Crikey Worm: Canavan caught by section 44, Bernardi raking it in, ICAC called in over Murray-Darling
Matt Canavan becomes the third senator pinged by section 44, Cory Bernardi books nearly $1 million and ICAC called on Murray-Darling allegations. It's the news you need to know, by Josh Taylor and Max Chalmers.
Media diversity is on full display today as most of News Corp papers (the Herald Sun and Hobart Mercury appear to have refrained) apparently could not think of a different headline for the news that Turnbull government minister for resources and the biggest Adani backer in government Matt Canavan has stood aside from the ministry. Canavan becomes the third senator in two weeks to fall foul of section 44 of the constitution, but he is pleading ignorance because his mother applied for Italian citizenship on his behalf in 2006, and he says he had no idea about it. Blaming his mum puts him in the same basket as Shane Warne, but it's very un-Italian.