A Solution That’s No Solution At All

The proposed solution to the ongoing citizenship status drama dogging the Australian federal parliament announced yesterday by the Prime Minister is, in fact, not really a solution at all.

The proposal still relies on the individual Member or Senator to make a declaration – just as they did when they nominated for election – and to losgw that declaration with the register of pecuniary interests along with all the other details they are supposed to declare to that register. The same register that they often forget to declare things, or fail to update in a timely manner, and for which breaches of practice there appear to be consequences.

Unless and until there are serious consequences for not getting things right – such as the potential for criminal prosecution, as I mentioned here yesterday – the proposed solution from the Prime Minister is meaningless.

http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2017/11/06/malcolm-turnbull-citizenship-declaration/

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