Cabinet minister Josh Frydenberg has declared his dual citizenship concerns are “resolved” despite seeking urgent advice yesterday to find out if he was a Hungarian citizen.

Mr Frydenberg yesterday sought urgent advice ­regarding the possibility he held Hungarian citizenship as Victorian Liberal president Michael Kroger broke ranks with Malcolm Turnbull by calling for an audit of all MPs.

Mr Frydenberg said today that it was “absurd” to accuse him of being a dual citizen given his mother arrived as a stateless person when she fled Europe after the Holocaust.

But he acknowledged he sought advice from a citizenship expert in Budapest yesterday after receiving questions from The Australian about his potential dual citizenship.

“I did seek some advice and I am very confident with that advice but also contacted the embassy here and I was very comforted by conversations with them,” Mr Frydenberg told ABC radio.

 

Read the full article by Rachel Baxendale, Rosie Lewis and Greg Brown at The Australian (subscriber only).

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