SO WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED TO O’NEILL’S CITIZENSHIP ISSUE?
By Bryan Kramer | Kramer Report
On 14th November 2019, former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill released a press statement announcing he had registered a criminal complaint against me on 22nd May 2019 and 28 October 2019 in relation to my false citizenship claims against him – offending against section 21 & 23 of Cyber-crime Act.
He questioned why Police have failed to act on his complaint.
Section 21 of Cyber-crime Act, entitled Defamation Publication, relates to defamatory publication or publishing something that is false that damages a person’s reputation, while Section 23 of Cyber-Crime Act entitled Cyber-Harassment, relates to a publication that causes intimidation, emotional stress or harassment.
A defense to both offences is where the publication is fair comment, justified and made in good faith, or based on the truth.
So what is the status of my citizenship claim against O’Neill?
Short answer is the matter is currently in Court.
In May 2019 and in the height of vote of no confidence O’Neill filed defamation proceedings against me over my publication questioning his citizenship status.
He also filed an sworn affidavit he has never been a citizen of Australia.
The issue will now be determined by the Court.
In the course of those proceedings I have formally engaged a law firm in Australia to lodge a formal application under Australian Freedom to Information Act to obtain his citizenship status.
In the event the Australian Government refuses to disclose O’Neill’s citizenship status I will consult the Prime Minister James Marape to make a formal request through bilateral channels.
As the matter is before the Court I won’t comment or provide any further particulars.
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