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But the news Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, was an unwitting New Zealand citizen risks bringing down the Malcolm Turnbull Government if he has to leave Parliament.
Bishop was accusing Labour of breaching that, and of deliberately colluding with the ALP to undermine the Australian Government.
She observed New Zealand was due for an election and warned it would be hard to trust a Labour Administration if there was a change of Government.
Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee stirred the bumpy waters further by observing Bishop was justified in her reaction.
Bishop may indeed have been justified in suspecting unholy collusion between Labour and the ALP. It is surely more than coincidence Hipkins should ask questions about the citizenship status of an Australian born to a New Zealand father just when a journalist starts asking about Joyce’s Australian father.
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