10 Oct 2017

Australian MPs with dual citizenship head to court

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 10 October 2017

The future of seven Australian politicians with dual citizenship will be decided at the High Court in Canberra this week. That could put Malcolm Turnbull's one-seat parliamentary majority in jeopardy if it disqualifies his deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, who was found to be a New Zealand citizen. Canberra ABC political reporter Matthew Doran tells us the hearing starts today and will decide whether some or all of the politicians are eligible to be in Australia's parliament.