Dear Mr Dreyfus
If a politician were to find out about something that might or might not be a crime should they make that decision themselves or should it be left up to the police? I know most state crimes acts require all who are aware of a crime to let the police know otherwise they risk being charged with perverting the course of justice, especially if the politician and potential criminal are mates and there has been some sort of monetary or political advantaged gained by staying quiet.
I ask because the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet declared in an FOI request, 2014-159, in October last year, that Mr Abbott is still a dual citizen of Britain and Australia. They said his renunciation paperwork for the British citizenship does not exist.
I have informed the Attorney General Senator Brandis of this and he just ignores me. I thought it normal for MPs to respond to correspondence, he doesn't bother. I first told him of a possible problem in May 2014 and again after the FOI was completed.
Everyone knows Tony Abbott was born in England to a pommie father giving him automatic British citizenship. The date of getting Australian citizenship is a bit clouded, he claims citizenship by descent, but his old mum had to renounce her Aussie citizenship to get the ten pound pom boat trip. We didnt give out trips not even to the mother of a future prime minister. The best I could find out is he got Australian citizenship the normal way in 1981 to comply with the Rhodes Trust and so he could get the Rhodes dollars for Oxford. His citizenship file is now a secret document in the National Archives which sort of defeats the purpose of a national archive.
He has dual nationality and hasn't renounced his Britishness.
He has entered parliament at 8 elections where he signed a declaration for the Australian Electoral Commission stating he has renounced his British citizenship and complies with section 44 of the constitution.
Eight counts of fraud to enter parliament makes him a criminal.
Now that you are aware of the crime or potential crime will you advise the police or make the decision yourself that all is OK? As Shadow Attorney General I would hope you forward the matter to the CDPP, the AG department and the AFP.
Please advise what you will be doing.
Thanks for your time and patience.
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