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‘Finished’: Senator David Leyonhjelm says the end is in sight for Barnaby Joyce

Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm says he believes the end is in sight for Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.

In an extraordinary move yesterday, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull introduced a so-called “bonking ban” stopping ministers and staff from having relationships.

The spectacular public dressing down of Mr Joyce in parliament has angered some in the Nationals, Neil Mitchell said.

“He publicly attacked his own deputy,” he said.

“He told him to consider his future, he sent him on leave and then he introduced Barnaby’s law.

“Behind the scenes politics, it will make the Coalition very tense.”

Senator Leyonhjelm said he believed Mr Joyce was finished.

“Malcolm has dumped on him in public,” he said.

“He’s basically said there’s the door, Barnaby, go out. And the Nationals are saying that’s not your call.

“The reality is he will either hang on for another month or six months, either way, I think the end is in sight.”

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