Crikey Worm

Feb 13, 2018

Crikey Worm: Joyce accused of harassment

Good morning, early birds. Things get worse for the Deputy PM as the tabloids dish up allegations of sexual misconduct. Plus, Bill Shorten has promised to introduce an Indigenous voice advisory body to parliament. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist


A week after his affair with a staff member was made public, Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been accused of "pinching bums" in a series of texts, relating to a 2011 awards ceremony, that were sent to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's office in 2015.

Both The Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Telegraph ($) report that texts from John Clements, a former chief adviser to Joyce-rival and former Independent Tony Windsor, described the incident to Turnbull's principal private secretary, Sally Cray, on December 30, 2015.

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One thought on “Crikey Worm: Joyce accused of harassment

  1. cp

    It’s been a long time since SMH had a piece as good as today’s column by John Birmingham on the Idiot from New England. Great article.

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