Topic archives: Barnaby Joyce

How Barnaby Joyce breathed new life into the misery of live exports

May 8, 2018 8

During his period as Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce halted any efforts to improve animal welfare standards in live exports, expunged animal welfare from his department and degraded existing protections. And his department has followed his example.

Barnaby Joyce is right: political nepotism stinks

April 24, 2018 4

Barnaby Joyce should take some advice from his younger self and recognise the already potent threat of nepotism in an environment where parliamentarians are already too ready to rort the system.

Then and now: the pollies left red-faced over banking commission back-pedaling

and April 19, 2018 29

Barnaby Joyce isn't the only one with old views coming back to haunt them.

‘I charge dead people’ and other horror scenarios for the government

April 19, 2018 5

Embarrassment isn't the only problem from the banking royal commission for the government. It will cruel its narrative in other areas too.

Not all of Turnbull’s problems of his own making

April 13, 2018 11

While Malcolm Turnbull has his flaws, many of the government's problems come from within -- and not just from disaffected former leaders.

Meet the publishers ripping up the Australian media playbook

April 3, 2018 3

What's a defamation suit worth when you have nothing to lose? In this four-part series we meet some of the Australian journalists massively disrupting the mainstream.

‘I hate journalists’ … are we done with Barnaby yet? … doctors sue ABC journo over Scientology book …

March 12, 2018 7

The ACT's chief minister Andrew Barr has taken a swipe at journalists and mainstream media, which The Canberra Time is calling a Trumpian desire "to shape government policy to his personal, long-held enmity".

Barnaby Joyce’s overshare leaves media with a choice

March 5, 2018 32

Now only media bosses, not journalists, can decide how to handle the Joyce affair with maturity.

Crikey Quiz: do you have what it takes to be a Nationals leader?

March 2, 2018 2

The Nationals are at a time of crisis. Are you the strong and stable leader to get them back on track?

Crikey’s depressingly necessary new initiative: ScandalTracker

March 1, 2018 24

It's the tracker you never thought you'd need in a relatively stable western democracy.

The mystery of Malcolm’s midnight missive

February 27, 2018 3

Malcolm Turnbull waited two weeks to check if Barnaby Joyce had broken any ministerial standards. Is anyone in his office capable of doing the basics of political management?

A quick primer on Michael McCormack, the man you’ve never heard of who just became Deputy PM

February 26, 2018 9

He's most famous for overseeing the botched #censusfail and a postal survey he didn't believe in, and now he's your deputy prime minister.

Nats tap McCormack to warm seat for Joyce

February 26, 2018 12

The relatively unknown Michael McCormack is Australia's new deputy Prime Minister. But how long will his damaged predecessor be content to wait on the backbench?

Crikey Worm: Michael McCormack set to replace Joyce

February 26, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Michael McCormack has emerged from the weekend as the only contender in the race to replace Barnaby Joyce as Nationals leader. Plus, Pauline Hanson has indicated One Nation senators will oppose the government's proposed corporate tax cut. It's the news you need to know with Max Chalmers.

Joyce quits — and doubles the backbench trouble for Turnbull

February 23, 2018 25

Bye bye, Barnaby. After weeks of being told his position is untenable, Barnaby Joyce has finally decided to go.

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

February 23, 2018 5

One thing Barnaby's defenders have used to argue their case is that the Deputy PM is really very good at "retail politics", that he reinvigorated the Nationals Party. But is that actually true?

Barnaby, Tony and Trump: the toxic trio upstaging Turnbull

February 23, 2018 26

Travelling to Washington won't free the Prime Minister from politically damaging personalities like Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott — Donald Trump will be just as damaging.

Crikey Worm: formal harassment complaint lodged against Joyce

February 23, 2018

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce now faces a formal sexual harassment complaint. Plus, tent mould in the Nauru detention centre could be grounds for a lawsuit against the Australian government. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Barnaby, the Nationals’ Id, keeps his story going

February 22, 2018 34

Barnaby Joyce is now the one keeping the Barnaby Joyce story going, destroying any effort to move on from it.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: Christensen’s gun stunt ‘the most disgusting thing I’ve seen in Canberra’

February 22, 2018 13

Senator Derryn Hinch discusses George Christensen, Barnaby Joyce and other enduring errors.