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The Citizenship Seven: (Clockwise) Barnaby Joyce, Scott Ludham, Matt Canavan, Nick Xenophon, Fiona Nash, Larissa Waters and Malcolm Roberts. Photo: FILE.
The Citizenship Seven: (Clockwise) Barnaby Joyce, Scott Ludham, Matt Canavan, Nick Xenophon, Fiona Nash, Larissa Waters and Malcolm Roberts. Photo: FILE.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been ruled ineligible to sit in the parliament, throwing the government into turmoil.

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The dual citizenship scandal has developed since August this year. It has been revealed Mr Joyce has  dual citizenship with New Zealand.

New England faces a by-election if the High-Court rules Mr Joyce is ineligible to sit in parliament due to his dual New Zealand citizenship which he has since renounced.

Mr Joyce faces opposition from multiple parties in the New England, including long time rival independent candidate Tony Windsor. 

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