Joyce takes aim at public service 'citadel' as jobs stay in Canberra

Karen Barlow
Dana Daniel
Updated April 19 2024 - 4:56pm, first published April 17 2024 - 10:29am

Former Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the federal government's decision not to move Australia's pesticides regulator back to Canberra from his electorate, where he controversially relocated it in 2019, but employ senior executives in the capital is "sneaky rubbish".

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on

Dana Daniel

Dana Daniel

Senior Political Reporter

Dana Daniel is Senior Political Reporter for The Canberra Times. She investigates and writes about federal politics and government from the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. Dana was previously a Federal Health Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age and has also been a Media Reporter at The Australian and Finance Editor at Contact her on

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