Joyce throws down gauntlet to foes

Barnaby Joyce, the minister responsible for water resources,  has dared his opponents to challenge him over the Murray-Darling Basin controversy in parliament.

Barnaby Joyce, the minister responsible for water resources, has dared his opponents to challenge him over the Murray-Darling Basin controversy in parliament.

With accusations of water theft in the Murray-Darling Basin still swirling, Barnaby Joyce has dared the opposition to ask him about it in parliament.

Labor and the Greens have stepped up their call for a judicial inquiry into allegations of mismanagement and water theft first unveiled by a Four Corners investigation in August.

But Labor has been refusing to ask Mr Joyce questions in parliament until the High Court resolves his status after he was found to be a dual citizen.

Mr Joyce, the minister responsible for water resources, dismissed Labor’s motives.

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