Essential Report

Concerns about Barnaby Joyce affair

Feb 27, 2018

Q. How concerning are the following issues regarding the Barnaby Joyce affair?

  A major concern A moderate concern Not much of a concern Not sure
Alleged excessive use of travel entitlements by Joyce to be with Ms Campion 60% 22% 10% 8%
Potential misuse of Ministerial office in finding the staff member work in others office without due process 50% 29% 12% 9%
Free accommodation being provided to Joyce and Ms Campion in Armidale by a wealthy local businessman 45% 22% 24% 8%
He failed to declare the relationship to the PM who oversees the Ministerial Code of Conduct 36% 32% 23% 9%
He had a relationship with his staff member 23% 29% 40% 8%

 

  Total major concern   Vote Labor Vote LNP Vote Greens Vote other
Alleged excessive use of travel entitlements by Joyce to be with Ms Campion 60% 61% 53% 75% 71%
Potential misuse of Ministerial office in finding the staff member work in others office without due process 50% 53% 44% 59% 57%
Free accommodation being provided to Joyce and Ms Campion in Armidale by a wealthy local businessman 45% 51% 36% 55% 54%
He failed to declare the relationship to the PM who oversees the Ministerial Code of Conduct 36% 36% 35% 47% 40%
He had a relationship with his staff member 23% 26% 20% 29% 27%

 

 

The main concerns about the Barnaby Joyce affair were alleged misuse of travel entitlements (60%), potential misuse of Ministerial office (50%) and the free accommodation being provided by a local businessman (45%).

Only 23% think that his relationship with his staff member is a major concern.

Liberal National voters tended to be less concerned about each aspect of this affair.

67% of women thought the alleged excessive use of travel entitlements was a major concern compared to 54% of men.

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