Menu
News

Briggs backs Barnaby's use of our funds to watch rugby

Barnaby Joyce
Barnaby Joyce

RISING Coalition frontbencher Jamie Briggs has defended Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce's use of taxpayer funds to attend rugby matches.

Fairfax media reported on Wednesday Mr Joyce had used more than $4500 of his parliamentary entitlements to attend NRL finals and the 2012 State of Origin.

On Sky News on Wednesday, Mr Briggs backed Mr Joyce's statements that the funds were used in an official capacity, with politics being discussed during the matches.

While he wouldn't go into detail, he said it was clear the use of the funds was above board, and he expected more from Finance Minister Matthias Cormann in coming weeks.

Senator Cormann earlier this week intimated he may be considering changes to the entitlements scheme in the wake of continued revelations, but would not pin down what the changes might be.

Topics:  barnaby joyce



Cannabis plants found during search for Rocky prison escapee

FILE IMAGE

Police had attended a Wood St home looking for Jermaine Anderson.

Wet week: Days of rain expected to hit parts of CQ

Weather outlook for the five days in Central Queensland.

CLOUDS expected to roll in tomorrow and stay all week

National school walkout planned to protest gun violence

Enough: National School Walkout, March 14

The event is being organised by the people behind the Women's March

Local Partners