NZ Labour denies claims it was part of ‘conspiracy’ to reveal that deputy prime minister is a dual citizen, as Malcolm Turnbull’s majority hangs in the balance

Australia and New Zealand have become embroiled in an extraordinary diplomatic spat over claims the New Zealand opposition colluded with the Australian Labor party (ALP) in an attempt “to try and bring down the government”.

During a febrile day of politics in both countries, Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, said New Zealand’s opposition party was threatening the stability of a usually robust partnership between the two nations.

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