Topic archives: Barnaby Joyce

That was then, this is now: the evolution of the ‘bonk ban’

February 16, 2018 5

Malcolm Turnbull has finally introduced his ban on boning-down in Parliament House (affectionately known as the bonk ban), leaving more than a few ministers red in the face.

Open war erupts between Turnbull and Joyce

February 16, 2018 55

Canberra has been left stunned by Barnaby Joyce's unprecedented savaging of his own Prime Minister, which leaves the Coalition, and this government, in tatters.

Tormented Turnbull had little choice on bonk ban

February 16, 2018 10

Savaged by Labor in question time yesterday and unable to sack his deputy, Malcolm Turnbull needed something big to try to kill off the Joyce scandal.

Crikey Quiz: Tony Windsor on Twitter or drama-loving reality TV star?

February 16, 2018 1

It's been an extremely bad time for Barnaby Joyce, which means it's been an extremely good time for his rival Tony Windsor.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s bonk ban kills the mood

February 16, 2018 1

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister puts the pantsmen on notice with a rather dramatic captain's call. Plus, the UN again urges Australia to transfer people from dangerous and harmful conditions, as the United States prepares to take a fourth group of refugees from PNG and Nauru. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Joyce on the brink after trainwreck question time

February 15, 2018 10

Barnaby Joyce is facing the end of his political career after being comprehensively abandoned by the Prime Minister as Labor found new allegations to pursue against him.

Splitting hairs is just going to get Joyce and the Nats in more strife

February 15, 2018 15

Barnaby Joyce may well have talked himself back into deep trouble as he attempts to avoid criticism over accepting free accommodation.

Razer: Barnaby’s a hypocrite, so what? They all are.

February 15, 2018 23

As progressives commentators fret over Joyce's ethics and potential misdeeds, they miss the bigger picture: politics should be much bigger than politicians.

Hinch’s Senate diary: Beetroot Barnaby misses out on sausages at The Lodge

February 15, 2018 6

It was all back-door deals and prime-ministerial jumping castles in Canberra this week, writes Senator Derryn Hinch.

Crikey Worm: Senate rejects Coalition Murray-Darling proposal

February 15, 2018

Good morning, early birds. The Senate has put the kybosh on a plan to sequester 70 gigalitres of water in the Murray-Darling Basin for irrigators. Plus, the Barnaby Joyce circus shows no sign of packing up anytime soon. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.