Prime minister says Joyce has done his job as he announces a further $100m in drought funding
Scott Morrison has defended Barnaby Joyce’s performance as his drought envoy, saying he was not asked to “write a book”, but provide “candid feedback” and any criticism was from people caught up in “semantics”.
Morrison, who hopped off the plane from the United States following his official visit and on to another one to visit a drought-stricken Queensland community to announce a further $100m in drought funding, said Joyce had done his job and the issue had been “over-analysed”.
The PM was asked today what the most surprising part of his time in the US was and he answered by saying he is going to visit drought affected farmers In Australia ASAP. pic.twitter.com/l41DSt8YTZ