I had an overnighter in Bundaberg last night, so on the drive home I got to hear both Bourke (Labor)and Brandis (Liberal) talk about this on morning radio. The Labor line for the 3 that aren't Feeney is "The high court will rule in their favour because they look at whether or not all reasonable steps were taken prior to taking office. In all 3 cases the appropriate paperwork was lodged before the election, with the result coming back after the election. But all possible steps were taken, nothing more could have been done!"
I hate to say it but this raised a question in my head, and Brandis answered it with his reply: "Rubbish! All 3 were pre-selected many months before the election. They all chose to wait until the writs for the election were issued to lodge their citizenship paperwork. Why did they wait so long?"
He has a point!
It turns out the infallible Labor process upon which Shorten has been confident to guarantee Labor has no problems, well ..... it involves 12 pages of questions relating to Section 44, but does not require copies of the actual documents to be presented. So Feeny can't find his paperwork, not surprising given it's been 10+ years. But make them show the documents up front and all future problems are eliminated aren't they?