Tasmanian crossbench Senator Jacqui Lambie has revealed she could resign from parliament because she might be a British citizen by descent through her Scottish-born father, Thomas.
Senator Lambie has told media today she will resign immediately if advice from British authorities proves she is a dual citizen and is expecting confirmation in the next 24 hours.
Earlier today, Australian Conservatives Senator Cory Bernardi suggested the government was aware of another Senator who had concerns over their eligibility to sit parliament.
She broke away from PUP and became an independent Senator in late 2014 before establishing her own political party, the Jacqui Lambie Network in May 2015. Steve Martin was next on the Jacqui Lambie Network Senate ticket for Tasmania and received 233 first-preference votes, according to the Australian Electoral Commission.