Deputy PM not distracted by Barnaby Joyce challenge talk


    The Deputy Prime Minister has responded to reports he could face a challenge for the Nationals leadership by Barnaby Joyce as early as Monday. ON SATURDAY, the ABC reported there was talk of a challenge, citing “some” Nationals as having told the broadcaster they were disappointed with the party’s direction under Mr. McCormack.

    Barnaby Joyce

    “I am focused as always on helping Australians to recover from the pandemic, rebuilding after the Victorian floods and the growth of regional Australia,” Mr. McCormack said in a statement emailed to NCA NewsWire. “If others within government think that they should be talking about themselves and their ambitions at this difficult and challenging time, then that’s a matter for them.


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