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Barnaby Joyce is once again set to be Deputy Prime Minister. Here’s how the Nationals leader could influence climate policy and budget decisions.

Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has reclaimed the positions of party leader and Deputy Prime Minister after a Monday spill. In defeating Michael McCormack, Joyce returns to the role three years after stepping down. Recent history suggests Joyce will rock the Coalition’s boat, with unorthodox views on climate policy, debt and […]
Barnaby Joyce is once again set to be Deputy Prime Minister. Here’s how the Nationals leader could influence climate policy and budget decisions.
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Barnaby Joyce is being investigated over his parliamentary expenses

Barnaby Joyce’s resignation has failed to draw a line under his affair after it emerged an audit of his travel spending is under way and his diehard supporters refused to rule out a comeback. It has also emerged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ordered the head of his department to investigate […]
Barnaby Joyce is being investigated over his parliamentary expenses
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Barnaby Joyce is resigning

Details of Joyce’s relationship with a former staffer emerged 16 days ago and sparked a growing crisis in the government Joyce had done his best to ride out the storm, but a “litany of allegations” against him continued to emerge. Joyce will remain as an MP and move to the […]
Barnaby Joyce is resigning
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IT’S ON: Barnaby Joyce is coming back to a leadership challenge next week

Barnaby Joyce will face a challenge to his leadership at Monday’s Nationals party room meeting after Victorian backbencher Andrew Broad called on him to resign for the good of the party and the country. Mr Broad, who earlier had attacked Mr Joyce’s character, revealed on Thursday afternoon would take a […]
IT’S ON: Barnaby Joyce is coming back to a leadership challenge next week
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Australian voters are big fans of the bonk ban

Australians overwhelmingly support banning sex between politicians and their staff, according to a poll published today. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to introduce a new clause to the ministerial code of conduct that makes sex between ministers and staff a sackable offence has widespread community support, with 64 per cent […]
Australian voters are big fans of the bonk ban
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Turnbull bans ministers from sex with staff

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has banned sexual relationships between federal ministers and their staff, saying deputy PM Barnaby Joyce “made a shocking error of judgement” in having an affair with a staffer 17 years his junior. Turnbull said the current ministerial code of conduct was “truly deficient” and “does […]
Turnbull bans ministers from sex with staff
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10 things you need to know this morning in Australia

1. Cape Town is doing a fine job of saving water as three years of drought threatens its four million residents with the prospect of having to queue for water. That day, “Day Zero”, has shifted around from April 21 to April, then May 11. But it’s now been pushed […]
10 things you need to know this morning in Australia
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Barnaby Joyce could be tapped on the shoulder as soon as today

Multiple reports say National Party MPs are considering approaching Barnaby Joyce about his leadership as the scandal over his personal life continues to plague the government. Questions about Joyce’s use of taxpayer funds continue to be asked. Barnaby Joyce’s leadership of the National Party and position as Deputy Prime Minister […]
Barnaby Joyce could be tapped on the shoulder as soon as today