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Rebekha Sharkie; I Have Sough Legal Advice On My Citizenship Status

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The issue of citizenship is not going away in Canberra this week after all MP's were required to submit paperwork to prove their non dual nationality.

Rebekha Sharkie has again defended her status, sayin ghse has received legal advice from QC's in Australia and London who say she has taken all reasonable steps to ensure she renounced her UK citizenship, even though the British Home Office took a month to process the paperwork.

Ms Sharkie now waits to see if she will face the High Court on the matter, along with 5 new Labor MP's and a handful of Government Ministers who submitted paperwork yesterday.

Ms Sharkie has also thanked her electorate for making the case to keep the Mayo electorate after the state's border reshuffle.

"To have more than 90 per cent of the 211 submissions to the AEC calling for the retention of Mayo is a pretty clear indication of how strongly my electorate feels about keeping its identity when South Australia loses one of its 11 seats during the current redistribution,” Rebekha said.

“I’d like to thank the community for embracing my ‘Save Our Seat’ campaign and taking the time to put in a submission."

Rebekha will be submitting comments on the public submissions.

“Then it will just be a waiting game until the AEC releases its draft redistribution proposal next year but I will make sure that our community is informed about what is happening and I will continue fighting to keep our community together,” she said.

“In fact we had more than 80 local residents email submissions in the first 24-hours of the campaign when we launched it last month.”

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