As most people will have read, an Australian who is also a dual citizen of NZ is ineligible to be an Australian MP. It seems this applies even if they don’t actively seek citizenship.
So this is a great opportunity for us. We should tell Australia that we are looking to pass a law making anyone elected to the Australian Parliament an automatic citizen of New Zealand. This means the Australian Parliament and Government would cease functioning as the moment someone is elected, they are disqualified.
To stop us passing such a law, we should make the following demands of Australia:
- Pay us $1 billion a year in reparations
- Tasmania is ceded to us
- Australian Masterchef to screen in NZ the same day as in Australia
- Phar Lap’s heart to be returned to New Zealand