Charles Woolley's column about Barnaby Joyce amounts to a whitewash. Most of the media focus has been on his private life and Woolley says, fairly, they need to get over it.
But to say "He not a mass murderer, a terrorist … or even a crooked politician” is quite a stretch and amounts to a Joyce public relations manoeuvre.
So, we can construe Woolley is OK with two taxpayer-funded jobs created out of thin air for Vicki Campion?
Woolley is OK with the taxpayers millions spent on a ‘security upgrade’ of Joyce’s mate’s place in Armidale that he was staying in rent free?
Woolley is OK with Joyce’s water buybacks at twice the market rate as Agriculture Minister?
I agree, it’s time to lay off his private life and time to take a good hard look at his conduct as minister, and hold him accountable.