Citizenship saga: Inspect the foreign origins of every grandparent of every Senator

Citizenship saga: Inspect the foreign origins of every grandparent of every Senator

Citizenship saga: Inspect the foreign origins of every grandparent of every Senator

Updated 5 December 2017, 8:40 AEDT

Australian senators have finally revealed their foreign ties following the publication of Australia's first ever "citizenship register".

Australian senators have finally revealed their foreign ties following the publication on Monday of Australia's first ever "citizenship register".

The ABC has collected every reference to foreign countries in these disclosures and published them below.

Who trusts the register?

Hundreds of pages of disclosures have been published, but there is still room for doubt around the eligibility of some senators.

The form does not require documentary evidence in cases where an absence of citizenship is argued, and many MPs have simply provided their own legal argument for why they should not be disqualified from Parliament.

Some, such as senator David Leyonhjelm, used his disclosures to highlight flaws in the system.

He reported: "I once asked my mother if my father was truly my father, but she was offended so I didn't ask again."

Every foreign link disclosed

This is a list of every foreign link disclosed on the register, collated for the first time.

For each link, the ABC has recorded whether there was documentary evidence provided in the disclosures.

This evidence must be from a reputable third party that answers whether the senator is still eligible for the current Parliament despite the foreign link — for example, a letter from an embassy.

Senator Link Country Documentary evidence?
Abetz, Eric Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Germany Yes
Bartlett, Andrew Former spouse Yugoslavia No
Bernardi, Cory Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Italy No
Bernardi, Cory Spouse Ireland Yes
Brandis, George Paternal grandfather UK No
Bushby, David Maternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Cameron, Doug Personal, Mother, Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Cameron, Doug Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Lithuania No
Canavan, Matthew Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Italy Yes
Carr, Kim Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother UK No
Cash, Michaelia Maternal grandmother Singapore Yes
Cash, Michaelia Maternal grandfather, Maternal grandmother UK No
Collins, Jacinta Maternal grandfather UK No
Cormann, Mathias Personal, Mother, Father, Paternal grandmother Belgium Yes
Cormann, Mathias Paternal grandfather, Maternal grandfather Prussian Kingdom (Belgium) Yes
Cormann, Mathias Maternal grandmother Prussian Kingdom (Germany) No
Dastyari, Sam Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Iran No
Di Natale, Richard Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Italy Yes
Dodson, Patrick Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Duniam, Jonathon Spouse Albania No
Farrell, Don Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Farrell, Don Spouse Philippines No
Fawcett, David Spouse UK No
Fierravanti-Wells, Concetta Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Italy Yes
Gallacher, Alex Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother UK Yes
Gallacher, Alex Paternal grandfather Ireland No
Gallacher, Alex Spouse Italy No
Gallagher, Katy Mother Ecuador No
Gallagher, Katy Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother UK No
Gallagher, Katy Paternal grandfather Ireland No
Georgiou, Peter Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Greece Yes
Gichuhi, Lucy Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK and colonies Yes
Gichuhi, Lucy Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Kenya Yes
Griff, Stirling Paternal grandfather Ireland No
Hanson, Pauline Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Hinch, Derryn Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother New Zealand Yes
Hinch, Derryn Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Lines, Sue Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Lines, Sue Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
McKim, Nick Personal, Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
O'Neill, Deborah Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Ireland Yes
O'Sullivan, Barry Paternal grandmother UK No
Patrick, Rex Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather New Zealand Yes
Payne, Marise Paternal grandmother UK No
Polley, Helen Spouse Germany No
Pratt, Louise Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Reynolds, Linda Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK No
Ruston, Anne Maternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Scullion, Nigel Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Seselja, Zed Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Yugoslavia No
Seselja, Zed Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Austro Hungarian Empire (Croatia) No
Siewert, Rachel Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Singh, Lisa Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Fiji No
Singh, Lisa Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Sinodinos, Arthur Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Greece Yes
Sinodinos, Arthur Spouse Ireland No
Smith, Dean Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Smith, Dean Maternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Steele-John, Jordon Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother UK Yes
Steele-John, Jordon Paternal grandfather Barbados Yes
Sterle, Glenn Mother, Maternal grandmother UK Yes
Sterle, Glenn Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Yugoslavia No
Sterle, Glenn Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Whish-Wilson, Peter Personal Singapore No
Wong, Penny Personal, Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Malaysia Yes