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« Reply #3975 on: November 09, 2017, 05:21:51 PM »
Pauline Hanson says she will check with the Home Office as to whether she is eligible for British citizenship.

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/11/08/hanson-check-british-home-office-about-possible-dual-citizenship

Oh please be true  :pray  :lol. She did say she was heading off to the UK in 2010 because she didn't like living in Australia anymore ::).
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« Reply #3976 on: November 10, 2017, 02:40:38 PM »
3 of the 4 Senate replacements have been approved:

Former Australian Democrats leader Andrew Bartlett will return to the upper house to replace Larissa Waters as Greens senator for Queensland.

Business consultant Fraser Anning will step into the Queensland One Nation seat vacated by Malcolm Roberts.

And 23-year-old student Jordon Steele-John will replace Scott Ludlam as Greens senator for Western Australia.

The High Court has refused to confirm NSW Liberal Hollie Hughes as the replacement for ousted National senator Fiona Nash over concerns she might also be ineligible to sit in parliament.

http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/citizenship-fiasco-labor-mp-justine-keay-admits-delaying-british-citizenship-renunciation/news-story/0405631d6e0aec747a3cf5f663f714a8

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« Reply #3977 on: November 10, 2017, 05:56:47 PM »





The whole thing is an utter mess.


Time for the GG to take over and declare another election.


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« Reply #3978 on: November 10, 2017, 06:02:27 PM »
Yes! God Save The Queen! :clapping
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« Reply #3979 on: November 11, 2017, 03:25:06 PM »
Here comes another by-election but this time in a marginal seat ....


Federal Government backbencher John Alexander has resigned from Parliament, as Canberra's dual-citizenship crisis deepens.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-11/john-alexander-to-resign-amid-dual-citizenship-concerns/9138814

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« Reply #3980 on: November 13, 2017, 03:02:02 AM »
This citizenship debacle is hurting Turnbull big time:

Newspoll now has the Federal government at 45-55. That would equate to a landslide defeat at an election.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/work/labor-widens-lead-over-coalition-in-horror-newspoll-slump/news-story/d11e6986fbd0701e8803477ad37d18be
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« Reply #3981 on: November 13, 2017, 01:26:47 PM »

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« Reply #3982 on: November 15, 2017, 03:34:04 AM »
SSM survey results to be released at 10am today.

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« Reply #3983 on: November 15, 2017, 01:54:44 PM »
AUSTRALIA has voted yes to same-sex marriage.

An overwhelming 61.6 per cent of eligible Aussies - or more than seven million people - have voted Yes in the postal survey.

Speaking shortly after the announcement of the vote results, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was incumbent on the parliament to legislate the change “before Christmas”.

Opponents of gay marriage have had differing responses to the result, with Tony Abbott calling for the postal survey result to be “respected”, but Kevin Andrews indicating he will continue to oppose any measure to legalise gay marriage.

More than 12.7 million people - 79.5 per cent of eligible voters - had their say in the voluntary postal survey.

More than four million or 38.4 per cent of Australians voted No.

Every state and territory voted in favour of the change.

Of the 150 electorates, 133 voted yes, and only 17 electorates voted no.


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/australia-decides-on-samesex-marriage-as-postal-survey-results-are-revealed/news-story/786428f801e1dc300895d713048b2b83

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« Reply #3984 on: November 15, 2017, 04:39:48 PM »

Another ultra conservative joins the Libs in the Senate
tick tick tick…

Government’s dual citizenship crisis continues with the news that Hollie Hughes is ineligible to sit in Senate
Claire Bickers, News Corp Australia Network



LIBERAL Hollie Hughes — who was set to replace ousted dual citizen Fiona Nash in the senate — has also been ruled ineligible to sit in Parliament.
The High Court found today Ms Hughes was ineligible to take up the role under Section 44 of the Constitution because she held an office of profit.


Until October 30, three days after the High Court handed down its finding on the “citizenship seven”, Ms Hughes was a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.


Retired army general Jim Molan will replace Ms Hughes as the next Liberal candidate on the ticket at the 2016 election.
Mr Molan received a massive 10,182 primary votes at the election, second only to that of Defence Minister Marise Payne, but was not elected due to his spot on the ticket.
A key Tony Abbott supporter, his swearing in will add to conservative voices within the Coalition party room.


http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/governments-dual-citizenship-crisis-continues-with-the-news-that-hollie-hughes-is-ineligible-to-sit-in-senate/news-story/327394a75e3ace09db3b9c3b748f89f1


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« Reply #3985 on: November 15, 2017, 06:08:58 PM »
As if the NSW split was only 57 -43??

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« Reply #3986 on: November 15, 2017, 08:09:59 PM »
As if the NSW split was only 57 -43??
The survey went along cultural/religious lines rather than traditional political party lines.
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« Reply #3987 on: November 15, 2017, 10:09:22 PM »
Muslim community almost unanimously voted no. #diversityisourstrength :clapping
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« Reply #3988 on: November 16, 2017, 01:49:13 AM »
Muslim community almost unanimously voted no. #diversityisourstrength :clapping
Not that clear cut within the Australian Muslim community. Wills (Melb. outer northern suburbs) voted overwhelming 'yes' (70%) with a Muslim population of 16%. Next door in Caldwell (outer north-western suburbs) with similar Islamic population numbers voted 'no'.

Antony Green yesterday said the higher 'no' vote electorates correlate with higher non-English speaking migrant populations of all persuasions who are more likely to be religious and socially conservative. Not just Islamic but also Catholic, evangelical and Orthodox Christians, Asian (Chinese & Indian) & African communities. South-Western Sydney has a significant Muslim population but North-Western Sydney is the so-called Bible belt of Australia (i.e Hillsong in Greenway) and they voted no as well. The 'No' camp also targeted these migrant communities with their scaremongering campaigning  ::).

The result yesterday shows once again that Australia is becoming more and more secular/non-religious over time which is a good thing. The kids, grandkids, etc of these migrants will too in time thanks to our diversity and openness.   
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« Reply #3989 on: November 16, 2017, 03:14:54 PM »
Yes and then we'll all join hands and sing "We are the world..."

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