Libs in trouble re citizenship

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  1. butchmcdick

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    Liberal senator Stephen Parry has told the Government he may be a dual citizen, saying he has asked British authorities to examine his history.

    Senator Parry is Tasmanian-born but his father migrated from Britain as a child.

    It is understood Senator Parry is yet to hear back from British authorities about his status.

    The ABC understands he is writing to his Senate colleagues about the situation.

    It is understood Senator Parry was meant to be on a parliamentary delegation to India, but pulled out of the trip.

    Queensland Liberal senator Ian Macdonald is likely to put his hand up to replace Senator Parry as president.

    On Friday, the High Court kicked five politicians out of parliament because of their dual citizenship.

    The constitution bans foreign nationals from sitting in parliament, and the High Court ruled ignorance of dual citizenship was not a defence.

    If Senator Parry is found to have dual citizenship, there is likely be a recount of the Tasmanian Senate ticket.

    That recount would place fellow Liberal Richard Colbeck, who was demoted on the party's ticket, into Senator Parry's spot.

    ABC election analyst Antony Green said the recount would also result in changes for other Tasmanian senators, with the Greens' Nick McKim replaced by a One Nation senator.

    "It means that the High Court would have to consider that in knocking Stephen Parry out, there are two new people elected and one other person knocked out," he said.

    "But it would be a series of arguments that the High Court would have to consider in the recount before Colbeck was re-elected."

    Parry a descendent of First Fleet convicts
    Senator Parry was elected in 2004, and has been Senate President since July 2014.

    The Senate President performs a similar role as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, presiding over the Upper House.

    Today is his birthday.

    In his maiden speech, Senator Parry said he came from a long line of Tasmanians and was a descendent of the First Fleet.

    "I am a Tasmanian by birth and come from a line of many generations of Tasmanians," he said.

    "In fact, I am a descendant of the First Fleet convicts who arrived on January 26, 1788 onboard the ships the Scarborough and the Prince of Wales."

    More to come.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-...-government-his-father-may-be-british/9104482

    Happy birthday you f**king plonker

    You realise you have two parents and one them was born in the U.K.

    With all of the publicity etc you didn't think to check ?

    Deserves everything he is about to get

    Good government? Adults in charge ? Get to f**k
     
  2. Mong

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    Hahaha

    They become a bigger joke of a party everyday.
     
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  3. butchmcdick

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    I mean he is the senate president ffs
     
  4. Game_Breaker

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    The guy was too gutless to come forward weeks ago, and obviously wanted to wait for the high court decision
     
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  5. Surely

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    The greens would be happy
     
  6. Pete Cash

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    Literally the exact same boat as Fiona Nash (and millions of other Australians) he will likely be found a British citizen.

    Weird they didnt just clean out the house a few months ago.
     
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    Pull the band-aid off quickly ffs.
     
  8. butchmcdick

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    No

    Let's do it really slowl for maximum pain

    Talk about spectacular own goal
     
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    Own goal(s)
     
  10. I Bleed Maroon

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    Historic majority coming up for Labor
     
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    I doubt that

    For all that's going on people still think shorten is a merkin
     
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  12. Pete Cash

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    They will probably end up winning around 90 seats replicating the result against the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd government when they eventually got kicked out
     
  13. Desert Qlder

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    It's time to wake up Butch. Labor are on track for a wartime result. People don't have to like Shorten, they just have to see him as more competent than Turnbull. Not a stretch.

    Gonna be a bloodbath.
     
  14. Pete Cash

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    The polling puts them at about Abbotts landslide win in 2013. A thrashing for sure but not quite a labor war time win. Labor won 58 percent of the 2pp in 1943
     
  15. Desert Qlder

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    Fracturing on the right continues apace. Much will depend on how deep the Turnbull wedge will be. This is where the correlation is with wartime Australia.

    58 TPP won't happen but if they get above 90 seats we are in truly historic territory.
     
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    We are being ruled by incompetence.

    A pox on both their houses.
     
  17. Surely

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    What fracturing ?

    A few senators and an MP caught up in a citizenship fiasco

    All will be replaced

    Except the green who will lose his senate spot and be replaced by one nation.
     
  18. Surely

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    As for Bill getting an historic majority I'm not sure, but merkins who pick their nose and eat it make me vomit



     
  19. skeepe

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    I’m more worried about the prospect of Ian McDonald being the new President of the Senate.

    That is truly terrifying.
     
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    I will hold your hand petey
     

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