fijian experts never asked about prakash

Fijian experts ‘never asked about Prakash’

Australia

The Department of Home Affairs has admitted it did not seek any advice from experts in Fijian law before stripping Neil Prakash of his Australian citizenship.

Senior officials have also confirmed the Morrison government did not take any steps to verify Prakash’s citizenship status with Fijian authorities before severing his Australian ties.

However, the department’s senior counsel Ian Deane had told a parliamentary committee he provided “strong” legal advice to the government that Prakash was a dual citizen.