Joyce's silence is golden in China

Prime Minister Tony Abbott will have to rein in his junior Coalition partner to clinch an all-important FTA agreement with the country's most important trading partner.

Tony Abbott’s sudden change of heart over Chinese state-owned enterprises last week in Shanghai has members of the opposition asking one question — where, in all of this, is Barnaby Joyce?

“If we had put this deal up in government and he had had all those constituencies upset, where's Barnaby Joyce representing their interests?” Labor’s Ed Husic said on the ABC’s Lateline on Friday.

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