Strawberry Sabotagers Face More Jail Time Under Food Contamination Laws

Offenders contaminating strawberries will face more jail time under new laws, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The new laws would increase the maximum jail time for contaminating food, from 10 years to 15, in an effort to urgently discourage copycat offenders. A new offence of recklessly contaminating fruit will also be introduced and will…

Barnaby Joyce Quits As Deputy Prime Minister And Nationals Leader

Barnaby Joyce has announced his resignation as Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader today after a turbulent few weeks involving his private life. The resignation comes after the discovery that Mr Joyce had been involved in an affair with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, who is now pregnant with his child. Mr Joyce said…

Barnaby Joyce Personal Life Saga a Non Story Beat-Up: Expert

The saga over Barnaby Joyce’s private life is “not a real story” and a distraction for the Federal Government, a politics expert claims. Murdoch University politics and policy lecturer Ian Cook said it was just a way for news publications to generate content because “people like these stories about people’s private lives” and would not…

State Politicians Reacted Over The Barnaby Affair

Prime Minister, Malcom Turnbull has banned sexual relations in parliament, after Barnaby Joyce made a shocking error of judgement in having an affair with a woman working in his office. Mr Joyce has been criticised for humiliating the Liberal party. A change in the ministerial standards would ensure incidents like this will not be tolerated.…

Nationals Divided Over Barnaby Joyce’s Political Future

Pressure is mounting on Barnaby Joyce as discussions continue within the National Party over whether the Deputy Prime Minister should resign. A mutiny against Mr Joyce is now public as party members remain divided about his position. Senior Nationals have been approached to form a delegation to ask Mr Joyce to step down, the ABC…

Barnaby expected to win seat back

Barnaby Joyce is the favourite to win his former seat of New England, in a by-election triggered by his disqualification by the High Court. Mr Joyce lost his seat as a result of the citizenship crisis that has seen a number of MPs and senators disqualified for holding dual citizenship. With the coalition government only…

Turnbull Government At Risk After Shock High Court Decision

Deputy Prime Mister Barnaby Joyce was deemed ineligible to sit in Parliament due to dual citizenship today, leaving the Turnbull Government’s majority at risk. The High Court decision has sparked a by-election in the New South Wales seat of New England. Mr Joyce referred himself to the High Court on August 14, after realizing he…

Nationals Deputy Leader Fiona Nash Latest in Dual Citizenship Woes

National Party deputy leader Fiona Nash has become the latest to fall over the dual citizenship saga, joining Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as the latest to refer themselves to the high court. Senator Nash claimed she has British citizenship by descent, making a short, unheralded statement to the Senate on Thursday evening just before…