Or some of it is. AND SO AM I
WONT CHANGE WHATS WRITTEN BELOW, BUT DOUBLE CHECK EVERYTHIGN, A CANDIDATE OR A SINGLE VOTER WITH TWO SIGNATORIES CAN TAKE SOMEONE TO THE COURT OF DISPUTED RETURNS, OR SO THE CANDIDATES HANDBOOK SEEMS TO SAY. The bit about court of disputed returns will help.
GET A LAWYER WILL HELP
The Australian Electoral Commission puts out a handbook advising candidates they must comply with the constitution, the candidates sign a form stating they comply with the constitution but no one can actually check before the election. A person must stand for election, be elected and if there are any problems with the constitution they will be dragged before the High Court and the Court of Disputed Returns to prove they comply.
A total waste of time and a reason for glee in every pseudo anarchist in the land.
If you have a foreign born candidate why not ask the local paper and email the candidate to get them to show they have renounced their foreign citizenship and if they don't provide the documents take them to the high court, the court of disputed returns.
You will need two registered voters who have voted, they need to be ticked off because the candidate will be well and truly ticked off and will have their lawyers check the minutiae.
You will need a $500 bond for the court, not sure if this is cash up front or a letter advising you have $500 in the mattress.
Get legal help.
If you are successful claim the $200 a day from the Common Informers Act if they are re-elected candidates. Wont work for newbees because they haven't sat yet. If you are feeling good at this stage remember me in your will or click of the button below.
Be persistent,ask your local paper to demand they prove S44 eligibility.
The AEC can not ask about compliance with the constitution because the constitution isn't a commonwealth law. Yep and that's been proven in the High Court.
Think about it and if you do it have fun.
Check the facebook pages and twitter for your local area or ask your neighbours if they want in on it.
For the anarchist in me it would be great for all 45-50 foreign born MPs who will be elected at the election to have to face the High Court simply because Senator Robinson, Mr Brough and Senator Cormann as Special Ministers of State all refused to send a ministerial directive to the AEC to instruct them to check compliance with the constitution.
Some are legal, Senator Cormann because his Belgian citizenship is cancelled once he applies for Australian, I believe Senator Wong is the same for her Malaysian citizenship.
I have asked every sitting MP who was born overseas and only Senator Cormann replied. It is a letter from their former country which is needed for them to sit in parliament, It should be available when asked for.
Abbott is explained in many blogs in the list to the right. He has a lot of people in his electorate waiting to go to the High Court, or so I am told.
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.
For those of you who do go to the High court with your foreign born MP have fun, this is all about fun and the law. I can't take names of people wanting to do this, maybe in the comments below or on the farcebook pages about your electorate or candidate.