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How long will Barnaby remain?

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Hired. Fired. Rehired. Resigned - potentially all in the space of a few months. 

 

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Breaking news...

Tamworth fast food franchise Red Rooster has removed the 'S' on their store front sign to show solidarity with Barnaby Joyce.

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I've always thought this guy is shifty.

I couldn't care how many women (or men) this guy bangs. But the hypocrisy he espoused during the same sex marriage debate while his secretary was carrying his bun is unbelievable. I suspect the gay mafia will come down on him like a tonne of bricks.  

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced Barnaby Joyce will take leave next week, so will not take up the role of acting prime minister.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann will instead be acting PM when Mr Turnbull leaves the country
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-15/barnaby-joyce-will-take-leave-next-week-mathias-cormann-act-pm/9450796

 

Is this sick leave?

 

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It comes as Mr Joyce faces questions over his living situation and expenses during his relationship with Miss Campion amid concerns taxpayer funds may have been misused.

On Wednesday, Labor demanded to see details of taxpayer-funded flights taken by Mr Joyce and Miss Campion. His use of a rent-free apartment in Armidale, where he lived with his former staffer following the end of his marriage, was also raised in parliament.

Mr Joyce has declared the house on his interests register, but said it was given to him as a gift from a personal friend when he was not an MP.

“It’s on the record and it’s there for you to see,” Mr Joyce said on Wednesday.

http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/fresh-questions-over-salary-travel-for-barnaby-joyce/news-story/2b37f2085122babe1b19195b4f7642d4

 

Obviously some 'administrative errors' are going to be coming out soon. Pay it back, no worries. 

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Barnaby has only ever been for Barnaby – in life and in politics.

He has allowed his Nationals team basically to run amok over the past couple of years, ignoring government policy and responsibilities to cabinet solidarity, and to government unity, speaking freely on many issues, and on many occasions, notionally “in the interests of the bush”.

Barnaby simply cannot remain as Deputy Prime Minister, irrespective of the Coalition agreement. He doesn’t deserve it on either merit or performance. If this requires the renegotiation of that Coalition agreement, so be it.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/joyce-doesn-t-deserve-to-be-deputy-pm-20180217-p4z0p8.html


 

Note the author is John Hewson.

I think the Libs are trying to lessen the power of Nats in this whole thing. Rightly so too. The nats have less than ten % of the vote and members of parliament. Yet they automatically get the DPM gig and nearly half their members are ministers. 

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he did not believe he was in breach of the ministerial code of conduct prohibiting the employment of spouses or relatives because Ms Campion was not his partner when she worked for Senator Canavan.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/mathias-cormann-looking-forward-to-answering-for-barnaby-joyce-at-senate-estimates/news-story/2a8d25f81c0db2a577eb2a5433d958b0

 

She was not my partner at the time. She was just a staff member I was banging. It wasn't until 12.01 that she became my partner.

Where's my pension?

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12 hours ago, zaph said:

 

She was not my partner at the time. She was just a staff member I was banging. It wasn't until 12.01 that she became my partner.

Where's my pension?

+1. John Clarke's witty humour would have taken the absolute p!ss out of this on the Clarke&Dawe segment in Thursday's 7:30 Report

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Barnaby Joyce charged taxpayers nearly $100,000 on printing and communications costs in the 10 weeks between being exposed as a New Zealand dual citizen and forced to a byelection after he was thrown out of Parliament.

The $98,000 in spending between August 14 and October 27 last year represented a dramatic jump in Mr Joyce's usual spending on the entitlement, which MPs use to pay for pamphlets, mailouts, websites and local advertising.

He spent more on the entitlement in those 74 days - when a byelection in his northern NSW seat of New England loomed as a real possibility - than in the first six months of the year.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/barnaby-joyce-charged-taxpayers-100-000-for-communications-in-lead-up-to-byelection-20180228-p4z24z.html

 

Might be ok under the rules but smells like a bucket of prawns left in the sun for a few days.

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Maverick Nationals MP George Christensen spent more than any other politician on office consumables, publications and printing in the last three months of last year - costing taxpayers more than $111,000 in three months. More than $100,000 alone was spent on printing pamphlets.

Fatty knows how to work the system.

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Conservative senator Cory Bernardi charged taxpayers $1900 to travel to Sydney from Adelaide on September 16, the night before the launch of the "No" campaign for same-sex marriage he attended. 

Why are we paying for a SA senator to go to a Fred Nile rally in Sydney? Why isn't the IPEA investigating this?

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Our most expensive former prime minister remains John Howard, who spent twice as much as any other living prime minister in the three months, racking up $80,000 in taxpayer-funded expenses on flights, cars and offices. He was the only one of the six living former leaders to claim a family travel allowance, worth $1800.

This guy's nearly 80 and he's still sucking on mummy's tit!

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3 hours ago, zaph said:

This guy's nearly 80 and he's still sucking on mummy's tit!

Whitlam did it into his 90's

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2 hours ago, cobran20 said:

Whitlam did it into his 90's

They've removed the former PMs costs from the article. Howard racked up $90k in three months. I don't want our former pms to be poor but $360k in a year on cars and planes is just making fun of us. 

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7 hours ago, zaph said:

They've removed the former PMs costs from the article. Howard racked up $90k in three months. I don't want our former pms to be poor but $360k in a year on cars and planes is just making fun of us. 

Nice how they stopped defined benefit pensions for everybody else, but kept it for themselves, which I believe has been finally stopped in recent years.

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On 01/03/2018 at 6:28 PM, cobran20 said:

Nice how they stopped defined benefit pensions for everybody else, but kept it for themselves, which I believe has been finally stopped in recent years.

Hawke, Howard, Keating and Abbott (when he quits) all get defined benefits. Tony will get over $300k pa.  

Many of our former PMs continue to make a contribution to public life and I think we should fund that. Howards bill seems excessive. IMO we fund their travel to 'greater good' events, not a chauffeured car to coles. 

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Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has slammed the initial reporting of his relationship with Vikki Campion, saying he was never asked if he was the father of his former staffer's unborn child and that the issue of paternity is not certain.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/a-grey-area-barnaby-joyce-raises-doubts-over-whether-he-s-the-biological-father-of-vikki-campion-s-baby-20180303-p4z2ob.html

 

The snipping has begun!

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On 3/4/2018 at 9:25 AM, zaph said:

IMO we fund their travel to 'greater good' events...

Please don't tell me you seriously believe that. It is and has always been a junket.

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