Shadow Minister for Immigration
Dear Mr Marles,
I need your help.
Last year I got a copy of the National Archives of Australia file for the citizenship papers of Anthony John Abbott and was shocked to find he had not signed any of the forms or paperwork in the file. His mother had filled in the application for him.
Mr Abbott was 23 at the time and had just got a law degree so shoudl have know what was required of him.
I phoned Immigration and was told that it was extraordinary for a mother to fill in a form for her adult son and she thought it was precluded by legislation. The rules say a mother can fill in the forms for her children but once the child reaches adulthood he must fill in the forms himself.
I emailed Mr Dutton via the APH online connect button I am using to get in touch with you. that was in about June 2015 and still no reply.
I rang back after a month and was told to try filling in a dob in an immigration cheat,seemed a bit much but I did that. And no response.
In November or December I lodged an FOI to find out what had happened with my email and online form exercise. I still haven't had a response and the Information Ombudsman is investigating why.
I have been told by staff at Immigration that the email and FOI was stopped from being processed by the ministers office.
So I lodged a petition in parliament, I admit to being a pain in the bum and when I get ignored I try to find out what is being hidden from me.
The petition is 1133-1639 and was lodged on 8 February 2016. The cover up continued, Doc Jensen sent the petition to Senator Cormann and marked it not to be referred which I learnt was petition speak hide it, no response.
This is the wording of the petition:-
This petition of a concerned citizen of Australia requests the House to determine if former Prime Minister Mr Abbott MP applied for Australian citizenship by descent properly and correctly with regards to all rules and laws governing the Immigration application procedures of the time.
Former Prime Minister Mr Abbott’s citizenship by descent application in the National Archives of Australia is signed by Fay Abbott, his mother. Mrs Abbott got assisted passage, colloquially known as the ten pound pom boat trip in 1961 so there is a chance that she may have been British at the time of former Prime Minister Mr Abbott’s birth, her citizenship on returning to Australia is not clear, she may also have been a dual citizen. Immigration rules of the time the citizenship by descent application was lodged say the mother may lodge an application for citizenship by descent for a child, but when that child reaches adulthood the child must fill in the form. Former Prime Minister Mr Abbott was 23 at the time the form was filled in and did not sign anything in the National Archives file.
I beg the house to determine if the former Prime Minister Mr Abbott MP filled in his citizenship by descent forms correctly.
As can be seen it is obviously a request for information about filling in an Immigration controlled citizenship application form. Doc Jensen as since said on twitter that it is a matter of portfolio responsibility in giving it to Senator Cormann.
Would you please determine if Mr Abbott got his Australian citizenship in the proper way, if his mother filing in the form was legal and if there is any sort of illegality about the citizenship application and paperwork held at the NAA for those MPs and Ministers covering up the illegality to be referred to the AFP.
I have tried in the past to refer matters to Senator Brandis as the Attorney General but FOI investigations show my email advising of possible criminal activity has been kept in his office and never referred to the depart of the Attorney General.
Thank you for your help
PS I did PMSL laughing when I first found out Mr Abbott had done a Warney a decade before Shane blamed his mum.
The blog has all of the papers links and NAA files http://tonymagrathea.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/petition-about-signing-citizenship-by.html
A little bit extra, ã message sent to Senator Cormann, he ended up with the petition.
It seems your West Australian colleague isn't quite sure of what you do in parliament.
It seems you are now responsible for Immigration citizenship applications.
Is this true?
If it isn't true will you forward petition 1133-1639 to Mr Dutton and ask him to respond to it please.
It is approaching criminal under S44 of the Crimes Act 1914 for you and 57-7 Doc Jensen to hide a legitimate query about a possible criminal matter in the tunnels of parliament secrecy.
http://tonymagrathea.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/petition-about-signing-citizenship-by.html Is the blog detailing the problems,
http://tonymagrathea.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/mr-marlesshadow-minisiter-for.html is the blog a copy of an email to Mr Marles asking him to determine if the citizenship application was handled correctly and if it wasn't, to determine if you and Doc Jensen and Mr Dutton have committed crimes in trying to cover up the query.
I said to you recently on twitter politics is fun, it is until someone tries to do something illegal. It seems you are mixed up in the illegal cover up of a problem caused by an arrogant person getting his mum to fill in a form he should have filled in himself.
It is amazing that you and so many others would cover up for such an arrogant incompetent person who only months after getting a law degree couldn't figure out how to fill in a form so got mummy to do it for him.
Answer the petition or get Mr Dutton to answer the petition.
The bit down the bottom that paid for the printing,the
photocopying,the envelopes and stamps and phone calls. The trips to
Brisbane and caffeine top ups from 5am until home time. The trips to
Brisbane are a 6 hour round trip public transport adventure. AND the birth certificates, National Archives files, searches in the UK etc etc etc Thanks to everyone who has clicked on this in the last year or so.