Election only answer to citizenship fiasco
THE citizenship fiasco has claimed another scalp, in the shape of Jacqui Lambie (pictured).
Of the two most outspoken women in the Senate, if I had to choose between Lambie and Pauline Hanson, I would go for Lambie every time.
She may be a bit brash and abrasive at times, but she stands up for her principles and is not afraid to strongly enunciate and prosecute them in the Senate.
I remember well Hanson’s short term representing our community as the Federal Member for Oxley. We never saw her. She was too busy gallivanting across Australia, at taxpayers’ expense, promoting herself and her fledgling party.
Hanson puts herself before people and has not changed in more than 20 years. Now we see her on the campaign trail in the Queensland election making promises to the electorate that she and her party will never be able to keep. It looks as though the LNP is hitching a ride on her falling star. Les Bryant, Durack WITH Jacqui Lambie quitting the Senate, having discovered she is of partial Scottish heritage, something must occur immediately to cease the Australian citizenship stalemate situation that has ruined the careers of our parliamentarians. Why is this seemingly crazy, petty situation rearing its ugly head now, rather than when these people first secured their positions? Chris Banks, West End SURELY we need to give all Parliamentarians a month to establish their credentials, and then call a general election. The country is going down the gurgler because we have a government that is incompetent at best, and an Opposition that suffers from severe delusions of competence. Let us clear the deck and start again while there’s still something to save. Barry George, Bray Park IS IT not ironic that the first action of those Senators who replaced those with dual citizenship was to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen of England and her heirs? Marlene Watson, Boondall IN THE dual citizenship debacle we have individuals who have entered the Parliament or Senate in a fraudulent manner that was endorsed by their parties.
Apart from resignation or dismissal, should we not expect these individuals or their parties to suffer some penalty for this deceitful and unconstitutional behaviour?
These individuals are guilty of receiving salaries and perks under false pretences and should be required to meet the cost of recounts and or byelections they have occasioned by this conduct. Mil Clay, Carrington