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Tony Abbott is now the prime minister’s Special Envoy for Indigenous Affairs, while Barnaby Joyce is Special Envoy for Drought Assistance and Recovery. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Could Section 44 exclude Tony Abbott and Barnaby Joyce from parliament?

While there is no evidence that Abbott and Joyce have accepted a salary for their special envoy roles, an offer of payment, if there was one, could cause them problems.
Joyce is out on the author’s circuit for his just-released book Weatherboard and Iron. Andy Tyndall/AAP

Politics podcast: Barnaby Joyce at his provocative best

Politics podcast: Barnaby Joyce at his provocative best.
Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he could cross the floor on the federal legislation associated with the National Energy Guarantee. “Of course I could,” he says.
The audit was started amid the public controversy over the affair between Joyce and Campion. Sunday Night Supplied/AAP

Audit found Vikki Campion was owed travel money

The audit also examined Joyce's claims between May 9 2016 and December 31 2017. It found all were within the rules.
At a news conference in Charleville Turnbull was as enthusiastic when asked if he would be happy for Joyce to run again. Lisa Alexander/AAP

Turnbull wants Joyce to have continuing ‘prominent role’ in public life

As the Joyce saga continued to suck political oxygen in the wake of Sunday's TV interview with Joyce and partner Vikki Campion, he rejected speculation that he might not contest his New England seat.
Joyce looked visibly under strain during the day and sources said he was not in a good head space. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Barnaby Joyce takes personal leave after horror day

Joyce sought leave from the Nationals whip, Michelle Landry, and he has been granted a parliamentary pair by Labor – which means the numbers in the House of Representatives will not be affected.

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