Citizenship saga: Every foreign link to your MPs and whether they've shown proof

Citizenship saga: Every foreign link to your MPs and whether they've shown proof

Citizenship saga: Every foreign link to your MPs and whether they've shown proof

Updated 6 December 2017, 16:25 AEDT

With just days left in the parliamentary sitting calendar, MPs have finally revealed their citizenship ties.

Hundreds of foreign links to Australian MPs have been identified by the first-ever citizenship register.

According to analysis by the ABC, many MPs have not proven they are eligible for Parliament.

Attorney-General George Brandis, a Liberal, has called for Labor MPs Susan Lamb, Justine Keay and Josh Wilson to be referred to the High Court.

Meanwhile, Labor's legal spokesperson Mark Dreyfus has targeted Liberal MPs Jason Falinski, Josh Frydenberg and Nola Marino.

However, the disclosures provided by other MPs do not completely rule out the possibility their foreign links may make them ineligible for Parliament.

Multicultural Australia?

The links — identified where relatives or spouses are born in other countries or have claim to foreign citizenship — show British connections are easily the most popular in the Australian House of Representatives, ahead of Italian and Greek.

Examine every link

This is a list of every foreign link disclosed on the House of Representatives 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 or MP is still eligible for the current Parliament despite the foreign link — for example, a letter from an embassy.

MP Link Country Documentary evidence
Abbott, Tony Maternal grandfather Netherlands Yes
Abbott, Tony Spouse New Zealand Yes
Abbott, Tony Personal, Father, Maternal grandmother, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Albanese, Anthony Father Unknown N/A
Aly, Anne Spouse Canada No
Aly, Anne Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Egypt Yes
Andrews, Karen Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother UK No
Bandt, Adam Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Spouse UK Yes
Banks, Julia Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Greece No
Banks, Julia Spouse UK No
Bird, Sharon Paternal grandfather UK No
Bowen, Chris Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Buchholz, Scott Spouse UK No
Butler, Mark Mother UK Yes
Butler, Terri Maternal grandmother UK No
Byrne, Anthony Spouse USA No
Champion, Nick Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Chesters, Lisa Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Christensen, George Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Ciobo, Steven Father, Paternal grandfather Italy Yes
Ciobo, Steven Paternal grandmother Ottoman Empire No
Ciobo, Steven Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Ciobo, Steven Spouse USA No
Clare, Jason Maternal grandmother UK No
Clare, Jason Spouse Vietnam No
Claydon, Sharon Maternal grandfather UK No
Coleman, David Spouse USA No
Collins, Julie Maternal grandfather New Zealand No
Collins, Julie Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Conroy, Pat Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Crewther, Chris Spouse South Korea No
Danby, Michael Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Germany No
Dreyfus, Mark Spouse Chile No
Dreyfus, Mark Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Germany No
Dreyfus, Mark Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Stateless No
Elliot, Justine Paternal grandfather USA No
Ellis, Kate Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK No
Entsch, Warren Maternal grandmother UK No
Evans, Trevor Maternal grandfather Germany No
Evans, Trevor Maternal grandmother Netherlands No
Falinski, Jason Paternal grandfather Austro-Hungarian Empire No
Falinski, Jason Father, Paternal grandfather Poland No
Falinski, Jason Maternal grandfather UK No
Falinski, Jason Father, Paternal grandmother USSR No
Feeney, David Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Fletcher, Paul Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Freelander, Mike Maternal grandfather Fiji No
Freelander, Mike Paternal grandfather UK No
Frydenberg, Josh Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Hungary  No
Frydenberg, Josh Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Poland No
Gee, Andrew Paternal grandmother Ireland Yes
Gee, Andrew Spouse UK No
Georganas, Steve Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Greece Yes
Giles, Andrew Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Goodenough, Ian Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Singapore Yes
Goodenough, Ian Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Gosling, Luke Maternal grandmother UK No
Hammond, Tim Paternal grandfather UK No
Hammond, Tim Maternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Hart, Ross Paternal grandmother, Spouse UK No
Hartsuyker, Luke Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Netherlands Yes
Hastie, Andrew Spouse USA No
Hawke, Alex Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Greece Yes
Hill, Julian Paternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Husar, Emma Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Poland No
Husic, Ed Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Austro-Hungarian Empire No
Husic, Ed Mother, Father Yugoslavia No
Irons, Steve Paternal grandmother UK No
Katter, Bob Paternal grandfather Lebanon No
Keay, Justine Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Keenan, Michael Personal, Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Kelly, Mike Spouse China No
Kelly, Craig Maternal grandfather South Africa No
Kelly, Mike Spouse Stateless No
Kelly, Craig Maternal grandfather UK No
Kelly, Mike Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother UK No
Khalil, Peter Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Egypt Yes
Khalil, Peter Spouse USA No
King, Madeleine Paternal grandmother Ireland No
King, Madeleine Father, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
King, Madeleine Grandfather Unknown N/A
King, Catherine Paternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Lamb, Susan Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Lamb, Susan Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Unknown N/A
Laming, Andrew Spouse Latvia  No
Leeser, Julian Paternal grandmother Germany  No
Leigh, Andrew Maternal grandmother India No
Leigh, Andrew Maternal grandmother UK No
Leigh, Andrew Spouse USA No
Ley, Sussan Personal Nigeria No
Ley, Sussan Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Marino, Nola Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather, Spouse Italy Yes
Marino, Nola Maternal grandfather Sweden No
Marino, Nola Father USA No
McBride, Emma Personal, Paternal grandfather Ireland No
McCormack, Michael Maternal grandfather Greece Yes
Mitchell, Brian Mother, Maternal grandfather Ireland Yes
Mitchell, Brian Personal, Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Morrison, Scott Maternal grandfather New Zealand No
Morton, Ben Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
O'Brien, Llew Paternal grandfather Canada No
O'Brien, Llew Maternal grandmother France Yes
O'Brien, Llew Maternal grandmother New Caledonia No
O'Brien, Ted Spouse New Zealand No
O'Brien, Ted Maternal grandfather UK No
O'Brien, Llew Maternal grandfather UK No
O'Connor, Brendan Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Ireland Yes
O'Connor, Brendan Personal UK Yes
O'Dowd, Ken Paternal grandmother Netherlands No
O'Dwyer, Kelly Spouse New Zealand No
O'Toole, Cathy Maternal grandfather Lebanon No
O'Toole, Cathy Paternal grandfather UK No
Owens, Julie Maternal grandmother UK No
Pasin, Tony Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Italy Yes
Plibersek, Tanya Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Slovenia Yes
Plibersek, Tanya Spouse UK No
Porter, Christian Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Rishworth, Amanda Paternal grandfather Ireland No
Rishworth, Amanda Maternal grandmother UK No
Robert, Stuart Maternal grandmother UK No
Rowland, Michelle Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather Fiji No
Rowland, Michelle Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Sharkie, Rebekha Personal, Father, Maternal grandmother, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Sharkie, Rebekha Mother, Maternal grandfather USA No
Shorten, Bill Personal, Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Snowdon, Warren Spouse New Zealand No
Stanley, Anne Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Sudmalis, Ann Mother, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather UK Yes
Sukkar, Michael Father, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Lebanon Yes
Sukkar, Michael Maternal grandfather Norway Yes
Taylor, Angus Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather New Zealand No
Tudge, Alan Maternal grandfather Canada No
Tudge, Alan Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK Yes
Turnbull, Malcolm Maternal grandmother UK No
Vamvakinou, Maria Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Greece Yes
van Manen, Bert Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Netherlands Yes
Vasta, Ross Spouse China No
Vasta, Ross Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Italy No
Watts, Tim Spouse Hong Kong No
Wicks, Lucy Spouse Canada Yes
Wilson, Tim Maternal grandfather India No
Wilson, Rick Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandfather UK No
Wilson, Josh Personal, Maternal grandmother UK No
Wilson, Tim Maternal grandfather UK No
Wood, Jason Spouse Hong Kong No
Wood, Jason Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather UK No
Zappia, Tony Personal, Mother, Father, Maternal grandmother, Maternal grandfather, Paternal grandmother, Paternal grandfather Italy Yes

Note: Nola Marino updated her disclosures to include evidence that she does not have Italian citizenship.