Hon B Bishop, Speaker, House of representativesDear Ms Bishop
Section 44 of out constitution says federal members of parliament can not have dual citizenship.
The Australian Electoral Commission can not ask a candidate about their citizenships, they can advise that by signing the candidates declaration that they are stating they comply with S44 of the constitution they can not then ask for proof. They have to believe the word of a political candidate,a future or current politician.
I have been advised by public servants that Senator Ronaldson can change the rules for the AEC by Ministerial Decree to allow them to examine citizenships, he refuses to answer my mail.
The Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters can examine and prosecute someone who enters parliament illegally and override the ban on the AEC at looking at citizenships. The JSCEM needs the House or Senate to refer a person to the committee, as the terrorist in a blue tie is the person being considered, these two won't refer him because there aren't the numbers to get him sent before the JSCEM because his party protects him. A minister from the government can do the same, again none would dare put their glorious leader in the dock. You as Speaker must uphold the integrity of parliament and do this.
Senator Nash and Ms Butler have both written to Mr Abbott asking for him to prove he is legitimate, he doesn't reply to them either. Mr Gray, when asked if he would press the issue, said that the current situation is fine, voters monitor S44 and all is well.
The Australian Federal Police can not prosecute for falsely signing the AEC declaration because they can not examine citizenship issues in elections because the AEC can't ask about citizenship. Commissioner Colvin's office advise Mr Keenan, the Minister for Justice, and he advised me of this after I asked Mr Keenan to investigate.
You have refused to respond to my letters on this matter in the past, I do hope now you will change your mind and actually do your job as senator and Attorney General.
The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet answered an FOI, FOI 2014/159 and FOI 2015/048 show that the document does not exist.
The Home Office in London keeps copies of all requests for renunciation of British Citizenship, their final response is that under section 40(5) of the UK FOI act they can only declare that they can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the documents. That part of the act refers to the UK Data Protection Act part 29 which stops the release of information in the case of a criminal investigation. the only way a crime can have happened is if there is no renunciation paperwork. Ergo,the renunciation papers do not exist, the only way a crime can have occurred is if they do not exist.
Mr Abbott is in parliament illegally and kept there because his party colleagues do not want to uphold the law. Anthony John Abbott was born in England on 4/11/1957, this gave him automatic British citizenship because of his British father.
He got Australian citizenship in June 1981, this gave him dual nationalities. Australian citizenship by decent does not expunge the British citizenship he got at birth and used for personal betterment on at least two occasions, the ten pound pom boat trip and matriculation to Oxford university.
He entered federal parliament in March 1994 as a dual national and has remained a dual national ever since.
Section 44 of the constitution says that federal politicians must only be Australian nationals,they can not have multiple nationalities.
On 8 occasions Mr Abbott has signed declarations for the Australian Electoral Commission that he complies with the Australian Constitution,specifically S44. He has lied on each of those 8 occasions.
He has committed fraud to enter parliament.
There is no record of him ever renouncing his British citizenship, here or in the UK.
The Australian Electoral Commission can provide copies of the declarations he has signed at each election since 1994.
The National Archives of Australia can provide copies of his Australian citizenship application.
The University of Oxford can provide you with proof he matriculated there as a British citizen
If you want copies of these documents I have them and I have sent them to you in the past.
Fraud is fraud.
The letter from Oxford is here:
This letter clearly shows Mr Abbott entered Oxford in October 1981 as a British citizen, if you care to ask him you will find out he got Australian citizenship in June 1981, a copy of the file is here
The file at the National Archives was made secret as I was viewing it in February 2014, all I could screen capture was the cover, more than enough to show when Australian Citizenship was granted. The following links show Mr Abbott considered he was Australian by naturalisation, in other words he filled in the forms and paid hte fees like everyone else.
Copies of the forms signed by Mr Abbott for the AEC are here:
Copies of the forms signed by Mr Abbott for the AEC are here:
His own Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet declare the renunciation papers for his British citizenship do not exist, that is in FOI 2014/159 or 2015/048 both linked to above.
The British Home Office can not comment on his lack of renunciation papers because to do so would be in breach of their secrecy laws which forbid disclosure of anything that may be used in criminal proceedings. The only way anything the home Office might say could be used in criminal proceedings is if the documents do not exist and fraud charges are laid.
As Speaker of the House will you instruct the Attorney General Senator Brandis or the Minister for Justice Mr Keenan to allow the Australian Federal Police to ignore the AEC rulings and lay charges of fraud against Mr Abbott?
As you are a NSW citizen your state crimes act and criminal code give significant penalties for people who refuse to tell police of possible crimes, as you are considered a professional person being a politician the penalties are much harsher. I would suggest you seek legal advice if you choose to not ask for Mr Abbott to be investigated by the police. Similarly your staff face prosecution if they refuse to advise the police.
Tony Magratheaand happy flying
and the bit at the end of my blogs,thank you