Energy and Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has denied being a Hungarian citizen by descent, declaring that any suggestion otherwise is “absolutely absurd”.

On Thursday, The Australian reported that Frydenberg had sought urgent advice regarding the possibility he could hold citizenship from his mother who was born in Hungary but fled Europe to escape the Holocaust.

Under Section 44 of the Constitution, foreign nationals are banned from sitting in Foreign Parliament unless they renounced their dual citizenship prior to being elected.

Speaking to the ABC’s Tom Iggulden, Frydenberg maintained that he is “an Australian and an Australian only”.

 

Read the full article by David Barden at Huffington Post.

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