A petition was put to the house on Monday 23/11/15 http://tonymagrathea.blogspot.
This petition of a concerned citizen of Australia draws the attention of the house to concerns of many thousands of social media users with regard to Mr Abbott’s right to sit in parliament. Mr Abbott was born in the UK to a British father and got automatic British citizenship under UK laws of that time. In June 1981 Mr Abbott applied for and got Australian citizenship by descent from his Australian mother. On October 17th 1981 he entered Oxford University as a British citizen. Documentary proof in this web link http://tonymagrathea.blogspot.
There is no record in Australia or the UK of Mr Abbott having renounced his British citizenship. Under section 44 of the Australian Constitution a member of parliament must not be under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power. Mr Abbott must have renounced his British citizenship by filling in a UK Home Office form RN and paying a fee.
I ask the House to instruct Mr Abbott to show he has renounced his British citizenship and complies with the constitution, failing that for the House to remove Mr Abbott from parliament.
The Citizenship act says that citizenship by descent starts the day the minister approves the person becoming an Australian citizen, not the day of birth. For 24 years Mr Abbott was a British citizen and to get rid of that he needs to fill in a form RN and pay a fee to the UK Home Office. His staff say he has never filled in a form to renounce his British citizenship.
Mr Abbott is still a British citizen and an Australian citizen and in parliament illegally after signing 8 false declarations for the AEC. You must remove him and ask the Attorney General to press charges.
Mr Abbott has a law degree from one of the best law schools in the country so has no excuse for not knowing whats going on. You must act to preserve the sanctity of parliament and so you can legislate to legitimise all laws Abbott brought in, they are now invalid and allow any terrorists in prison to appeal and get out and be paid handsomely.
Ms Butler got this because she was the only Labour person to dare ask.