Senator Matt Canavan
Senator Matt Canavan

Matt Canavan row: Italian voting forms sent to mum for years

SENATOR Matt Canavan has been listed on the Registry of Italians Residing Abroad and Italian voting forms were automatically sent to him at his mother's address for the past 10 years.

But the rising LNP star, who resigned from Cabinet on Tuesday due to the dual citizenship scandal, yesterday reiterated he has never received or even viewed a ballot.

Senator Canavan this week revealed his mother, also born in Australia but of Italian descent, had signed him up for Italian ­citizenship. Under the Constitution a person who holds dual citizenship is ineligible for Parliament.

He said she made the application in 2006 when she herself applied for citizenship, but without his consent or knowledge while he was aged 25.

More on this at The Courier-Mail

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