Barnaby Joyce Is All For A Powderfinger Reunion, 200ft Bernard Fanning Statue Not So Much

9 January 2016 | 10:16 am | Staff Writer

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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.


An open letter to Barnaby Joyce Member for New England:Mr Joyce, it has come to our attention that you are within a...

Posted by The Betoota Advocate on Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Dear The Betoota AdvocateI am currently on leave but have taken time out to respond to your serious demands. • I...

Posted by Barnaby Joyce Member for New England on Thursday, 7 January 2016