Reality check for Shorten
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