Travel claims all OK: Joyce
BARNABY Joyce has defended his use of taxpayer funded travel expenses to stay in Canberra for almost two months while parliament wasn’t sitting, saying he was “minister for everything” at the time. The former deputy prime minister was on Thursday cleared of misusing his expenses to spend time with his adviser-turned-partner Vikki Campion. Mr Joyce claimed at least $16,000 in refunds for 58 days he spent in Canberra in 2017 when parliament wasn’t even sitting. Mr Joyce told the Seven Network yesterday “I was just about minister for everything at one stage”.