Barnaby Joyce Elected National Leader After Party Spill

Ruben Fields
June 22, 2021

The leader of the National Party - which is in a Coalition with Scott Morrison's Liberal Party - holds the role of Deputy Prime Minister when in government.

Joyce said that he would be "guided" by his colleagues on the target.

Another day, another leadership spill.

Ms Davies said she had enjoyed a good working relationship with now-dumped leader Michael McCormack, adding that leadership changes were destabilising to parties.

Several women from Mr Joyce's New England electorate told The Daily Telegraph they supported their local MP taking up the leadership.

Mr Joyce stood down as Nationals Leader three years ago after his extra-marital affair with staffer Vikki Campion was made public at the same time as a woman accused him of sexually harassing her after an event in Canberra.

"I acknowledge my faults".

"I'm not even sure it matters for the purposes of QT though".

"I moved the spill because my judgment has been than Barnaby has the fight we need to protect regional Queensland jobs and interests", Senator Canavan said.

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"I will uphold the dignity of that chair as I have always done".

"As Michael (McCormack) has shown today he is a man of unparalleled integrity and decency".

The Ensign has contacted the Deputy Prime Minister's office for clarification on if Mr McCormack will remain the Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister.

"I think Barnaby will look at the Collinsville power station, but he will look at other sites for the coal-fired power station".

Fronting the media with his wife Catherine, Mr McCormack said he respected the outcome of the spill and wished Mr Joyce well.

"Mr McCormack's commitment to engage with the Civil Contractors Federation and infrastructure sector more broadly has also been appreciated by industry, particularly as we grappled with the initial economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic".

"A lot of people consider Barnaby a Queenslander". "It's called democracy", he said to the press directly after he was thrown out. "We have enjoyed a close and a strong bond leading together as part of a strong correlation", he said.

Morrison congratulated Joyce on his elevated role, saying in a statement that they shared a "passion for ensuring our regions and rural communities thrive".

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