Wednesday, 8 March 2017
Nationals MP for New England Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority relocation is an embarrassing mess
The Canberra Times, 1 March 2017:
It was also revealed on Tuesday at a Senate Estimates hearing that the Authority is now having to look overseas for regulatory scientists and a new office block will have to be built in the northern NSW town to accommodate the agency with none of the town's existing buildings suitable.
So much for blatantly trying to buy your re-election, by relocating a Canberra government department into your own electorate without proper planning or consultation .