Joyce’s ‘avalanche of allegations’

NATIONALS were warned to expect an “avalanche of allegations” against Barnaby Joyce ahead of his resignation, with MPs told that 10 women had complained about the former Deputy Prime Minister’s behaviour.

The complaints ranged from inappropriate behaviour to more serious allegations, according to documents obtained by Fairfax Media.

The warning from WA Nationals leader Terry Redman prompted some MPs to consider asking for an inquiry — until Mr Joyce was forced to resign when Catherine Marriott’s complaint emerged just days later.

Ms Marriott said yesterday she was “disappointed” the investigation into her complaint, which Mr Joyce denies, was being used for political advantage. She said she had asked the WA Nationals for advice before going to the federal party with a confidential complaint, which was then leaked to the media.

“I am disappointed if my complaint along with my efforts to have this confidentially investigated are being used for political advantage and my in…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/nationals-expected-avalanche-of-allegations-against-barnaby-joyce-reveals-internal-report/news-story/b856b8ba710bdec02bbbb462c6449e03

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