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The Deputy Prime Minister has arrived back in Canberra this afternoon with his local family solicitor to fight for his job in the High Court this week, The Advocate can reveal.

Barnaby Joyce and his Tamworth-based lawyer, Gilroy Rhode, of Rhode & Sons Legal Tamworth, paid a visit to The High Court of Australia this afternoon to come up with a strategy that’d secure Mr Joyce’s job until the next election.

Speaking candidly to The Advocate today, Mr Joyce said that his lawyer thinks he’s in with a good shot at staving off a potential by-election later this year.

“Gil reckons I’ll shit it in,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.

“We’ve used his services for a number of years and so has the wider New England community. He’s not cheap but this isn’t your stock standard DUI charge, this is the High Court of Australia. But yeah, I’m not concerned about it,”

“The Prime Minister recommended I go with one of his silk mates, he even made the introductions. But at the end of the day, I’d rather have Gil with me because I trust him as he’s a polite country gentleman with a good handshake and a word you can trust,” said Joyce.

More to come.


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