We should have an open citizenship register

Stuff reports:

The Department of suggested a tightening of the rules around ministerial grants of citizenship after the case of tech billionaire Peter Thiel came to light.

Then-minister was interested in the proposed reforms, which included an open citizenship register, but did not manage to enact them before leaving Government.

An open citizenship register is a good idea. We should know who is and is not a citizen of New Zealand. It would also be helpful with checking eligibility of candidates for election.

hope Labour pursues this idea.

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