The Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce.

Australia’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, is about to announce cabinet changes after an outraged colleague was promoted to deputy prime minister on Monday.

New deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce sarcastically described Mr Joyce as his ‘biggest supporter’ Anthony Albanese, his first backtracking as deputy prime minister since Michael McCormack was unseated the previous day, as the pair made their appearance in parliament on Tuesday.

Morrissey, who is in quarantine at The Lodge, the prime minister’s official residence in Canberra, following last week’s European trip, talked the matter up with Mr Joyce the night before about a new coalition programme outlining the Nationals “political demands.

Barnaby Joyce holds his baby during his swearing in

WA Nationals leader Mia Davies expressed frustration about the leadership change on Monday.

“I am this man’s biggest backer. I want you to be there for the long haul!”Barnaby Joyce

‘I am this man’s biggest backer. I want you to be there for the long haul!’, he said of Albanese.

It means more to Mr Albanese than anything.’

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce is an Australian politician. He is the current leader of the National Party and has served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from 22 June 2021, (wikipedia)

National Party of Australia

The National Party of Australia, also known as The Nationals or The Nats, is an Australian political party. Traditionally representing graziers, farmers, and rural voters generally, (wikipedia)

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Anthony Albanese

Australian politician serving as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labor Party since 2019. He has been the Member of Parliament for Grayndler since 1996 (wikipedia)

Scott Morrison

Scott John Morrison is an Australian politician who is the 30th and current Prime Minister of Australia. (wikipedia)

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull is a former Australian politician who was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia from 2015 to 2018. He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, (wikipedia)

Michael McCormack (Australian politician)

Michael Francis McCormack is an Australian politician who was leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from February 2018 to June 2021. (wikipedia)

Cabinet (government)

A cabinet is a body of high-ranking state officials, typically consisting of the executive branch’s top leaders. Members of a cabinet are usually called cabinet ministers or secretaries. (wikipedia)