Dual nationality sees Aussie Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce disqualified

Dual nationality sees Aussie Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce disqualified

Dual nationality sees Aussie Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce disqualified

Mr Joyce will now have to fight a byelection to regain his seat.

The High Court has ruled former federal minister Matt Canavan, who resigned over the crisis, and independent Nick Xenophon can remain in parliament.

A by-election will be held in December in Joyce's electorate of New South Wales.

Mr Joyce gestured at the New England countryside around him.

"When that time comes, I will make sure I get off the horse with dignity and walk to the rail", he said.

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Former Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce on the campaign trail in Bundameer, north of Tamworth.

The disqualified senators will be replaced by members of their own party without an election, meaning the balance of power will only be affected by Mr. Joyce's situation.

"That's why standing down is the wisest course", he said.

Mr Joyce said it was wrong to claim the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority move could be exposed to legal challenge, as it was a cabinet decision signed off by the finance minister. "I don't actually stand here totally surprised".

The saga began for Mr. Joyce in July after media inquiries to his office made him aware he might hold dual citizenship through his father, James Joyce.

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