Member for Mallee Andrew Broad speaks on Barnaby Joyce saga

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad in Parliament House in Canberra in December. Picture: DOMINIC LORRIMER
Member for Mallee Andrew Broad in Parliament House in Canberra in December. Picture: DOMINIC LORRIMER

MEMBER for Mallee Andrew Broad has given his take on the Barnaby Joyce saga.

Mr Joyce’s affair with a former staffer was exposed about two weeks ago, and he has since rebuffed calls to step down as Deputy Prime Minister, and as leader of The Nationals.

This week, Mr Joyce and his new partner Vikki Campion appealed to the public to move on from the story that has dominated headlines.

Mr Broad said he always tried to get the best outcome for the people he represented. 

“In doing that, it serves them best if I don't give commentary on other people's private lives,” he said.

“In regards to the leadership of the National Party, those things are always discussed in the party room.

“What a lot of MPs have been doing this week is going out and talking to people in their community, and then they'll bring that feedback back.

“And you know what the feedback is? Just get on with the job. Just get on with the job of delivering schools, roads, hospitals, mobile phone towers.

“Shut up Canberra press gallery, and get on with the job.

“I think that's what people want us to do.”

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