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Barnaby Joyce says he will stand for National party leadership if there is a spill – politics live

Barnaby Joyce says he will stand for National party leadership

Joyce says he wants the job back following Bridget McKenzie’s resignation as deputy leader, as MPs return to Canberra for the first time since December. All the day’s news, live 9.36pm GMT I’ve checked in with the Australian federal police this morning – it has still not decided whether or not to take up an investigation into the doctored document affair, after the NSW police referred the matter to them, on 20 December. So Angus Taylor is currently NOT being investigated by the AFP – it has a referral for an investigation and is deciding what to do with that referral. 9.31pm GMT Labor’s deputy leader Richard Marles says the opposition still wants to set up a Senate inquiry into the awarding of sports grants.He told the ABC:
Ultimately, we will do everything that we can in terms of working with the crossbench in order to achieve that. We need to know what is going on here. There is more than the question of Bridget McKenzie being in a gun club. We have got a whole program with $100m, which is very clear was being distributed on the basis, not of merit, not on where the best buck could be spent in terms of community sport, but on the basis of electoral politics. Continue reading…

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Publish date : 2020-02-02 21:37:47

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