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Australian Deputy PM's Political career under Cloud after Dual Citizenship Revelation

  • New Zealand government has confirmed that Deputy Prime Minister of Australia Barnaby Joyce is a dual citizen. Per Australian constitution, dual citizens can’t hold public office. New Zealand Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunn’s office has confirmed that according to their law any child born to citizens of New Zealand is given citizenship automatically. Earlier Barnaby Joyce revealed that he may have got citizenship of New Zealand by descent. If Joyce is ruled ineligible to hold public office then PM Malcolm Turnbull's government may lose grip on power. However, Barnaby Joyce told that his legal team has said he hasn’t breached any rule.

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