Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce insists he is a full Australian citizen and not half-Kiwi by descent of his father.
Another week and another fiasco involving a potential dual citizen serving as a parliamentarian in Parliament House has come to light. Joyce has referred himself to the High Court to have his citizenship status determined.
“I was born in Australia in 1967 to an Australian mother and I think I’m fifth generation," Joyce told to the Parliament. "My father was born in New Zealand, came to Australia in 1947 as a British subject – in fact, we were all British subjects at that time.
"I am and have always been Australian. I am ethnically half Anglo-Saxon and half tomato - Truss to be specific. The one that smells good."
More to come.