Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie was one of the politician caught up in the dual citizenship saga after British authorities confirmed she is a UK dual citizen.
It was an emotional Ms Lambie who resigned from parliament after receiving confirmation from the British Home office that she is a dual UK citizen by descent.
Senator Lambie’s Grandfather is Scottish and her father arrived in Australia from Scotland as a child.
She became the second Tasmanian senator to quit after Senate President Stephen Parry also resigned over citizenship doubts.
In a tear- filled address to Parliament, Senator Lambie thanked her father for his dedication to her career in politics …but Tasmanian veteran Aboriginal rights campaigner Michael Mansell, who always challenged the acceptance of her claim to Aboriginality by Labor politicians, says her resignation has opened up another debate.