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Old 11th February 2018, 11:55 PM
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I'm thinking Barnaby Joyce will be forgiven for his indiscretion. He's just a red blooded bloke, a real man really only doing what comes naturally. Even though we all know it was wrong and he's paying for it the poor fool.

I'm thinking Tony Abbott would be of this opinion.

Joyce won't be scandalised as some pariah in the mind of the straight male the way Peter Slipper was stigmatised in mainstream media after James Ashby victimised him, pathological snake in the grass.

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What’s now dubbed “Ashbygate” – his pursuit of Slipper for alleged sexual harassment, a long and messy case described by then prime minister Tony Abbott as a “squalid, sordid, miserable period in our national life” – took a heavy personal toll. The outgoing young man people would quickly warm to is a closed book. He works 80-hour weeks and is obsessively private. His *reputation, however, is larger than life.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/lif...ea32d5f5fc04a9
You're right. They will take it as a badge of honour and say that he's paid the "price" - like what a load of bullshit. He only paid the price with taxpayer dollars. In his own estimation he has upgraded his partner to a younger model, got yet another child out of it satisfying his biological and religious imperative to reproduce, all the while abusing a public office.

I read a piece in the NYTimes, (linked to the one posted by BL on the Donald thread here) about Donald Trump not using a condom in 2006 when accessing the services of an escort, in a rendevous euphemistically called a one night stand, with post benefits ($130K of hush money). It comes up as a link when you read the article on a mobile but wasn't there on the laptop.

As distressing as his misogynist attitude to women was also his attitude to the environment recalled by the said escort "Stormy", that he wanted to get rid of all sharks. I have heard this type of infantile scared of monsters, peurile anti-environment thing only from the most obsessed revelation obsessed "rapturists"
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:04 PM
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So, according to the PM's office, the employment of Ms Campion was not a breach of ethics, because she was not Barnaby's partner at the time.

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Malcolm Turnbull's office has rejected claims Barnaby Joyce breached the ministerial code of conduct when his lover was employed by fellow MPs, arguing Vikki Campion could not be considered the Deputy Prime Minister's "partner" at the time.
This is despite her leaving Barnaby's employment as their affair was creating tensions in his office.

This of course raises the question when does someone go from "being a bit on the side" to being their partner?

Does that mean that a MP or Senator is able to have a Friend with Benefits employed in another's department purely because they are not their current partner?
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:25 PM
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So, according to the PM's office, the employment of Ms Campion was not a breach of ethics, because she was not Barnaby's partner at the time.

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Malcolm Turnbull's office has rejected claims Barnaby Joyce breached the ministerial code of conduct when his lover was employed by fellow MPs, arguing Vikki Campion could not be considered the Deputy Prime Minister's "partner" at the time.
This is despite her leaving Barnaby's employment as their affair was creating tensions in his office.

This of course raises the question when does someone go from "being a bit on the side" to being their partner?

Does that mean that a MP or Senator is able to have a Friend with Benefits employed in another's department purely because they are not their current partner?
Sounds reminiscent of the Clinton defence. She wasn't pregnant at the time (at least that he says he was aware of)
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:32 PM
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Members (hurr hurr!) of Parliament, and Senators, are not a ruling class or an aristocracy.

They are merely the top echelon of the public service.

Transpose the Barnaby situation to any GovCo department you care to imagine.

Isn't Roman Quadbike of Border Farce sitting it out due to getting his girlfriend a BoFo job?
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Joyce approved jobs for Campion, government says

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Barnaby Joyce would have been personally responsible for approving highly-paid jobs handed to his now-pregnant former staffer Vikki Campion, the Turnbull government has admitted.
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Barnaby, Birminghammed - "The Beetrooter", heh heh.
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Old 13th February 2018, 11:25 AM
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It has been confirmed, when he was bonking her, when they were doing the beast with two backs, when they were horizontal jogging around the office furniture, when they were bumping the uglies, she wasn't his partner, Joyce has confirmed this from his own mouth, so it was fine to enrich here at the taxpayers expense, there was no bias or corruption involved because they were just fucking;

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“But when she worked in my office, she was not my partner. When she worked in Matt Canavan’s office, she was not my partner, and Damian Drum (who also employed Ms Campion) was not a minister.
Now that she is pregnant and barefoot, out of the office, no longer paid and enriched at taxpayer expense, yes she is his "partner."

like all the religious Joyce has a problem with definitions, and apparently a word can be defined as whatever suits his situation at the time, so like faith, "partner" is fungible.

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“I think it is vitally important in how we differentiate between the public and the private.”
So in private she was his partner because he was boning her like a buck roo in a mob of does, but in public she wasn't his partner because....well....because he wouldn't have been able to give here a high paying job at taxpayers expense.


I think that covers it, and really I would have left this alone, but the man is an absolute fucking unethical...politician, apologies to politicians who aren't unethical, they must be embarrassed to be associated with this man. He should man up, as if that's ever going to happen, say yes he was wrong to do that, pay the money back and walk away, that way he might manage to at least salvage some respect from the Australian public!


http://www.news.com.au/national/poli...419fb03d511d93


Yes I know I said we should leave it alone, all I can say is, he is making it absolutely fucking impossible, he should just shut the fuck up about it and I might be able to have it in me to ignore him for the rest time!
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Centrelink says you're a couple if you're coupling.

Not my partner, indeed.
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The BL prize for the most cutting Australian OP of the day goes to *drum roll* John Birmingham -

The hypocrisy of Barnaby Joyce is stunning

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It’s a helluva risky business writing a column about Barnaby Joyce at the moment. Not because he’s doomed and you might find him rolled out of office like a dangerously bulging tin of deeply dodgy potted meat before you can get the piece to your editor. He’s doomed, but it’s a slow motion train wreck. He’ll probably last until the weekend.

No, it’s risky because just when you think you’ve got this thing nailed down, it gets worse.

It started out as gossip of a purely personal nature. Joyce, now and forever to be known as The Beetrooter thanks to some cruel and magnificent bastard on Twitter, was rumoured to be cheating on his wife. Given his willingness to not just cast aspersions on other people’s private lives, but to punitively legislate against them, that was enough for a lot of punters to call him out on social media. But it wasn’t enough for the Press Gallery in the real media, and they’ve been throwing themselves an awesome pity party ever since.

For all of the high-minded journalistic waffle about private lives being private (unless, you know, somebody like Joyce decides to pass laws about them) and the need to verify rumours before writing news, it turned out there was plenty of crunchy and nutritious news value to be had in the Beetrooter’s shenanigans.

This bloke wasn’t merely sipping from the hypocrite drip because he put himself about as a staunch defender of family values while betraying and humiliating his family. He was an even bigger hypocrite, because having banged the drum about welfare cheats and bludgers, he’d lined up a series of cushy and very well paid jobs for his girlfriend. Plus they were living rent-free in a townhouse provided by a millionaire businessman, and renovated by the federal government to meet upgraded security standards.

You’d think this would be enough to finish the bloke off, especially since while he was enjoying his rent free love shack he was lecturing the rest of the country about why they should be ashamed of themselves for wanting to live in Sydney when he was happy to live in Armidale, because it was cheaper.

Much, much cheaper as it turns out. Who would have thought the solution to the housing affordability crisis was for millionaire property owners to let us live at their place for free. (Answer: socialists, communists, deluded idiots of that sort, I suppose).

But even that egregious and head spinning instance of grotesque hypocrisy is not the rancid cherry on top of the shit sundae of this story.

No, that would be Malcolm Turnbull insisting yesterday that there was nothing wrong with giving the Beetrooter’s pregnant office lover a high paying job when things got awkward, and then finding another, sweet, cushy gig when the second one fell through because, get this… she wasn’t actually his partner.

She was pregnant, and they were living together. But she wasn’t his partner because…

Shrugs.

Crickets.

Tumbleweeds.

Allow me to assist you, Prime Minister. She wasn’t his partner because shuffling her from one ministerial staff job to another might be a breach of the rules.

She wasn’t his partner because an ever-growing number of government ministers would be implicated in that possible breach.

She wasn’t his partner because that would make it very difficult, not just for the Beetrooter to hold onto his job, but for you too, Prime Minister.

And while all this is going on?

Thousands and thousands of innocent, law-abiding punters are being swept up by the very same government’s robo-debt programs and threatened with criminal sanction if they don’t pay back money they never owed in the first place.

It’s not often you get to see the raw, naked ugliness of the power imbalance between the masters and their serfs, but it’s out there for everyone to see this week.

I just hesitate to file this column because I wonder what’s coming next.
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I am not sure if this was posted, its from another forum
"Barnaby Joyce's other betrayal"
http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news...09-h0vurf.html
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