There are four members of Parliament who should be concerned about their citizenship under s44: Josh Frydenberg, Jason Falinski, Mark Dreyfus and Michael Danby.
As I understand it, S44 states in simple terms: … any person who is entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives …
According to Wikipedia, if someone is a Jew, “Within three months of arriving in Israel under the Law of Return, immigrants automatically receive Israeli citizenship unless they explicitly request not to.” This is an entitlement.
The term “immigrant” is not clearly defined and can be construed as applying to a person who travels to another country and stays for a period.
On the basis of this, the cases of all four should be referred to the High Court.
Why are they never mentioned? Do they have some special privilege?
Bob of Brisbane.