Thought for the Day: Section 44, Treason, and the Greens


Section 44 of the Australian Constitution sets out restrictions on a person’s eligibility to hold Federal Office:

44. Any person who –

(i.) Is under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power, or is a subject or a citizen or entitled to the rights or privileges of a subject or citizen of a foreign power: or

(ii.) Is attainted of treason…

It is a wonder Scott Ludlam is the only Greens Senator who has been forced to resign.

It’s your XYZ.

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