CANBERRA (Boscutti Report) — Treasurer Scott Morrison has been called on to assure voters after a fallout between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister and National Party Leader Barnaby Joyce following Mr Joyce’s affair with a senior staffer.
‘The issue is about standards,’ he said.
‘This is about having sex with one of your staff when you’re a person of power and influence as a minister.’
Mr Morrison said the solution was to move ministerial staffers from paid employment to independent contracts.
‘As independent contractors they have no rights or benefits whatsoever,’ he said.
‘So you can fuck them any way you like.’