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 Dual/Cit. Section 44 again—and forever?

11.07.19.  Remember how the government and Labor messed about, backwards and forwards over the Constitution section 44 concerning dual nationality? Many months wasted on that business, plus the SSM nonsense all combined to literally paralyse the business end of good governance. Well, the matter is still nor settled and up to 26 MPs could be ruled ineligible to sit in federal parliament with a new legal report warning of a fresh constitutional crisis.

An article published by the University of Western Australia argues there are still unresolved issues under section 44 of the constitution, which disqualifies those ‘entitled to the rights or privileges … of a foreign power’, even if they are not technically citizens. 15 MPs and Senators were forced out of the last parliament after being found ineligible under section 44 because of dual citizenship. Given new findings even those that were stood down may have a new set of issues to deal with. See video below.

 

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  • luk1955 11/07/2019, 7:32 am

    Wonder how being the head man of an Australian port under a 99 year lease by a foreign power is handled by sec. 44. “Rights and prvileges of a foreign power” on Australian soil.

  • Thunder 11/07/2019, 8:14 am

    Root out the entire Labor Party followed closely by all the Green Garbage.

    We can then start all over again……….

  • Cliff 11/07/2019, 8:14 am

    No mention of Albanese, Wong or any of the many politicians who are Jewish and therefore eligible to the Israeli ‘right of return’?

    Using he old principle of ‘It’s the Commonwealth Bank it’s too big to fail, so it won’t’ or ‘What’s good for General Motors is good for America’ , (both of which, if maybe once true, look increasingly dodgy in toady’s world), the pollies will try to tough it out on this one and hope it goes away.

    • Bob of Brisbane 11/07/2019, 11:38 am

      Good question Cliff.
      Nobody, including politicians, will answer my questions about this.
      There is a sacred cow amongst us.
      Bob.

  • DT 11/07/2019, 8:50 am

    The Italian

  • Penguinite 11/07/2019, 9:04 am

    No vid Ed? I also looked in the Australian but no luck there either?

    • MM Ed. 11/07/2019, 9:32 am

      Just tested the vid—it works. Be sure to click on the arrow and you can’t escape the ad.

      • Graham Richards 11/07/2019, 1:45 pm

        Mr Ed,

        Notice comes up saying “video not found”.!

  • Aktosplatz 11/07/2019, 5:00 pm

    FFS This is not Rocket Science! Either electoral candidates comply or they don’t. Surely our over bloated public service can spend time thoroughly checking every member out.

    And those who have willingly tried to hide dual citizenship should be kicked out of Parliament for the full electoral term. I’m sick of this. When we do our tax returns, the penalties and traps about wrong information are enormous. It should be the same for members of Parliament – rules are rules.

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