Another Cabinet Minister Caught Up In Citizenship Scandal

Nov 3, 2017


Josh Frydenberg | FIVEaa

Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg is frantically seeking advice over possible Hungarian citizenship.

The Australian is reporting Mr Frydenberg may have been made a citizen via his mother. He told the paper:

“As someone who was born in Australia with Hungarian ancestors who arrived in Australia after the Holocaust, I would be required to initiate and undertake a lengthy and formal application and interview procedure in order to be considered a Hungarian citizen.

“Neither I nor anyone on my behalf has ever made such an application or ­engaged in such a procedure.”

But it is now believed Mr Frydenberg has hired a consultant in Budapest to investigate the possibility. An adverse finding could threaten the government’s slim majority in parliament.