Crikey Worm

Feb 14, 2018

Crikey Worm: Joyce under sustained fire

Good morning, early birds. Forces advance against Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on several fronts. Plus, the Victorian and New South Wales state governments threaten to withdraw from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Chris Woods — Freelance journalist

Chris Woods

Freelance journalist

CRITICS LEAP FOR JOYCE

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is facing mounting pressure from Nationals MPs and former leaders to step down over his extramarital affair with, and possible misuse of taxpayer funds in creating jobs for, his former ­staffer and now-pregnant partner Vikki Campion

The Australian ($) reports that Joyce has lost critical party-room support over the issue and that a group of MPs, including ­Andrew Broad, Keith Pitt, Luke Hartsuyker and possible alternative leaders Michael McCormack and Darren Chester, held crisis ­meetings in parliament yesterday. 

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