Australian Politics – Now Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce May Be A Kiwi

Posted on Mon 08/14/2017 by


By Andrew Bolt ~

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Barnaby Joyce.

Here in Australia, it just gets crazier, with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce the fifth MP of this Parliament to either quit or be referred to the High Court for being a dual citizen:

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s majority government is under threat after the shocking revelation that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce may be a dual citizen of New Zealand.

The Nationals Party Leader made the announcement in Parliament this morning that he will refer his own eligibility to sit to the High Court.

Mr Joyce told the lower house he would remain in his position until the matter was resolved.

He said he was shocked to learn last week that he could be a citizen of New Zealand by descent via his father.

“Last Thursday afternoon the New Zealand High Commission contacted me to advise that on the basis of preliminary advice from their department of internal affairs, which had received inquiries from the New Zealand Labor Party, they considered that I may be a citizen by descent of New Zealand,” Mr Joyce told Parliament.

“Needless to say, I was shocked to receive this information. I have always been an Australian citizen, born in Tamworth, just as my mother and my great-grandmother (were) born there 100 years earlier.”

A fortnight ago Joyce joked about just this and said he was really an Australian, “no problems there“.

Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.

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