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 Posted: Mar 8 2018, 12:15 PM
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WA Nationals leader Mia Davies denies Barnaby Joyce 'conspiracy' to bring down former leader
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The leader of the WA Nationals Party has denied suggestions she or her branch were involved in a conspiracy to bring down former deputy prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

The WA Nationals Party have launched an internal review of how allegations of misconduct by Mr Joyce levelled by a former WA Rural Woman of the Year, Catherine Marriott, became public.


Fairfax Media is also reporting former WA Nationals leader Terry Redman alerted WA state Nationals president James Hayward on February 17 that a further "flood of claims" were expected to be made by a group of regional women against Mr Joyce.

Mr Joyce has previously denied allegations of misconduct and described the suggestion of up to 10 potential complainants as "patently absurd", slamming the allegations as "spurious and defamatory".

Mr Joyce stepped down on February 23 as deputy prime minister and Nationals leader, after facing sustained pressure to quit following revelations of his affair with former staffer Vikki Campion, who is pregnant with his child.

WA Nationals Leader Mia Davies was one of the first party figures to say she had lost confidence in Mr Joyce's leadership.

Conspiracy theories 'ridiculous': Davies

However Ms Davies today told ABC Radio the idea she or her party members had tried to "concoct" a plan that would lead to Mr Joyce standing down was "ridiculous".


"The notion that there was any conspiracy or discussion or any premeditated discussion around trying to get her (Ms Marriott) to make that complaint, or for us to concoct something that would lead to Barnaby Joyce stepping down, is ridiculous," Ms Davies said.

"It's malicious, and it makes it all the more difficult for women like Catherine to come forward and have their complaints dealt with seriously."

Ms Davies said she and Mr Redman had received a complaint from Ms Marriot, and referred it to the federal Nationals president Larry Anthony.

When asked why she did not at that point refer the complaint to police, Ms Davies said it was the express wish of Ms Marriott that it was dealt with internally by the party.

However she declined to comment on whether she was aware of any other allegations by other women against the embattled former leader.

"This type of discussion in a public forum makes it very difficult for people to come forward," Ms Davies said.

"If you don't feel like your complaint is going to be taken seriously, if you don't feel like the organisation is going to respond appropriately, it does make it difficult and I don't want to be a part of a culture that makes that more challenging."

Mr Hayward in an interview on ABC Radio Perth declined to comment on whether Mr Redman made a call to inform him of the potential of future allegations.

However, he said he was not aware of any other specific complaints.

"I'm not aware of any other specific complaint, nothing's been raised with me and, again, if people have complaints they ought to raise them," Mr Hayward said.

"What is important is that we as a party make sure we have a process in place that is robust and fair and organised so that all of our people know how to deal with these things."

Asked if Mr Hayward continued to enjoy her support, Ms Davies avoided the question twice, choosing to stress that she had the full support of her colleagues and party.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-08/wa-nationals-leader-mia-davies-denies-barnaby-joyce-conspiracy/9526584

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Either Barney has been a very naughty boy or someone is out to destroy him.

I have no idea, but if all these "accusations" of sexual harassment are true, why are they only coming out now? And why weren't they made to the police so they could be investigated?

Now I don't know where the truth lies, but it does have a smell of sticking the boot into a man when he is down.

On the other hand if the accusations are true, then he deserves to have the boot sunk in. http://fairdinkumnewschat.b1.jcink.com/uploads/fairdinkumnewschat/smiley_don_t_know.gif

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 Posted: Mar 8 2018, 12:56 PM
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I know Mia personally, in my opinion she is not the sort to conspire, let alone use another woman to do it. I would be looking elsewhere for a blabbermouth who may be trying it on, in my opinion of course. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/mad.gif
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Thanks for putting the photo in Flin. I think your tip works so hopefully next time....... http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/biggrin.gif

You may well be right Alicia, I suspect that You would be a pretty good judge of character. Barney may well deserve what he has got, I have no idea. But to me this seems to have a bit of an off smell about it.

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Scepo, I too think there is an off smell about it too, but I don’t believe it would be Mia, must have been someone else who knew. Hmmmmm, let me think. Might be someone who wants Mia out of the leadership of the Nationals. http://fairdinkumnewschat.com/rolleyes.gif
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