World Briefs: Aussie lawmakers to declare citizenship

Aussie lawmakers to declare citizenship

SYDNEY • Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced plans yesterday to force all lawmakers to declare they are not dual nationals as he seeks to defuse a political crisis that saw his deputy, Mr Barnaby Joyce, ejected from Parliament.

The new laws will apply to both existing and prospective lawmakers.


Berlusconi on track for comeback

PALERMO (Italy) • Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi looked on course for a stunning political comeback yesterday, as projections showed him and his rightist allies winning a regional election in Sicily.

Mr Berlusconi's centre-right bloc was running just ahead of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, with the centre-left a distant third, according to the initial projections.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe