Great place to call home: Deputy PM says government workers would love living in Sunraysia

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce outside The Setts this week, soaking up the country lifestyle.  Picture: 	Louise Donges

Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce outside The Setts this week, soaking up the country lifestyle. Picture: Louise Donges

DEPUTY Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce says public servants should “leave their conceits in the Blue Mountains” and embrace the move to regional centres like Mildura.

In Sunraysia for yesterday’s Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council, Mr Joyce reiterated his support for Commonwealth agencies to be shifted out of Canberra into the regions.

A Senate inquiry into the cost-benefits of relocating agencies from the national capital received more than 1000 submissions, including one from Mildura Rural City Council calling for the Murray-Darling Basin Authority to move to the rivers’ junction­ at Wentworth.

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