Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 9 : 30-Oct-17
A study of the Constitution suggests that any ministerial decisions made by the National Party’s Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash after 20 October 2016 could be legally challenged after the High Court ruled that they are not eligible to sit in parliament. Labor has made no secret of the fact that it plans to make life difficult for the Federal Government during Joyce’s absence from the House of Representatives. Joyce will have recontest his seat of New England in a by-election on 2 December.
HIGH COURT OF AUSTRALIA, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN GREENS, AUSTRALIAN PESTICIDES AND VETERINARY MEDICINES AUTHORITY, ONE NATION PARTY, QUEENSLAND. DEPT OF THE PREMIER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, AUSTRALIA. JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE ON ELECTORAL MATTERS