EASY SOLUTION TO CITIZENSHIP SAGA
AN application of common sense in the intent of the Constitution in relation to the citizenship saga would suggest two things only.
The first is to ensure that persons born overseas and living in Australia become Australian citizens and give up their overseas citizenship prior to standing for election. The second is to ensure that those persons who are born in Australia are prevented from applying for citizenship of any other country. Anything else is irrelevant.
Deeming a person to be ineligible by reason of citizenship by descent is not the intent of the law, only to prevent that person from applying for said citizenship. End of debate. Gerry McNally Beaconsfield