Russell Crowe weighs-in on dual citizenship political fiasco

Russell Crowe in Sydney for the premiere of The Mummy is not keeping mum about topics that concern him. Source: Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage

Russell Crowe will soon to feature in a new big budget bushranger film about Ned Kelly, to be filmed near Ballarat in Victoria.

While he’s getting set to play the role of an Irish convict, he’s been busy putting his own political convictions about Australia to social media.

Earlier this month the Hollywood star said he thought he’d be able to house and find jobs for six refugees, and said he was sure many Australians could do the same. 

Read more: Russell Crowe offers to house refugees after tensions on Manus Island.

Despite criticism, he’s still stands behind his comments. 

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His latest topic targets the whole dual citizenship saga, and in particular Federal Liberal MP John Alexander, who resigned from Parliament on Saturday after confirming he was a dual citizen too. With the resignation of Barnaby Joyce that means the Coalition has 74 seats in the 150 seat lower house and has lost its majority.

“I have always believed that I am Australian and solely Australian. In view of recent events and the High Court decision, in my position, I have had to thoroughly examine my situation,” John Alexander said, reported by News.com.au.

Alexander is a former professional tennis player, and was the younger player to represent Australia in the Davis Cup. He was also one of Australia’s longest serving Davis Cup players, from 1968 to 1983.

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It’s this reason Crowe has taken on this topic, calling it absurd that while Alexander has been able to represent Australia in sport, he can’t do it in politics. 

 

While some have said rules are rules, others are calling for a time to change those laws, and for Australia to get with the times.

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It was also pointed out that Crowe himself was not born in Australia, instead comes from New Zealand. 

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What are you thoughts on the dual citizenship fiasco?