In parliament 44 two petitions were lodged, one asking who was responsible for looking after S44 problems and queries and another asking Tony Abbott to show his renunciation of British citizenship papers.
Senator Cormann replied to both with the one letter. Pixels must be in short supply over at parliament house.
The two petitions are here
The reply to these is
So Cormann had set the rules. Trust an MP or got to the Court of Disputed Returns. Trouble is no one believes MPs and Bob Day and Rod Culleton sort of prove why we should never trust politicians. Add to that a few candidates who didn't win but with whom I spoke about S44 and there are real problems in believing people. Dave Barrow in Abbott's own electorate was and wasn't and then was again Australian, British and then dual national. Barrow has blocked me and doesn't like me because I quoted his public blog with the information he asked me to keep private. Mr Cohen from Tasmania senate election advised the world he was still a dual national because he forgot to renounce his British citizenship. He was a lawyer.
Goodness knows how many more.
Court of Disputed Returns got stuffed up a bit when the bloke doing it was committed to a mental institution on the way to the High Court to lodge for the Court of Disputed Returns. He was kept in for 3 months and doesn't know who put him there or why. The Court of Disputed Returns mat work if you can avoid the Abbottistas and afford to run a High Court trial and live in the electorate, but for 99.1% of voters it just isn't going to happen.
So back to the petitions, doc Jensen a possible dual national and total waste of space brought in the e-petition system which is quite nifty. Petition EN0038 was lodged and put in Hansard on 21 November 2016.
House of Parliament rules state a petition must be answered within 90 days of it being read into Hansard.
About 3 months after the Hansard entry I rang the Petitions Secretariat to find out how it was going, that's when I learnt Mr Vasta. Chair of the Petitions Committee had hidden it from parliament. I emailed my Queensland senators and my local MP Mr Wallace asking for help. Someone mentioned the other S44, Crimes Act 1914, Compounding an Offence. Mr Vasta sort of got worried bot three years in jail so let the petition be given to Senator Ryan for response. So much stuffing around and Scotty getting his staff to lie saying the petition hasn't been received and one silly player saying the petition, about Water Gate is it?
Ryan replied, he hadn't bothered reading the petition or asking Abbott, the cover up continued unabated. we must trust nominees for election to parliament to tell the truth. Amazing when you think about it, these are the people controlling the minutiae of our lives, creating laws to control us and all we can do is trust them?
Ryan hadn't even bothered telling the Petitions Committee of the response, one of the committee wrote to me advising the Petitions Committee said a response would be given to them on 31 May 2017 and presented to the House on 17 June 2017.
Feel comfortable next time you vote because it is our trust that keeps the bastards honest.
Thank you to those who have PayPal'd me, much appreciated. Being PayPal I can't thank you personally because your personal details are kept private. Very much appreciated to have the support, in gifts or words, from so many people over the past 44 months. There's that number again, started in the 44th parliament about section 44 and the other section 44 in the Crimes Act may be just what convinces parliamentarians to do the legal thing. Almost forgot the spill vote, Turnbull 54 Abbott 44. Lucky numbers anyone?
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