Video: Barnaby Joyce controversy – Aussie deputy PM actually a Kiwi

The Australian government has been rocked by advice from the New Zealand government that deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce might be a citizen of that country, making him ineligible to be a federal MP.



The government is referring the case to the High Court but Malcolm Turnbull, on the basis of legal advice that Joyce’s eligibility won’t be struck down, has asked him to remain in his positions. Section 44 rules out dual citizens standing for parliament.