Re­al­ity check for Shorten

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

Re­gard­ing the agree­ment that all MPs and sen­a­tors de­clare their cit­i­zen­ship his­tory and sta­tus by De­cem­ber 1, will it be a legally en­force­able dec­la­ra­tion or just a state­ment to Par­lia­ment?

All dec­la­ra­tions must be treated in the same way as a statu­tory dec­la­ra­tion.

It will be in­ter­est­ing to see how this fi­asco pans out. At the mo­ment we have La­bor as the only party that doesn’t have any dual cit­i­zens, and we know this be­cause Bill Shorten has given us his per­sonal as­sur­ance that is the case (yeah, right).

I hope he is right, how­ever, I can’t be­lieve that with all those from other par­ties be­ing ruled dual cit­i­zens that La­bor does not have at least one.

If a mem­ber of La­bor is found to be a dual ci­ti­zen, then some se­ri­ous ques­tions need to be asked of Bill Shorten and sev­eral other high­pro­file La­bor min­is­ters about their vet­ting process, which they all guar­an­teed to en­sure there were no dual cit­i­zens among their ranks.

If any are found it will also prove once again that La­bor un­der Bill Shorten will say and do any­thing to win the next elec­tion. B. Thomp­son, Cowra

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