The High Court has decided to let Nationals senator Matt Canavan off this time, after he was able to produce a letter from his Mum explaining the circumstances.
Handing over the letter just minutes before the scheduled dual citizenship verdict, a smug Canavan watched on while the judge read the carefully-written letter.
To whom it may concern,
Please excuse Matt from court today. He is feeling unwell after a play-date on the weekend, and will not be able to participate in activities. He should be feeling well enough to resume his ministerial career tomorrow.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs Canavan, Mother of Matt (aged 42)
Little Matt then went home to watch cartoons and had a big, long nap. All going well, he will be all better and ready to take on responsibility for the nation’s resources on Monday.