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Australia's Constitution ready for overhaul after latest dual-citizenship fiasco: lawyer

Australia's Constitution ready for overhaul after latest dual-citizenship fiasco: lawyer

Senator Wong, Labor's foreign affairs spokeswoman, said the party was deeply disappointed that Ms Bishop has been prepared "to risk relations with our close friend and ally".

The New Zealand Labour Leader, Jacinda Ardern has revealed that Bill Shorten sought to use the New Zealand Parliament to undermine the Australian government.

The High Court will determine whether Mr Joyce, former Greens senators Larissa Waters and Scott Ludlam, One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts and former minister Matt Canavan are eligible to sit in parliament under section 44 of the constitution due to their dual citizenship.

Politicians just don't get it.

New Zealand's Green Party leader James Shaw said the current Australian government clearly had little respect for any New Zealand government.

Mr Pyne said the opposition was asking the Australian public to take the party at its word, and said if Labor would not provide evidence to prove its case he would consider referring the matter to the High Court.

Government ministers are ramping up pressure on the opposition after a dramatic day in Parliament that left Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's future and the government's wafer-thin majority hanging in the balance, after revelations Mr Joyce is a dual Australian-New Zealand citizen.

'Foreign ministers ought to be above that, this foreign minister is not, ' he told Sky News.

"I would find it very hard to build trust with members of a political party that had been used by the Australian Labor Party to seek to undermine the Australian government".

According to Joyce at the time, that opposed the country's biosecurity laws.

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Bishop's extraordinary remarks, no doubt a result of her government's desperation to hold onto its majority, led some critics to level the same accusation of meddling against her, with New Zealand's election less than two months away.

"Needless to say, I was shocked to receive this information", Joyce told parliament about the news he may be a dual citizen.

New Zealand's Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne said Hipkins had not started the row.

The minister reiterated the first inquiries came from Australian media.

George Williams, a law expert from the University of NSW, said the only way Joyce could win in the High Court was if it applied a "generous interpretation" of the constitutional requirements.

"The Labour Party in New Zealand has to explain that because it's very poor judgment that they got involved with it", English told reporters in Wellington.

In spite of everything, Nick Economou, senior lecturer in Australian politics at Monash University, told CNN he was sure the Australia New Zealand relationship would be able to withstand the current diplomatic tiff.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is also under pressure over comments he made in parliament about the likely outcome of the High Court ruling.

"From my perspective, we've made it clear it shouldn't have happened but ultimately it was questions raised by the media that caused this situation, rather than questions from us", she said.

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