Five ineligible MPs claimed $1m in taxpayers' money in just six months despite ...

Five ineligible federal MPs claimed almost $1 million in expenses from taxpayers in just six months despite being under a citizenship cloud with their ties to Britain.

Labor backbenchers Susan Lamb, Justine Keay, Josh Wilson and Katy Gallagher, and Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie, continued to claim travel allowance and office costs despite the High Court last year disqualifying other MPs in similar circumstances to them.

Between October 2017 and March 2018, they collectively claimed $958,715 from taxpayers, a Daily Mail Australia analysis of Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority data found. 

Five ineligible federal MPs (Labor's Susan Lamb pictured) claimed almost $1 million in expenses from taxpayers in just six months despite being under a citizenship cloud with their ties to Britain

Five ineligible federal MPs (Labor's Susan Lamb pictured) claimed almost $1 million in expenses from taxpayers in just six months despite being under a citizenship cloud with their ties to Britain

Between October 2017 and March 2018, they (Labor's Justine Keay pictured) collectively claimed $958,715 from taxpayers, a Daily Mail Australia analysis of Independent Parliamentary Expenses data found

Between October 2017 and March 2018, they (Labor's Justine Keay pictured) collectively claimed $958,715 from taxpayers, a Daily Mail Australia analysis of Independent Parliamentary Expenses data found

This was on top of their base $203,000 salaries. 

The expenses were incurred before they all resigned on May 9, hours after the High Court in Canberra ruled former senator Katy Gallagher was a dual British citizen and therefore constitutionally unable to remain in parliament.

The High Court in October found former Nationals deputy

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