Mitch Fifield admits he knew weeks ago Stephen Parry may hold dual citizenship

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Admission comes as citizenship crisis widens tensions within Coalition and Penny Wong says ‘this smacks of a cover-up’

The communications minister, Mitch Fifield, has admitted he found out weeks ago the former Senate president Stephen Parry was concerned he may hold dual citizenship.

Parry quit parliament this week after receiving advice from the UK Home Office that he held British citizenship through his UK-born father.

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