WHAT THE INTERNET SAID
Another week and yet more politicians fall victim to Section 44, with Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce revealing that he is a New Zealand citizen by descent. It didn’t take long for the jokes to roll in, with Australians and movie stars alike poking fun at Mr Joyce for the situation.
A Kiwi, a Scot and an Italian walk into a bar. The barman says: ‘‘What do the leaders of the National Party want to drink?"
With his colleague and deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash also announcing in the Senate on Thursday that she is a British citizen by descent, the jokes are sure to continue into the coming weeks, with some suggesting that the Nationals Party should be renamed the Dual Nationals Party.
Twitter account Shorten Suite, which is dubbed the ‘official account of Bill Shorten’s media unit’ took a shot of its own last week.
American actress Amber Heard, who clashed with Mr Joyce when her and then-husband Johnny Depp were forced to apologise for illegally bring their pet dogs Pistol and Boo to Australia, offered some comfort for the Deputy Prime Minister.
Maddison Connaughton tweeted that she suspected Mr Joyce’s much loved Akubra was covering up the secret.
Well-known satirical show The Chaser theorised that Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s dogs Pistol and Boo might want some revenge after Mr Joyce threatened to euthanise them last year because they were illegally brought to Australia.
Facebook page ALP Spicy Meme Stash used a recent New Zealand tourism campaign to poke fun at the Deputy Prime Minister.
Twitter user Andy Park stumbled across a humorous update to Mr Joyce’s Wikipedia page following the announcement.