Request for a declaration of renunciation: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

The request was refused by Home Office.

Dear Home Office,

I am currently investigating whether Mr Anthony John Abbott is in breach of section 44 of the Australian constitution. In simple terms section 44 of the Australian constitution stipulates that you may not under any circumstance be elected to Australian Federal Parliament if you have failed to rescind citizenship with another nation. The date of which that citizenship was rescinded is also of importance because if it was after September 7th 2013, Mr Anthony John Abbott holds the position of Prime Minister of Australia unlawfully, due to the precedents set by cases such as Sue V Hill 1998 HCA.

1) Therefore I am writing to request an official copy of the following:

Declaration of Renunciation Of British Citizenship, British Overseas Citizenship, British National (Overseas) or British Subject Status, for the legal fiction entity/person, Particulars of Child, known as Mr ANTHONY JOHN ABBOTT and/or Mr Anthony John ABBOTT, Particulars of Birth, 4th November 1957 (4/11/1957), London, Middlesex, England.

2) The main (required regardless of the protections other documentation may have, such as birth certificate etc.) documentation I request is specifically the Declaration of Renunciation Of British Citizenship for Mr Anthony John Abbott, Australian Prime Minister, born 4th November 1957 (4/11/1957), London, Middlesex, England.

3) If Anthony John Abbott has failed to rescind his citizenship with the U.K then he has defrauded hundreds of thousands of dollars in political expenses from Australian taxpayers. Since becoming Prime Minister those expenses have now exceeded AU$500,000, however here is AU$84,000 in examples from his time as opposition leader (not a complete list, just the worst examples of the tax payer potentially having been defrauded):

1. In August 2009 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $1720 in travel allowance + $1,883 for flights while “volunteering” as a truancy assistant in Aurukun

2. In April 2010 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $1539 travel allowance for all nights of his Pollie Pedal charity bike ride from Melbourne to Sydney + $480 flight to Melbourne

3. In November 2010 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $420 travel allowance, $1956 for flights + $354 in comcar costs to attend the Melbourne Cup

4. In December 2010 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $1910 for flights + $171 in comcar costs to attend day 1 of Boxing day Ashes test in Melbourne

5. In April 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $2875 travel allowance for all nights of his Pollie Pedal charity bike ride from Gold Coast to Sydney + $556 flight to Brisbane

6. In May 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $420 travel allowance, $1646 in flights + $599 in comcar costs to attend the AFL Dreamtime game in Melbourne

7. In September 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott (+ passenger) claimed $744 travel allowance + $12133 for chartered flights from Sydney to St George and back to Brisbane to attend the Birdsville races

8. In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $424 travel allowance, over $823 for flights + $550 in comcar costs to attend the AFL grand final in Melbourne

9. In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $5623 for a chartered flight from Sydney to Bathurst return to attended the Bathurst 1000 V8 supercars

10. In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $848 travel allowance, $3722 for flights + $763 in comcar costs to attend the Victoria Derby in Melbourne

11. In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $351 travel allowance while “volunteering” as builder’s labourer in Hopevale

12. In November 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel allowance + $941 for flights to compete in 70.3 Port Macquarie ironman event

13. In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $424 travel allowance, $771 for flights + $515 in comcar costs to attend the men’s final of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne

14. In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott (and passenger) spent $9347 to charter a flight to Tamworth to attend the Tamworth Country Music festival.

15. In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel allowance + $1095 flights to Melbourne to compete in Pier to Pub swim in Lorne

16. In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $736 travel allowance, $1438 flights + $684 in comcar costs to participate in the Tour Down Under Charity ride in Adelaide

17. In March 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $3141 travel allowance for all nights of his Pollie Pedal charity bike ride from Geelong to Canberra + $482 flight from Canberra to Melbourne

18. In April 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel allowance + $2023 flights to compete in Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Pier to Pub swim

19. In May 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $424 travel allowance, $909 in flights + $328 in comcar costs to attend Australian Football League Dreamtime game in Melbourne

20. In August 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $234 travel allowance while “volunteering” at Aurukun Mission and claimed $9636 for charter travel to/from Aurukun

21. In August 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel allowance + $650 flights to compete in Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

22. In Sept 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $354 travel allowance + $160 flights to compete in Wagga ‘Lake to Lagoon’ fun run

23. In Sept 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $429 travel allowance, $1480 in flights + $540 in comcar costs to attend the Australian Football League grand final

24. In November 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $848 travel allowance, $1053 for flights + $594 in comcar costs to attend the Victorian Derby in Melbourne

25. In December 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $1108 travel allowance for three nights while driving a big rig down the Pacific Highway

Given these examples of potentially criminal conduct with taxpayer funds, there is a potential for criminal charges should Mr Anthony John Abbott be found to have failed to rescind his citizenship.

According to Section 29 (3), the release of Mr Anthony John Abbott's declaration of renunciation potentially falls under which "detection of crime" which is an exemption
that allows an organisation to give out personal information where the
disclosure is for one of the “crime and taxation purposes”:

As office for FOI's in the UK, you'd be aware that the criteria for exemption (unless I've misunderstood) is:

o The prevention or detection of crime
o The apprehension or prosecution of offenders or
o The assessment or collection of any tax or duty or of any imposition
of a similar nature.

Given Mr Anthony John Abbott has potentially defrauded a commonwealth nation (Australia) of taxpayer money for frivolous purposes, it is of the upmost important that his declaration of renunciation is released, for if it does not exist, then he is in breach of section 44 of the Australian constitution.

On the 8 Oct 2014 an FOI request lodged within Australia was told that his Declaration of Renunciation "document cannot be found or does not exist" FOI response from the Dept. Prime Minister and Cabinet here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B42C_wW...

If it indeed does not exist, as stated, Mr Anthony John Abbott will be in breach of section 44 of the Australian constitution which will likely lead to some form of a full criminal investigation for misuse of taxpayer funds and for being in parliament unlawfully for over 2 decades.

This is a matter of public importance that this information be released, and to give weight to that statement, here is a petition with 21,298 signatures (at the time of this FOI requests creation), which is calling on Tony Abbott to release his declaration of renunciation, which has also been ignored.

http://www.change.org/p/tony-abbott-show...

If the response to this FOI request determines that the Declaration of Renunciation does not exist, then I will be using it to petition the High Court of Australia with a 'Notice of a constitutional matter', which if successful, will be followed by an attempt to have reclaim the taxpayer funds used by Mr Anthony John Abbott over the past two decades.

In summary, this request calls on the U.K Home Office to release the requested documentation for the sake of upholding the Australian Law and the Australian constitution, and as a commonwealth nation, this should be considered a matter of the utmost importance of which only the U.K Home Office is able to resolve under the exemptions listed in section 29(3) of the Data Protection Act 1998.

I hope you're able to help with this investigation.

Yours faithfully,

William Nangle

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Cruickshank Ian (IMS), Home Office

William Nangle,

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (ref 33417) who will respond to
you.

 

We will aim to send you a full response by 28/11/2014 which is twenty
working days from the date we received your request.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

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Dear Home Office,

 

I am currently investigating whether Mr Anthony John Abbott is in breach
of section 44 of the Australian constitution. In simple terms section 44
of the Australian constitution stipulates that you may not under any
circumstance be elected to Australian Federal Parliament if you have
failed to rescind citizenship with another nation. The date of which that
citizenship was rescinded is also of importance because if it was after
September 7th 2013,  Mr Anthony John Abbott holds the position of Prime
Minister of Australia unlawfully, due to the precedents set by cases such
as Sue V Hill 1998 HCA.

 

1) Therefore I am writing to request an official copy of the  following:

 

Declaration of Renunciation Of British Citizenship, British Overseas
Citizenship, British National (Overseas) or British Subject Status, for
the legal fiction entity/person, Particulars of Child, known as Mr ANTHONY
JOHN ABBOTT and/or Mr Anthony John ABBOTT, Particulars of Birth, 4th
November 1957 (4/11/1957), London, Middlesex, England.

 

2) The main (required regardless of the protections  other documentation
may have, such as birth certificate etc.) documentation I request is
specifically the Declaration of Renunciation Of British Citizenship for Mr
Anthony John Abbott, Australian Prime Minister, born 4th November 1957
(4/11/1957), London, Middlesex, England.

 

3) If Anthony John Abbott has failed to rescind his citizenship with the
U.K then he has defrauded hundreds of thousands of dollars in political
expenses from Australian taxpayers. Since becoming Prime Minister those
expenses have now exceeded AU$500,000, however here is AU$84,000 in
examples from his time as opposition leader (not a complete list, just the
worst examples of the tax payer potentially having been defrauded):

 

1.    In August 2009 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $1720 in travel
allowance + $1,883 for flights while “volunteering” as a truancy assistant
in Aurukun

 

2.    In April 2010 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $1539 travel allowance
for all nights of his Pollie Pedal charity bike ride from Melbourne to
Sydney + $480 flight to Melbourne

 

3.    In November 2010 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $420
travel allowance, $1956 for flights + $354 in comcar costs to attend the
Melbourne Cup

 

4.    In December 2010 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $1910 for
flights + $171 in comcar costs to attend day 1 of Boxing day Ashes test in
Melbourne

 

5.    In April 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $2875 travel allowance
for all nights of his Pollie Pedal charity bike ride from Gold Coast to
Sydney + $556 flight to Brisbane

 

6.    In May 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $420 travel
allowance, $1646 in flights + $599 in comcar costs to attend the AFL
Dreamtime game in Melbourne

 

7.    In September 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott (+ passenger) claimed $744
travel allowance + $12133 for chartered flights from Sydney to St George
and back to Brisbane to attend the Birdsville races

 

8.    In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $424
travel allowance, over $823 for flights + $550 in comcar costs to attend
the AFL grand final in Melbourne

 

9.    In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $5623 for a chartered
flight from Sydney to Bathurst return to attended the Bathurst 1000 V8
supercars

 

10.    In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $848
travel allowance, $3722 for flights + $763 in comcar costs to attend the
Victoria Derby  in Melbourne

 

11.    In October 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $351 travel
allowance while “volunteering” as builder’s labourer in Hopevale

 

12.    In November 2011 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel
allowance + $941 for flights to compete in 70.3 Port Macquarie ironman
event

 

13.    In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $424 travel
allowance, $771 for flights + $515 in comcar costs to attend the men’s
final of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne

 

14.    In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott (and passenger) spent $9347
to charter a flight to Tamworth to attend the Tamworth Country Music
festival.

 

15.    In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel
allowance + $1095 flights to Melbourne to compete in Pier to Pub swim in
Lorne

 

16.    In January 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $736 travel
allowance, $1438 flights + $684 in comcar costs to participate in the Tour
Down Under Charity ride in Adelaide

 

17.    In March 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $3141 travel allowance
for all nights of his Pollie Pedal charity bike ride from Geelong to
Canberra + $482 flight from Canberra to Melbourne

 

18.    In April 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel allowance
+ $2023 flights to compete in Hervey Bay Surf Lifesaving Pier to Pub swim

 

19.    In May 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $424 travel allowance,
$909 in flights + $328 in comcar costs to attend Australian Football
League Dreamtime game in Melbourne

 

20.    In August 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $234 travel allowance
while “volunteering” at Aurukun Mission and claimed $9636 for charter
travel to/from Aurukun

 

21.    In August 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $349 travel allowance
+ $650 flights to compete in Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

 

22.    In Sept 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $354 travel allowance +
$160 flights  to compete in Wagga ‘Lake to Lagoon’ fun run

 

23.    In Sept 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $429 travel
allowance, $1480 in flights + $540 in comcar costs to attend the
Australian Football League grand final

 

24.    In November 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott and family claimed $848
travel allowance, $1053 for flights + $594 in comcar costs to attend the
Victorian Derby in Melbourne

 

25.    In December 2012 Mr Anthony John Abbott claimed $1108 travel
allowance for three nights while driving a big rig down the Pacific
Highway

 

Given these examples of potentially criminal conduct with taxpayer funds,
there is a potential for criminal charges should Mr Anthony John Abbott be
found to have failed to rescind his citizenship.

 

According to Section 29 (3), the release of Mr Anthony John Abbott's
declaration of renunciation potentially falls under which "detection of
crime" which  is an exemption that allows an organisation to give out
personal information where the disclosure is for one of the “crime and
taxation purposes”:

 

As office for FOI's in the UK, you'd be aware that the criteria for
exemption (unless I've misunderstood) is:

 

o The prevention or detection of crime

o The apprehension or prosecution of offenders or o The assessment or
collection of any tax or duty or of any imposition of a similar nature.

 

Given Mr Anthony John Abbott has potentially defrauded a commonwealth
nation (Australia) of taxpayer money for frivolous purposes, it is of the
upmost important that his declaration of renunciation is released, for if
it does not exist, then he is in breach of section 44 of the Australian
constitution.

 

On the 8 Oct 2014 an FOI request lodged within Australia was told that his
Declaration of Renunciation "document cannot be found or does not exist"
FOI response from the Dept. Prime Minister and Cabinet here:

 

[1]https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B42C_wW...

 

If it indeed does not exist, as stated, Mr Anthony John Abbott will be in
breach of section 44 of the Australian constitution which will likely lead
to some form of a full criminal investigation for misuse of taxpayer funds
and for being in parliament unlawfully for over 2 decades.

 

This is a matter of public importance that this information be released,
and to give weight to that statement, here is a petition with 21,298
signatures (at the time of this FOI requests creation), which is calling
on Tony Abbott to release his declaration of renunciation, which has also
been ignored.

 

[2]http://www.change.org/p/tony-abbott-show...

 

If the response to this FOI request determines that the Declaration of
Renunciation does not exist, then I will be using it to petition the High
Court of Australia with a 'Notice of a constitutional matter', which if
successful, will be followed by an attempt  to have reclaim the taxpayer
funds used by Mr Anthony John Abbott over the past two decades.

 

In summary, this request calls on the U.K Home Office to release the
requested documentation for the sake of upholding the Australian Law and
the Australian constitution, and as a commonwealth nation, this should be
considered a matter of the utmost importance of which only the U.K Home
Office is able to resolve under the exemptions listed in section 29(3) of
the Data Protection Act 1998.

 

I hope you're able to help with this investigation.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

William Nangle

 

 

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Dear Mr Nangle

 

FOI 33417

 

Please find attached a response to your FOI enquiries of 31 October 2014.

 

Regards

 

NW FOI team

 

 

 

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