Asked on ABC radio this morning why Labor would not just release the documents, Mr Burke said the party was confident its preselection processes had ruled out any possible chance the MPs could be dual citizens. It had everything: celebrities, dogs, Australians, opportunistic politicians, the threat of animal slaughter, Johnny Depp being forced to look honest and a fun hashtag: #WarOnTerrier.
"From my perspective, we've made it clear it shouldn't have happened but ultimately it was questions raised by the media that caused this situation, rather than questions from us", Ms Arden said.
Hipkins said it was his decision to lodge the questions as part of a broader interest in the treatment of New Zealanders living in Australia, and he did not want to affect Australian politics.
New Zealand officials said queries from Australian journalists prompted last week's discovery about Joyce's status.
New Zealand-born actor Russell Crowe gets ready to spin it wide
The Turnbull government is threatening to refer a group of Labor MPs to the High Court if they refuse to provide evidence they were validly elected with only Australian citizenship. So if Australia's supreme court rules against him, Joyce will be deemed ineligible to be a senator and spark a lot of potential havoc in the government.
Last Monday, he put a "hypothetical scenario" on citizenship to the New Zealand High Commission in Canberra, which said it passed it to Internal Affairs.
That didn't stop Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop from wading into the row, telling Australian media she would find it "very hard to build trust with those involved in allegations created to undermine the Government of Australia".
"I challenge anyone in this place to say they would not have done the same", he told parliament.
There is also no small irony two of those in senior positions hold dual New Zealand citizenship.
Attorney-General George Brandis told ABC the government's legal advice relied on the assumption that Section 44 of the Constitution did not apply to someone who had no knowledge or reason to believe that they had a dual citizenship.
Floods, landslides claim 30 lives in Nepal
Landslides and flooding are common in the Himalayan region during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September. Army and police personnel continued search and rescue operations, with more than 34,000 houses submerged, the official added.
FDA reveals five dead after anti-obesity balloon surgery
The patients all went under the knife earlier this year to get FDA-approved liquid-filled balloons fitted in a bid to lose weight. Four of the patients were using the Orbera Intragastric Balloon System , made by Apollo Endo Surgery.
The Final Showdown for Bolt: 4X100m Relay This Saturday
Usain Bolt has set himself up for a golden finish after anchoring Jamaica to a place in Saturday night's 4x100m relay final . The press made several puns about Bolt's 100m race and the nickname gained worldwide familiarity after that.
More of Northeast Kansas looks to crack into the low 80s for tomorrow , with some mid 80s mixing in, as well. Warm and muggy weather continues over the next several days with rain chances staying relatively high.
Commissions , in ME and other states, cities like Bangor and nationally have come up with "wonderful ideas", Dr. That law has restricted treatment providers' ability to meet the demand for substance-abuse treatment.
Trump said that anyone who acted criminally in Charlottesville and who perpetrated "racist violence", will be held accountable. This is Maajid Nawaz's epic response to Donald Trump's silence over the Neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville this weekend .
Harper was making an MVP case for himself before the injury with a slash line of.326/.419/.614 to go with 29 home runs and 87 RBI. Harper clutched at his knee while on the wet field and put no weight on his left leg as he was helped off.
The statement is a direct response to bipartisan criticism of the ultimatum Trump issued to North Korea on Tuesday. Sebastian Gorka , deputy assistant to Trump, interpreted the president's latest tweet as a warning to Pyongyang.
Maduro is seeking to capitalize on local outrage over Trump's comments by holding an "anti-imperialist" protest on Monday. Pence's trip to Colombia marked the beginning of a regional tour that experts believe would be centered on Venezuela.
Jones sexually harassing Jost has become a regular " Weekend Update " bit, but rarely is it as amusing as it was here. Che and Jost have served as co-anchors since 2014. "When did the Statue of Liberty get so bougie? " he asked.
'Out for blood': Man arrested in plan to bomb Oklahoma bank
Varnell told investigators he supported the far-right "III%ers" anti-government movement and wanted to form his own armed militia. If convicted, Yancey said, Varnell would face a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years.
Tottenham's Danny Rose apologies for 'ill-judged' outburst
It's all the more impressive given the two separate periods he sat on the sidelines for recovering from ankle ligament injuries. Ritchie is Newcastle's best option against Spurs. "Benitez is loved by the fans, Ashley isn't , and I think that will play out".
Shakespeare confident key Leicester players will stay
Arsenal have won 10 successive home games against Leicester, their longest winning streak at home against a particular opponent. Arsenal kick off the new 2017/18 Premier League campaign when we host Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium this evening.