Spokesman says minister has advice that states business interest in childcare centres not in breach of section 44

Peter Dutton reportedly has a business interest in childcare centres, which two constitutional law experts have suggested could amount to an “indirect pecuniary interest” in an agreement with the commonwealth and disqualify him from parliament.

Channel Ten first reported the potential constitutional issue on Monday, after the home affairs minister was subject of leadership speculation due to discontent in Liberal ranks with Malcolm Turnbull’s energy policy.

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