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‘I don’t go to his parties’: new Infrastructure Australia chair says job not about being Barnaby Joyce’s mate

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Outgoing Tamworth mayor Col Murray has rejected claims he’s been selected by Barnaby Joyce to chair Infrastructure Australia because he is a mate, saying “I don’t go to his parties; he doesn’t go to mine.” Murray’s pr...

Labor blasts Barnaby Joyce for appointing Tamworth mayor and ‘solid supporter’ for infrastructure role

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Labor has blasted Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce for being set to appoint the retiring mayor of Tamworth, Col Murray, as the new chair of Infrastructure Australia. Asked on Tuesday by the shadow infrastructure Catheri...

Barnaby Joyce says Australia proved its commitment to France during world wars amid Aukus dispute

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Acting prime minister Barnaby Joyce said Australia did not have to prove its “affinity” and “affection” for the French, because “tens of thousands of Australians died on French soil” during both world wars. The French...

Barnaby Joyce backs ‘incredibly intelligent’ Christian Porter for eventual return to frontbench

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Acting prime minister Barnaby Joyce has endorsed Christian Porter to return to the ministry in future, just one day after the former industry minister resigned over his legal fees being paid by a trust with money from...

Former Nationals president says ‘recycling’ Barnaby Joyce may lead to more women leaving party

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A former federal president of the Nationals, Christine Ferguson, has issued a call to arms to young women in the party, saying they need to speak up about their bad experiences to drive cultural change, while also cri...

Call for Nationals to reinvestigate sexual harassment allegation against Barnaby Joyce

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There is a call for the Nationals to reopen an inquiry into a sexual harassment allegation against Barnaby Joyce following revelations the NSW state director who oversaw the initial investigation was the subject of an...

Barnaby Joyce could retake Nationals leadership on Monday, opponents say

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Leadership rumblings in the Nationals are expected to come to a head on Monday, with opponents of Barnaby Joyce saying he could retake the top job. The other most likely leadership contender, David Littleproud, has to...

Barnaby Joyce says you can’t ‘redesign people’s brains’ with empathy training

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The Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has cast doubt on government-ordered empathy training, saying you can’t “redesign people’s brains” to learn an “innate” skill. The former deputy prime minister has also questioned whethe...

Barnaby Joyce says some of Christian Porter’s colleagues want his ‘head on a plate’

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Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce has made a plea for an independent inquiry into rape allegations against Christian Porter, saying many people, including some Liberal MPs, want his “head on a plate”. Porter, the attorney g...