Section 44 Constitution - Ineligible Past/Present MP's must face the FULL consequences
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In Canberra the "Law Makers" are also "Law Breakers"... One by one, SECT 44 (i) of the Constitution is proving that!
Don't let these law breakers get away with it.... Sign this petition to help apply some pressure to ensure these ineligible MP's are held fully accountable
All who sign this petition are doing so to make it known to Government, Opposition and Others that "We The People" are disgusted with the revelations that various and "Numerous" Members of the 45th Parliament are in breach of COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44
We are concerned that Government will fail to to act to "We The People's" satisfaction. More specifically we are concerned that Government will not fully and properly enforce applicable "Penalties" to each and every person found to be in breach of COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44
We demand that all those who stood for election and became a Member of the Federal Parliament who are subsequently found to have been ineligible under SECT 44 are to be subjected to all of the following,
(A) Repay every Tax Payer dollar earned as salary
(B) Forfeit all benefits that may have otherwise come from having held such position, this is to include, Pensions, Superannuation and any other ongoing entitlements such as travel, office and so on.
(C) Referred to Federal and/or State authorities for investigation into possible crimes associated with the completion/signing of a Statutory Declaration which was factually false.
FURTHER: Due to the number of cases that have come to light in recent months, "We The People" also demand a full scale inquiry into ALL "Current" and "Past" Members of the Federal Parliament to ensure that anyone who may be or may have been a member of federal parliament whilst in breach of COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44 are all found out and held to account for that breach.
*The most recent case of Barnaby Joyce and the way in which the Turnbull Government is handling this matter is not satisfactory.
Barnaby Joyce can use any excuse he likes, but the wording is quite clear... Quite simply "READ" part (i) and take specific note of the wording, including the word "OR"..... there is no "AND"... it is definitely an "OR"
(Relevant section of the constitution is copied/pasted below)
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA CONSTITUTION ACT - SECT 44
Any person who:
(i) is under any acknowledgment of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or a citizen of a foreign power; or
(ii) is attainted of treason, or has been convicted and is under sentence, or subject to be sentenced, for any offence punishable under the law of the Commonwealth or of a State by imprisonment for one year or longer; or
(iii) is an undischarged bankrupt or insolvent; or
(iv) holds any office of profit under the Crown, or any pension payable during the pleasure of the Crown out of any of the revenues of the Commonwealth; or
(v) has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated company consisting of more than twenty-five persons;
shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.
While Barnaby Joyce may claim "He did not know"... "He was not aware"... "The New Zealand citizenship occurred by parental descent"... It does not matter what excuse Barnaby Joyce chooses to use, no excuse is good enough to ignore SECT 44 of the constitution.
P.S. There is a New Zealand Government website which allows anyone to confirm if they are a New Zealand Citizen within a few very simple clicks... In other words it would have been very quick, simple and easy for Barnaby Joyce to confirm that he was in fact a New Zealand Citizen, as such he should have renounced that citizenship prior to nomination for election to Federal Parliament.
Check the NZ website for yourself-> https://www.govt.nz
Where was your due diligence Barnaby?
(Those who wish to trial the NZ Citizen check for Barnaby, just be sure to click "One Parent was born in NZ" and also that the "Parent was NZ Citizen by birth")
Final message to Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce, Matthew Canavan & any others who have or may fall foul of eligibility requirements under our Constitution, you must always remember,
- Ignorance is no excuse!
- The onus of eligibility is on the nominee
- Foreign Citizenship laws must be respected
- SECT 44 of the Constitution is not some kind of plaything which Members of Parliament can bend, twist or interpret in a manner that excuses nominees for their breaches, failures, shortcomings, laziness and/or ignorance
Bye Bye Barnaby... Good Bye!
Bye Bye Matt Canavan... Good Bye!
Bye Bye Malcolm Turnbull... Good Bye!
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