Politician’s Affair Puts Spotlight on Australia’s Crony Culture

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www.nytimes.com—Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is fighting for his political life amid accusations that he abused his position to cultivate an extramarital affair.

Australia’s top leaders rip into each other over inner-office affair. CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister and his deputy have criticized each other in an open and hostile rift over politically damaging revelations that the deputy is expecting a baby with a former press secretary. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday accused Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce of making a “shocking error of judgment” by...