Life imitating art today as the One Nation fruit cakes take their turn in the High Court:
Dividing people into different classes of citizens based on whether or not they are born in Australia is “fundamentally unAustralian”, One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts’ barrister told the High Court on Thursday morning.
…”There should be no place in Australian law let alone Constitutional law in 2016 for some line to be drawn between so-called ‘natural-born Australians’ and… what would we call them… immigrant Australians?”
…The assumptions made that Senator Roberts was not natural-born because he was born in India, that “something happened” in 1974 when he received his Australian citizenship certificate, and on every day until 2016 by doing nothing somehow “voluntarily adopted a British citizenship”, were either “wrong or irrelevant”, he said.
The bench, in particular Justice Virginia Bell, appeared to bristle at his submissions.
“Putting to one side what people may or may not have thought, we are to determine this on the facts that have been found,” interjected Justice Bell.
And here it is live: