Opposition takes issue with 21-day disclosure timeframe which could push citizenship issues into 2018

Labor has signalled it will drive a hard bargain with Malcolm Turnbull’s proposed citizenship disclosure solution, identifying several core problems ahead of upcoming talks between the two leaders.

Just hours before it was revealed that Liberal MP John Alexander’s citizenship status was in doubt – potentially making him the fourth Coalition MP with a section 44 conflict – Turnbull announced a disclosure system, modelled on the declaration registers members already use for their interests.

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