Labor calls for PM to sack Joyce

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Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus has called on Malcolm Turnbull to “immediately sack” Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce over his seeking, and acceptance, of a gift of a rent-free apartment.

Mr Joyce is living with his pregnant girlfriend and former staffer Vikki Campion in the Armidale property provided to him by multi-millionaire friend Greg Maguire. It was declared on his interests register without specifically naming the businessman.

“(The House) … calls on the prime minister to immediately sack the deputy prime minister for clearly breaching the prime minister’s statement of ministerial standards,” Mr Dreyfus said, reading the motion on Thursday.

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