Hon George BrandisDear Senator Brandis
I am writing to you to tell you how pleased I was to see you on the ABC declaring that your most important responsibility was ensuring the integrity of our legal system.
I wrote to you in June about a problem with the integrity of our legal system, of an MP who may have signed fraudulent statutory declarations to get into parliament, it seems it may have slipped your mind because nothing has been done. A copy of that letter was forwarded to Mal Brough my local MP and to Ms Bishop the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Again the email seem to have slipped their minds because nothing has been done.
This MP was born in the UK and got automatic British citizenship from his British father, he then applied for Australian citizenship in 1981 to meet the requirements of the Rhodes Trust and to get the scholarship dollars to enter Oxford. He matriculated to Oxford as a British national and I believe was friends of yours at Oxford where you too studied.
I trust the law is above friendships when you are protecting the integrity of our legal system.
Problems started with this MP when his Australian citizenship papers became a secret document at the National Archives in February this year. Freedom of Information requests to ascertain when the MP renounced his British citizenship were refused by his Chief of Staff Peta Credlin who became the equivalent of a clerk class 6 FOI clerk for this one FOI request.
FOI requests to the Home Office int eh UK met similar very unusual problems in that the request was referred to William Hague, I believe another Oxford colleague of yours and the MP. Mr Hague was the minister in charge of the Foreign Office and had called in the FOI request at the Home Office when he found out an old friend fro Oxford was the subject of the FOI request.
As a QC you might be intrigued why so many people are trying to cover up when an MP renounced his British citizenship. To normal citizens this indicates severe problems. Are there severe problems?
Will you ask Mr Abbott to produce his citizenship papers to show he really is in parliament legally and following the laws set down in section 44 of the constitution? Friendship is nice, but has nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the legal system, which is your job.
I have been called a birther by Mr Watts for daring to question the validity of an MP or for daring to suggest our constitution needs to be upheld. Even Mr Turnbull has had his hand in the cover up by directing the ABC produce a story for The Drum where the writer says the constitution is an old law and shouldn't be obeyed.
Will you protect the integrity of our constitution and more importantly our parliament by asking Mr Abbott to show his renunciation papers to parliament and the country? Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition which will be shortly presented to parliament asking for Mr Abbott to do just that.
Below are links to various news reports about the story and to various blogs detailing the paper work and actual legal problems. I trust in the system we have in Australia, I believe in the integrity of our legal and parliamentary systems as do most Australians. The trust is now in your hands.
And the Guardian sent a knock knock joke writer to make light of the story, they refuse to publish my response to it. http://www.theguardian.com/
I forwarded this to all foreign born MPs asking if they would table their own renunciation papers and if they would back a call for an audit of nationalities.