Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby grew up on a property at Danglemah, in the hills behind Tamworth. He was one of six children and, even at primary school, stated that he would one day get into politics.

After leaving school Barnaby gained a degree in commerce, majoring in accountancy. Concentrating on developing this field of knowledge he worked for eight years between tax in a chartered accountancy firm, cost in a large multinational and finance in a bank. Whilst doing this he also attained his CPA before opening his own accountancy practice from an old shop front in St George, Queensland.

He entered the Senate as a Nationals representative for Queensland after the 2004 election.

Barnaby is married to Natalie and has four daughters.

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An unaffordable tax beyond all regional doubt

An unaffordable tax beyond all regional doubt

14 Oct 11 When I think of regional Australia, I think of long drives, lots of wildlife and lights in the sky not…... Read more

Let’s take a closer look at our spiralling national debt…

Let’s take a closer look at our spiralling national debt…

13 May 11 Let us first consider what Wayne Maxwell Swan said on the 10th of March 2009. He stated that “the emerging…... Read more

Labor still looks at the regions through metro eyes

Labor still looks at the regions through metro eyes

30 Sep 10 Labor has lost its majority but it would like us to believe that it has found regional Australia. Well, at…... Read more

The mining tax: Treasury’s own love formula

The mining tax: Treasury’s own love formula

07 Jun 10 Every now and then, a select group from the economic illuminati retire to their monastic study and devise a splendid…... Read more

‘Til debt do tear us apart

‘Til debt do tear us apart

10 May 10 Well, I hope you all feel comfortable that you now owe $140 billion. If you take our population as approximately…... Read more

The debt elephant in the operating room

The debt elephant in the operating room

24 Mar 10 The old fashioned, but I think correct view, of spending public money is to approach it as no different from…... Read more

Freak show? At least Barnaby didn’t blow the budget

Freak show? At least Barnaby didn’t blow the budget

06 Feb 10 Well what can I say about the first parliamentary week as shadow finance minister? Tony wanted a speech and I…... Read more

Why I am still voting no to this ridiculous CPRS

Why I am still voting no to this ridiculous CPRS

19 Nov 09 The introduction of the CPRS Bill or the ETS, whichever you choose to call it, is a mechanism where the…... Read more

If you think I’m crazy, have a look at the ETS

If you think I’m crazy, have a look at the ETS

19 Oct 09 Note: ABC Breakfast host Virginia Trioli made this “you’re crazy” hand twirling gesture after interviewing Senator Barnaby Joyce on the…... Read more

How many plasma TVs does one country really need?

How many plasma TVs does one country really need?

23 Sep 09 There may be discussions that the financial crisis is over. This, I believe, is premature, because the fundamental aspects that…... Read more

People won’t cop a tax on food, so won’t buy the ETS

People won’t cop a tax on food, so won’t buy the ETS

28 Aug 09 We are in a very interesting time in politics where malleable positions are starting to solidify. The position on the…... Read more

The real price of economic prosperity might be freedom

27 Jul 09 The world is entering a new dynamic which is merely a repetition of the recasting of the political, social and…... Read more

Only winners from an ETS will be cashed-up traders

24 Jun 09 Well I suppose there are so many things one could talk about this week but if we didn’t talk about…... Read more

The world according to Barnaby Joyce

05 Jun 09 This first piece should inspire the question about the political basics. What is it that differentiates the political parties? Or…... Read more

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