Sunday, 31 May 2015

Another letter to Mr Keenan,Minister for Justice

Mr Keenan I have asked you in the past about Mr Abbotts dual citizenship, the advice I finally got was that the Australian Federal Police can not investigate his dual citizenship because the Australian Electoral Commission is precluded from asking about citizenship under their laws.

I have phoned Mr Abbotts office on a few occasions to ask, February  was a most amazing response, my questions are ludicrous and "the Prime Minster is the Prime Minister and he is an Australian citizen"   verbatim from a phone call made in February   

I called again last Friday,my phones have been blocked from calling his office, they get cut off automatically. I only got through via his Manly office and this time Diana was a bit more civil, I asked when Mr Abbott renounced his British citizenship and she advised that information can not be released.

There is no doubt Mr Abbott is an Australian citizen,his citizenship application papers,though now secret documents, are in the National Archives of Australia and show he applied for and was granted citizenship in June 1981.  But the information about renouncing his British citizenship are missing.  His Department has said in FOI 2014/158 and 2015/048 that the renunciation papers do not exist.
He got automatic British citizenship by being born in London with a British father, under their laws this can only be expunged by filling a form RN and paying a fee, there is no proof this has happened.  He filled in a form claiming birth to an Australian overseas, but that was after he first lodged an application for citizenship and that does not expunge the British citizenship.  There are questions whether hsi mother was still an Australian because shortly after his birth she was given an assisted passage to Australia as a Briton, she either was British or an illegal boat person. 

His AEC application papers show he is a naturalized citizen and emails from Oxford University show he matriculated there as a British citizen. Copies of all of these are in my blog, which I have sent to you in the past.

Will you contact Mr Abbotts office, either as minister or as an anonymous individual and ask when he renounced his British citizenship,if you get the same treatment as myself and so many others who have tried will you pass the matter on to the Joint Select Committee for Electoral Matters to determine if Mr Abbott is in parliament legally or not.  It is a shame that the highest office in the land is under question by so many people, 27000 have signed a petition asking he release details of his renunciation, Ms Butler MP and Senator Nash have asked for clarification and haven't even got an automated reply.  On a good day of tweeting and retweeting my queries about Mr Abbotts citizenship are seen and queried by up to 600,000 Australians.  

It is shameful for any politician to totally ignore fellow MPs as Mr Abbott has done, Ms Butler has waited more than 4 months for a reply and Senator Nash nearly 3 months.  You can solve this quickly and easily with one phone call and if there is no proof he has renounced his British citizenship then you must ask the JSCEM to investigate.

Ms Gillard was in a similar position as prime Minister and did provide details of her renunciation of British citizenship, why does Mr Abbott refuse to do  this?  Mr Abbott has a degree in Law form Sydney University so ignorance of our constitution is not a factor, and the AEC give handouts to all applicants explaining how S44 works and how they must comply with it.

The only people who can make sure Section 44 of the constitution is policed you as a minister of the crown or the House/Senate as a whole. The police cant ask because the AEC cant ask and we the people cant ask after the 40 day time frame set down by the High Court. 

Please ask him and his office when he renounced his British citizenship and tell the country when.

thanks again for your time

And of course the bit at the end of my blogs:-  

If you want to keep me out of poverty, please send a penny or two.  I am one of those pov-liners who can't afford to drive a car and for who a cup of coffee or a glass of beer is out of the question.

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