Okay – these foreigners are infesting our Parliament story is getting boring

DEPUTY Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has made the shocking announcement that he will refer his own eligibility to sit in Parliament to the High Court over dual citizenship.

The Deputy Prime Minister made the announcement in Parliament this morning.

The facts.

I have been told the original versions of the Citizenship Act 1977(NZ) provided for citizenship by descent to lapse if a birth overseas was not registered within a specified period:

However after complaints, I understand the lapsing provision was repealed and citizenship restored to those whose citizenship had lapsed by amending acts passed in 2000 and 2001.

Which goes to the deputy PM. Joyce’s spokesman said Joyce was not a dual citizen and had establis­hed that “many years prior to entering parliament”. (He entered parliament in the senate in 2005.)

Joyce said his parents have never registered his birth and his citizenship by descent. In which case, it would have lapsed when he was a young man. 
However, the amendments of 2000/2001 would have restored his citizenship by descent with effect from the date his citizenship had originally lapsed. In other words, under current NZ citizenship law, it may be he is and always has been a New Zealand citizen.

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36 Responses to Okay – these foreigners are infesting our Parliament story is getting boring

  1. Tim Neilson

    Crikey!
    What’s the update on the Termite sweepstake?

  2. Peter Campion

    Funny how globalists always seem to want citizenship in more than one country….

  3. Infidel Tiger

    Are there any members of the Federal Parliament who aren’t traitors?

  4. Barry 1963

    I called the Greens sloppy on this issue. Seems like the Coalition and PHON are in the same boat!

  5. Sinclair Davidson

    Are there any members of the Federal Parliament who aren’t traitors?

    Well, no. But that was always the case. 🙂

  6. John64

    Bananaby was at least born in Australia.

    Unlike those other two traitorous Kiwis, Hinch and Ludlum.

  7. Delta

    Ha ha – what a laugh! Thanks Sinc. I enjoyed this one.

  8. Winston

    So Kim Jong Un could bring the Australian parliament down by passing a North Korean law that grants all serving Australian federal politicians North Korean citizenship?

  9. H B Bear

    Hopefully there won’t be any Australians eligible to contest the next election and they will shut parliament completely. Suddenly all those Somalis running around Melbournibad will have a competitive advantage over the rest of us.

    It says a lot about the value of citizenship when it can appear and disappear by legislative fiat without your knowledge or consent.

  10. Dr Fred Lenin

    It is only right that we should be ruled ,by native born career political idiots , we certainly don’t need to import idiots , . there are any amount of locals who fit the bill . And our thousands of younyversidies are churning them out by the thousand annually . The supply is seemingly endless .

  11. Terry

    This kind of thing needs to be checked by the AEC at the time of registration.

    IF the AEC accepts the candidate can run and sit if elected (at that time) then that must be the end of the matter for the duration of the upcoming parliament.

    If it is discovered that the candidate lied (directly or deliberately by omission) then that is fraud – deal with it through the legal system.

    If it is a battle of semantics, then it is a matter for when they re-register to contest the NEXT election (not the last one).

  12. closeapproximation

    Let’s drop the charade. Nobody gives a toss if you are a New Zealand or Canadian or British dual national.

    The laws are in place for very very good reason to protect against less favourable mixtures of dual citizenship.

    On that note, I thoroughly recommend the Tibetan Leader in Exiles’ address to the National Press Club which is *now showing* on iView. Most readers here will enjoy it. That is one fine and brave dude speaking the truth.

  13. lotocoti

    So Kim Jong Un could bring the Australian parliament down by passing a North Korean law that grants all serving Australian federal politicians North Korean citizenship?

    He’s our last, best hope.

  14. Robbo

    I always have thought that there is something funny about him. Now I know why.

  15. stackja

    The problem seems to be the foreign countries claiming to have dual citizenship.
    Ireland claims I am a dual citizen, because of my paternal grandparents.

  16. mh

    Never be surprised by the Bearded Lady.

  17. feelthebern

    These idiots who can not manage their own shit want 4/8 year terms for the HoR & Senate?
    FFS.
    Tem limits now.
    No more than 2 terms for HoR.
    No more than 1 term for Senate.

  18. Leo G

    Are there any members of the Federal Parliament who aren’t traitors?

    Anyone for a postal vote/plebiscite/referendum on foreign power influence equality for parliamentarians?
    Keep in mind that the origin in Latin for the word traitor literally means “one who delivers”.

  19. Diogenes

    Fred,
    Barnaby is locally born idiot, and thus meets your test.

    The HC has brought this on itself. At least with the current crop of referrals there should be clarity on what is and isn’t regarded as dual citizenship – eg if I stood for parliament would I have to renounce Iranian(maternal GF) or Romanian(father) (and Hungarian – paternal GF) nationality which I would have to claim so I could I can legally renounce by the laws of those countries( at 58 (tomorrow 🙂 I am to frikken old to do military service for Iran ) or renounce something I have never held & therefore cannot renounce it ?

  20. John64

    The end point for all this could be that the High Court rules that only those of 100% Aboriginal blood can be considered to be Australian citizens beyond any reasonable doubt, therefore, are the only people eligible to sit in the Federal Parliament.

    A referendum on creating a national Indigenous representative body would no longer be required, saving a lot of time and hundreds of millions of dollars.

  21. John L

    May be of the subject but this from The Guardian:

    Since you’re here … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the Guardian than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too.
    If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. You can give to the Guardian by becoming a monthly supporter or by making a one-off contribution.

    I can not stop laughing. My wife is quite concerned. She has called the ambulance.

  22. Combine Dave

    Winston
    #2468185, posted on August 14, 2017 at 10:35 am
    So Kim Jong Un could bring the Australian parliament down by passing a North Korean law that grants all serving Australian federal politicians North Korean citizenship?

    This would be a brilliant solution to our incompetent political class.

    With a little luck we could then deport them all to NK (offer them to him as human shields or some such)

  23. Diogenes

    The end point for all this could be that the High Court rules that only those of 100% Aboriginal blood

    Not if the treaty gets passed first. By definition you can only have a treaty with a foreign power. At a single stroke anybody claiming to a proud member of (insert name) nation is deemed ineligible.

  24. .

    So a treaty would be illegal under the ICERD.

    HAHAHA!

    Pure fuckery.

  25. Stimpson J. Cat

    Taking our joooooooooobs!!!!!!!!!

  26. .

    feelthebern
    #2468309, posted on August 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    These idiots who can not manage their own shit want 4/8 year terms for the HoR & Senate?
    FFS.
    Tem limits now.
    No more than 2 terms for HoR.
    No more than 1 term for Senate.

    2 for 4 and 8 for 1 is a good deal.

    Make it so.

  27. Stimpson J. Cat

    Nobody gives a toss if you are a New Zealand

    Let me stop you there hippy.
    Oh yes we do.

    On that note, I thoroughly recommend the Tibetan Leader in Exiles’ address to the National Press Club

    He is a craven hypocritical coward who believes in reincarnation yet is too scared to risk his life to go home to help his alleged people.
    Aung San Suu Kyi is an example of a real hero who did not run away.

  28. Dr Fred Lenin

    Politics is a funny trade name me another trade where being a lying ,deceptive self seeking totally immoral maggot is a prerequisite ? (Apart from the law trade ,of which politics is a branch ) , as the standards required in most trades rises ,in the lawtrade and politics if falls drastically ,you only have to look at the last ten years to see how low it has sunk .Time for Revolution by the real people ,you know the ones who pay for everything .

  29. Rufus

    Surely Shanghai Sam Dastyari is ineligible to sit in parliament. Not by virtue of dual citizenship but as per section 44 (i) ‘allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power’ . High court should look at this!

  30. Fulcrum

    Any substatial increase in ibmmigration is going to place an increase on demand on electricity and there fore add pressure on prices. I dont know if SA has even thought of this problem, but I can’t imagine the problems should the Battery Solution tolurn out to B. S.

  31. GerardO

    When it comes to athletes testing positive to illicit substances, the mantra is:
    Ignorance is not an excuse.
    Surely the same must apply to those extracting a six-figure salary out of the public purse.

  32. incoherent rambler

    With a little luck we could then deport them all to NK (offer them to him as human shields or some such)

    Anti-Aircraft gun testing.

  33. dan

    So this demonstrates that you can renounce your citizenship but then it can be restored without your notice anyway. Logically this means that the Chinese government can grant citizenship to all our MPs, have them tossed out and if they renounce their citizenship, keep passing laws to restore it until they give up trying. And do this to everyone not a member of the CCP.

  34. Combine Dave

    When it comes to athletes testing positive to illicit substances, the mantra is:
    Ignorance is not an excuse.
    Surely the same must apply to those extracting a six-figure salary out of the public purse.

    Why haven’t those caught out repaid their salaries?

    These are very wealthy people who’s parties are backed by the even wealthier!

  35. Combine Dave

    dan
    #2469042, posted on August 14, 2017 at 11:00 pm
    So this demonstrates that you can renounce your citizenship but then it can be restored without your notice anyway. Logically this means that the Chinese government can grant citizenship to all our MPs, have them tossed out and if they renounce their citizenship, keep passing laws to restore it until they give up trying. And do this to everyone not a member of the CCP.

    This would truly be a positive rather than a negative.

    Look at how poorly Australia is run now, can you imagine a PRC stooge pouring misdirected O/S chinese money into housing, new coal plants, rail and road would do a worse job?

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