Satirical newspaper/cheeky bastards The Betoota Advocate recently got wind of the fact that member for New England Barnaby Joyce was in good stead to become our country's next deputy Prime Minister and leader of the National Party, taking the opportunity to issue a list of "serious demands" he meet before The Betoota Advocate can fully back him.
Among these requests: "You MUST sign off on the proposed 200-foot statue of Bernard Fanning on the Kangaroo Point cliffs", "You MUST remove Dutton's mobile phone privileges and tell Julia to stop death-staring at people in airports" and "You MUST be able to drink an entire schooner glass of XXXX Bitter faster than Tony Abbott put away a pot of Pure Blonde".
And within a day, Joyce has hit back with a response.
He writes, "I am practising on the beer thing and who told you about the occasional gasper?" as well as offering that Powderfinger craft Australia's next national anthem — "Powderfinger should reform and write the next national anthem."
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Check out The Betoota Advocate's full list of demands below, followed by Barnaby Joyce's response.