Turnbull govt loses majority as court rules Deputy PM ineligible

Turnbull govt loses majority as court rules Deputy PM ineligible

Australia’s High Court has ruled that Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce was ineligible for parliament because of dual nationality; that cost the government its one-seat majority and forced a by-election.

October 27, 2017 4:37 PM (UTC+8)
Barnaby Joyce (left), deputy to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is in trouble over his dual citizenship. Photo: Reuters via AAP/ Lukas Coch
Barnaby Joyce (left), deputy to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, is in trouble over his dual citizenship. Photo: Reuters via AAP/ Lukas Coch