So, following this thread, the whole thing of section 44 has become the big news and a colossal fuck up for those in power. Greens have lost 2, LIBs have now effectively lost 2, one confirmed today to be the Deputy PM himself, and potentially (and hopefully) Malcolm Roberts. There’s now suggestion that a good couple dozen of sitting MPs’ positions could be at threat. To balance things, Labor Deputy Leader is under threat because she’s descent of European migrants.
Evidently, the law is set to be clear on its requirement. The question is, should we have a stance on this, and if so, what?
One big thing that contrasts us from the US is that we do not restrict candidates to locality of birth, wherein anyone who wants to stand for office there must have been born in an area that is/was actively under US jurisdiction, which is why we’ll never see Arnie contest for their Presidency.