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Barnaby Joyce renews calls for a tort of privacy

Barnaby Joyce renews calls for a tort of privacy

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has renewed his call for Australia to introduce a tort of privacy into common law. Legal experts have warned that the introduction of such a law would seriously impede the work of journalists. The member for New England, who is currently on extended leave from parliament, uploaded two videos […]

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Barnaby Joyce criticised for selling his story to the highest bidder

Barnaby Joyce criticised for selling his story to the highest bidder

Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been criticised for accepting a rumoured $150,000 payment from Channel Seven for an interview on their program Sunday Night. A bidding war for an interview with the politician and his new partner is believed to have erupted with Channel Seven winning the interview over Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes.  Joyce, […]

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Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister after he won a ballot to become the leader of the Nationals. The Nationals chose the member for Riverina as their new leader after Barnaby Joyce announced his resignation on Friday following weeks of scandal surrounding his extra-marital affair. Queensland MP George Christensen […]

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Julie Bishop: It’s too early to say what the marriage legislation will look like

Acting Prime Minister Julie Bishop says she believes the ‘Yes’ campaign will win the marriage postal survey, but comments that it’s too soon to know what the final legislation will be. The Western Australian MP is serving as the Acting Prime Minister for the first time after Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, and Deputy Nationals leader […]

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“Get out of my face” Barnaby Joyce’s message to marriage advocates

“Get out of my face” Barnaby Joyce’s message to marriage advocates

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has complained that both the YES and NO campaigns are too noisy and suggested that they should just be quiet and let Australians make their own decision about the issue of marriage. Speaking on ABC radio this morning Joyce said advocates were harming their causes by continually […]

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Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has told parliament he will ask the High Court to consider whether or not is he is eligible to remain in parliament because he it potentially a New Zealand citizen. Making a statement to parliament Joyce said he would be remaining in his roles as Minister for […]

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Matt Canavan quits cabinet as doubts over his citizenship are raised

Matt Canavan quits cabinet as doubts over his citizenship are raised

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has resigned from the cabinet amid citizenship doubts and his eligibility to sit in federal parliament. Under the Australian constitution members of parliament must relinquish their citizenship of other nations before running for office. In recent weeks two senators from The Greens have been forced to resign after it was revealed […]

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Barnaby Joyce dismisses marriage equality discussion

Barnaby Joyce dismisses marriage equality discussion

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dismissed talk of the coalition changing its position on marriage equality describing the issue of as something that it only of interest in Sydney and at dinner parties. Yesterday News Corp columnist Andrew Bolt revealed he had obtained audio of Christopher Pyne, the Minister for Defence Industy, declaring that […]

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Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

Taiwan awaits marriage equality decision

A court decision that would bring marriage equality to Taiwan is expected to be handed down today. If Taiwan allows same sex couples the right to marry, it will be the first country in Asia to ahieve marriage equality. The case before the courts has been brought by gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei who has […]

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Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”

Dean Smith describes the postal plebiscite idea as “junk mail”

Western Australian senator Dean Smith has labeled the idea to hold a postal plebiscite as ‘junk mail”. The senator has previously spoken out against the plebiscite policy and called for a free vote in parliament. Speaking to The Australian Senator Smith dismissed the idea of a postal version of a plebiscite. “The postal plebiscite idea is […]

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