Barnaby Joyce’s decision to accept money – reportedly $150,000 – from Channel Seven in return for giving an interview about his relationship with his former staffer Vikki Campion, calls into question his fitness for public office.
- Denis Muller
- The Conversation
It betrays a complete lack of understanding of the convention that in democratic political systems, public officials are accountable through the media to the people.
It is not a marketable commodity.
To treat it as such is a…