The dual citizen mess is becoming ever more confounding at heraldsun.com.au
JACQUI Lambie served to protect all Australians while in the Australian Army. She then went on to serve for us by entering the parliamentary system. She says it how it is and was one of the few who actually put her constituents first, rather than just joining the gravy train. Hope she gets back into politics soon, where she belongs and can do good. MP I DON’T particularly like Lambie or some of the others who were disqualified based on being dual citizens, but I believe this article in the Constitution is outdated and should be changed. Lambie served in the military, I don’t see why she should not be allowed in parliament even if she is a dual citizen. The same Constitution made a non-citizen, the Queen of England, the head of state in Australia. Change the Constitution. Joseph SO she can’t be a politician, but it was OK to be in the armed forces? Seems a bit of a double standard, I mean the army let her have a gun. Michael ONE week she’s running around criticising other dual citizens and seeking their prosecution for taking pensions they’re “not entitled” to. Next week she’s caught in the same trap — karma. Robbo EVERY time she voted she voted illegally, but she can still congratulate herself on her achievements — now that is an ego. Michael F THIS is just rubbish, it should be about where you’re born, not your parents. Daniel I FIND it hard to believe that JL didn’t know where her father was born until “just recently” ... methinks the lady doth protest too much ... and what about the claims in relation to Aboriginal descent? Jerry THAT’S a pity. She had dopey ideas on Islam, but she was one of the few politicians you could genuinely say was acting in the best interests of her constituents, and had a genuine understanding about life outside the bubble of overblown economic privilege. Didn’t always agree with her, but I always liked her a lot. I hope she gets back in after all of this insanity has concluded. Proton HOW can these politicians be trusted to run our country when they can’t even manage their own affairs? This dual citizen debacle will go down as the biggest joke on Australia for many years to come. James WHAT a self-righteous bunch we are, we’ve been “controlling” this great land for more than 200 years and still can’t get it right. Maybe the indigenous people might have a better idea, especially in granting citizenship. I need a “Bex and a lie down”, what a mess. Graeme OUR forefathers who wrote the Constitution knew well not to allow people who have any benefit available to them from another country to be in our Parliament where you need to be 100 per cent committed to our nation and have no conflicts of interest. Our predecessors fought for our sovereignty and it’s not ours to throw away being trendy PC fools. Mick I WAS not going to vote for John Alexander again because the Libs don’t deserve it, but Kristina Keneally is one of the worst politicians I have seen ever ... ever, and Turnbull is probably on par with her. Roddy ALEXANDER will romp in. Bruce IF the answer is “Kristina Keneally”, then the question must be “where’s Eddie Obeid”? In jail, of course. Allan HER announcement speech was absolutely cringe inducing. John MONUMENTAL fail in NSW. Lest we forget. Gary GREAT choice. Can’t wait to vote her in and see the Libs squirm. A NEXT Labor will wheel out other relics like Bob Carr and Peter Beattie ... oops. Jason IT’S not a shock return. It’s a shocking return. She couldn’t run an extension cord. Rowan BORN in America ... father American ... mother Australian. Since they are checking everyone, could she have dual citizenship? Mary NOT sure about Turnbull but I’ve rarely had much more fun watching what passes as government these days. Elizabeth
Jacqui Lambie’s exit brings the number of dual citizen scalps to eight.