Min­is­ter act­ing as PM

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

FOR­EIGN Min­is­ter Julie Bishop will stand in as Aus­tralia’s act­ing prime min­is­ter while Mal­colm Turn­bull con­ducts an over­seas trip, fol­low­ing the dual cit­i­zen­ship cri­sis that has sidelined his deputy.

Aus­tralia’s High Court dis­qual­i­fied deputy prime min­is­ter Barn­aby Joyce and four other sen­a­tors from sit­ting in Par­lia­ment on Fri­day after they were each found to hold cit­i­zen­ship of Aus­tralia and an­other coun­try.

Speak­ing to re­porters in Syd­ney yes­ter­day be­fore a visit to Is­rael, Mr Turn­bull said that Ms Bishop, as deputy leader of the Lib­er­als, was next in line after Mr Joyce to be act­ing prime min­is­ter.

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