Barnaby Joyce labels report of 10 complaints ‘patently absurd’

Barnaby Joyce buttons up his jacket ahead of a press conference in Armidale

The president of the West Australian Nationals Party was warned by a state politician there could be an “avalanche of allegations” relating to “10 complaints” against former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, ranging from “inappropriate behaviour” to “more serious allegations”.

Key points:
James Hayward, WA Nationals president, wrote about a conversation he had with MLA Terry Redman
In that conversation Mr Redman said there could be an “avalanche of allegations”
Barnaby Joyce has strenuously denied the only public allegation against him, from prominent WA woman Catherine Marriott
Details of the claim are included in an internal Nationals document obtained by the ABC.

When it was first published by Fairfax last night, Mr Joyce said the suggestion of 10 complaints was “patently absurd”.

via Barnaby Joyce labels report of 10 complaints ‘patently absurd’ – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)