Turnbull refuses to sack Joyce for breaching ministerial code

It’s clear the Prime Minister has lost all confidence in his Deputy, but he’s refusing to do the right thing and sack him.

THE HON. MARK DREYFUS QC MP

SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL

SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY

MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

TURNBULL REFUSES TO SACK JOYCE FOR BREACHING MINISTERIAL CODE

 

It’s clear the Prime Minister has lost all confidence in his Deputy, but he’s refusing to do the right thing and sack him.

 

This isn’t about Barnaby’s private life, it’s about his use of public money and use of his Ministerial Office.

 

If Turnbull doesn’t get that, he’s living on another planet.

 

Malcolm Turnbull has called his Deputy’s behaviour a shocking error of judgment, and has told him to consider his position.

 

Turnbull should have sacked his Deputy today, instead he’s handed him a leave pass.

 

Malcolm Turnbull is ignoring his own Statement of Ministerial Standards – that he signs off on.  His integrity is in tatters.

 

Barnaby Joyce breached the Ministerial Standards when he sought a gift of free accommodation from his rich mate.

 

Barnaby Joyce breached the Ministerial Standards when he repeatedly misled the House.

 

A Prime Minister with real judgement and leadership would have sacked Barnaby Joyce days ago.

 

A Deputy Prime Minister with real judgement would have resigned days ago.

 

Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce have turned the two most senior positions in the Australian Government into a laughing stock.

 

THURSDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2018