Tips and rumours

Sep 18, 2017

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

An office for two? A Crikey tipster tells us beleaguered Nationals MPs Barnaby Joyce and Matt Canavan are merging offices since Canavan’s resignation. It’s well known Joyce is taking on his former press secretary’s portfolios, but we were not expecting a full-blown merger. The “transition” seems to be off to a rocky start -- unsurprising, given Joyce is hardly the most stable government figure to be clinging to in troubled times. They seem to be two peas in a pod. Know anything about the union? Send us a tip.

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  1. MJM

    “It’s well known Joyce is taking on his former press secretary’s portfolios … ” Canavan must have been a lousy press secretary or standards must be very low. I am a regular Quarterly Essay reader and each essay contains readers’ responses to the previous edition. The June essay was The Long Goodbye by Anna Krien and in the September edition there are eight letters including one from Canavan – 4+ pages of irrelevance. I wondered why it was published as merit is not an obvious reason – maybe to help us understand how illogical much of the ministry is?

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