The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia is…Mr Nobody

So how does an MP who has not held a cabinet post, was not the Deputy Leader of his party and was not the best performed MP in his party, become not only Leader of his party – the Nationals – today, but also…wait for it you international readers… Deputy Prime Minister of Australia???Read More »

AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP ELIGIBILITY FOR MPs: FIX THE PROBLEM, NOT THE SYMPTOM

So now we have 8, or is it 9, and will it be more, Federal MPs whose eligibility has been questioned, because of their dual citizenship status.  It’s good sport, watching MPs being embarrassed at being potentially or really ineligible, through them not have done enough research on their heritage, despite having signed the forms to say they have.  But it’s the wrong focus.  Parliament should fix the problem, not the symptom.Read More »