Opinion

Public Sector Informant: Barnaby Joyce's return shows boys' club still prevails

By Blair Williams
Updated July 19 2021 - 1:46am, first published 2:00pm
Barnaby Joyce speaks to journalists after his reinstatement as Nationals leader. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

After three years on the backbench, Barnaby Joyce has returned to the role of Nationals leader and Australia's deputy prime minister after defeating former leader Michael McCormack in a party room ballot. Mr Joyce's desire to return to leadership is not a secret as he has previously mounted unsuccessful challenges, and rumours had been building for weeks that he would make another move. His resurrection, however, has sparked anger among women around Australia.

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