Ms Hughes did not believe she'd won a spot in the Senate at the 2016 election.
No-one did, certainly not the Australian Electoral Commission.
But a year after the July 2 election, Ms Hughes took a part-time job with the Australian Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Her appointment was announced by Attorney-General George Brandis on June 28.
attorney and Moore served as a Supreme Court judge in Alabama. After the allegations surfaced, a number of Republicans in the Senate called on Moore to quit the race. The president's former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has been a persistent supporter and campaigner for Moore.
Another woman accused Moore of sexual assaulting her when she was 16 years old, and he was an attorney in his 30s in an Alabama district attorney's office.
Under this logic, if Ms Nash's rights to dual citizenship because of her Scottish dad had been uncovered five years into her six-year term, Ms Hughes would've still been rendered ineligible.
Whatever the reasoning, the Greens will be scrambling to assure themselves that Andrew Bartlett, who replaced Larissa Waters, is safe from challenge.
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When he nominated he had a contract as a researcher at the Australian National University. shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives" is a significant restriction on Australians standing for Parliament. It doesn't apply to state or Commonwealth ministers or those in the Army or Navy.