Time to re- think cit­i­zen­ship

South Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - — Jay Nauss

THE cit­i­zen­ship saga of Fed­eral Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans is oc­cu­py­ing me­dia cov­er­age with nearly ev­ery news bul­letin. Frankly, I think most are get­ting fa­tigued from hear­ing about it.

Just be­cause some­one may have dual cit­i­zen­ship be­cause of her­itage doesn’t mean that they are or would be dis­loyal to Aus­tralia. Quite the con­trary, most would be more loyal than some of those of the past who were in gov­ern­ment, es­pe­cially af­ter WWII when the United Na­tions was es­tab­lished.

Some of those par­lia­men­tar­i­ans signed up to quite a few UN covenants and treaties which have led to the wa­ter­ing down of Aus­tralian sovereignty. There have been court cases which have is­sued judge­ments af­ter re­fer­ring to UN covenants and agree­ments to which Aus­tralia had given as­sent.

So, it doesn’t fol­low that just be­cause some­one has dual cit­i­zen­ship they will be dis­loyal to Aus­tralia. Some of those that have been here for gen­er­a­tions have proven to be less than loyal to this coun­try, and they have got away with it.

In many cases they are now de­ceased and can’t be held re­spon­si­ble for what they did in the past.

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