I was not born in Slovenia. Nor my brother. Nor my mother, who was born just over the border in Italy. But my maternal grandparents were Slovenian, spoke the language, brought the food and customs with them, and it's something that I and my siblings have always associated with. I've been to Slovenia a couple of times to meet distant relatives and see the areas in which my grandparents grew up before they came to Australia by ship in the 1950s, and that's something special to me.
And again, FacePalm.
I know what Heritage is.
My point is that he doesn't have any.
I'm exceptionally proud of my Heritage, even though its one set of Great-Grandparents, and otherwise Great-Great-Grandparents, who were last born in the "Old Country." I also have Indigenous Heritage, of which I am also proud. My Wife has a different Heritage, and so my kids, whilst obviously Australian, are well aware of their multi-faceted origins.
Perhaps the ultimate ironic twist is that my wife qualifies for a UK passport, despite never having set foot in the country.
I know people who were born O/S but consider themselves "Australian" first, and vice versa.
So explain to me exactly what Australian Heritage this guy has???
His Heritage is American. (Black American, might be considered more accurate by some.)
He has no Australian ancestors, and was raised in America with no connection to Australia.
That he's legally an Australian Citizen is not at question. (Although many countries disallow citizenship under similar circumstances.)
It's also not at question that he's an American citizen, of American ancestry, and was raised as an American.