'I don't take advice from people in Canberra': Joyce defies calls to take time off

Karen Barlow
Jonathan Hawes
Updated February 16 2024 - 6:01pm, first published 1:10pm

Barnaby Joyce has denied he has a drinking problem and is defying calls from Nationals leader David Littleproud to take time off in the wake of being filmed lying on a Canberra footpath late at night swearing into his phone.

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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 karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

Jonathan Hawes

Jonathan Hawes

Journalist

Originally from Austin, TX. "I wasn't born in Tamworth but I got here as soon as I could!" Jonathan covers a little bit of everything, but his main priorities are Tamworth Regional Council, Business, and Property. Send story tips to Jonathan via jonathan.hawes@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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