Court to ask One Nation senator whether he knew he was a British citizen on Thursday before 10 October hearing on eligibility of seven MPs and senators

The One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts will be cross-examined about whether he knew he was a British citizen and the case challenging his eligibility may also scrutinise his sister’s evidence, the court of disputed returns has heard.

At a hearing in Canberra on Friday the chief justice, Susan Kiefel, appointed a friend of the court to test Roberts’s evidence and made orders for Roberts to submit expert legal advice on British citizenship law.

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