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Former Water Minister @Barnaby_Joyce is with @PatsKarvelas right now on water buybacks

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#rndrive #auspol #AUSVote2019 #watergate (AAP)
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas Why was $80 million of taxpayer money given to a company domiciled in an offshore tax haven?

"Because that's what the price was ... I am at arms length, I do not negotiate the price" says @Barnaby_Joyce #rndrive
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "I do not negotiate the price, I do not negotiate the vendor" insists @Barnaby_Joyce #rndrive #auspol

"Let's just calm down, and answer the question" says @PatsKarvelas
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "These were the people who were offering water to us to buy, Patricia"

@Barnaby_Joyce is with @PatsKarvelas now on water buybacks #watergate #auspol
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas Did you try and find out where the money would go? asks @PatsKarvelas

"The Labor Party bought water off the same people ... I do not second guess what competent people ... whether their right or wrong" @Barnaby_Joyce repeats #auspol #AusVotes2019 #watergate
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas .@PatsKarvelas asks @Barnaby_Joyce to stop talking over her "let's just do this respectfully"
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "Do you know who the people are who made the profits?" asks @PatsKarvelas

"I know now, Patricia. At the time, are you taking them to confessional, or do you want water? ... The Labor party bought water off these people, right?" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas Do you regret making the decision? Are you saying now you made the wrong decision?

"I'm saying we bought water off the same people as the Australian Labor Party" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas PK: Can you identify who the people who made the profits are?

BJ: That is not relevant

PK: It is relevant, it's actually key to the story

BJ: You ask whether they've got water to sell, you're not asking about what clothes they wear or who they're married to.
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas Should a Royal Commission be called? @PatsKarvelas asks

"I don't care if it does, whatever question they're going to ask me is a question the Labor Party is going to have to answer first" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "What I'm saying Patricia, is the Labor Party did it first" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas So you didn't ask any questions about why the price doubled?

"Of course I did, I always ask questions"

What were those questions, and what were the answers?

"That it was a fair price and it was the best negotiated" @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas .@PatsKarvelas: Isn't it your job as minister to ask questions?

@Barnaby_Joyce: "People who are vastly more competent than me determine a fair price"
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "I never knew Angus Taylor, I wouldn't've known him if he stood up in my cornflakes, before he came into Parliament" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "I believe firmly that there is absolutely nothing untoward about the actions of Mr Taylor" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas Do you think the unredacted documents should be released? @PatsKarvelas persists

"As a humble backbencher, I don't care ... I'm 100 per cent certain that I've done absolutely nothing but my job, and have nothing absolutely at all to hide"
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas Should they be released?

@Barnaby_Joyce: "All I can say is what I'm saying, I don't care if they are I have absolutely nothing to hide, this is an absolute load of horse poo"
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "Do you want the water or do you want a confession?" @Barnaby_Joyce asks @PatsKarvelas
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas With the benefit of hindsight should you have asked more targeted questions? @PatsKarvelas asks

"With the benefit of hindsight Patricia, I'd win every Melbourne Cup that I ever bet on" answers @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas "I did not make a mistake" says @Barnaby_Joyce
@Barnaby_Joyce @PatsKarvelas You can listen back to @PatsKarvelas interviewing @Barnaby_Joyce on water buy backs, here:…

#watergate #auspol #AusVotes2019 (Pic: AAP)
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