Tony Abbott posted this in his twitter feed yesterday after Senator Ludlam announced he was a dual citizen and resigning from parliament. Former Prime Minister Paul Keating was also on twitter calling for an audit of S44 compliance after Mr Ludlam's resignation announcement and he coyly included Mr Abbott's twitter tag. Senator Hinch did the same. A few minutes after Mr Ludlam's announcement I emailed my local MP Andrew Wallace asking if he would push for an audit of S44 and mentioned how things were going in the court case in the UK which is demanding the UK Home Office release information about Abbott. An hour after my email to Wallace Abbott releases the information. Me or Keating or Hinch or guilt LOL It's all about me init?
The UK Court people were sent a copy of the letter Abbott posted on twitter and told if this matches the information the UK Home Office refuses to confirm or deny, then cancel the court process.
Would have been much better had Abbott replied to my email in 2013 or if he had replied to the FOI requests, one saying the FOI would be refused the other saying the information doesn't exist. Would have been much better had he replied to Terri Butler MP's letter or to Senator Nash's letter coincidentally sent about the same date on this letter, January 2015.
Would have been much better had Senator Cormann had answered a hidden petition asking for an audit of S44 compliance.
An audit of S44 compliance was also asked for in submission to the Joint Select Committee on Electoral Matters just after the 2016 election. That submission has been ignored by Senator Ryan but maybe now he will look at the audit and allow the Australian Electoral Commission to ask questions about S44, query compliance with S44 and prosecute breaches of S44.
All over red rover.
As a PS it really is an embarrassment that 3 of our elected officials are removed from parliament because they couldn't be bothered checking if they comply with our constitution, even more so that Senators Ryan and Cormann think we the voters should just trust them to tell the truth.
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 long time. There's that number 44, 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?
Cheers thanks & goodonya