Dual nationality sees Aussie Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce disqualified

DUAL CITIZEN Senator Matt Canavan's will respect the High Court's decision

DUAL CITIZEN Senator Matt Canavan's will respect the High Court's decision

It could be held at the time of the next federal election and also ask the public other key questions, including whether Australia should become a republic and whether indigenous Australians should be recognised in the Constitution, he said.

Australia's High Court on Friday disqualified deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and four senators from sitting in Parliament in a unanimous ruling that could cost the government its slender majority in Parliament. "It's a pretty simple story - we're off to a by-election".

"Now I am going to make sure that I don't cry in my beer, I will get back at work and work hard for the people in my electorate, the electorate of New England, and make sure I do the best job for my nation". He is expected to win.

While the ruling initially put the Turnbull government's slim majority in the Lower House at risk, Independent MP Cathy McGowan promised the Coalition she would support it on supply and confidence.

All said they had not been aware of their dual citizenship when they ran for election.

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The opposition has received legal and parliamentary advice on a range of decisions which could be challenged after the High Court disqualified Mr Joyce and Ms Nash from parliament.

The New Zealand High Commission told him he had been a New Zealand citizen in August and he renounced his citizenship after that. However, the court said the lawmakers' foreign family ties were knowable.

Another two politicians under scrutiny, senators Matt Canavan and Nick Xenophon, were ruled to have been validly elected.

The court ordered a by-election for Joyce's seat.

He later found he was British because his father left Cyprus while it was a British colony.

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