Shouting down Barnaby's debt dilemma

Labor has been increasing national debt against a shrinking economy and a low tax base, and while we may need to increase taxes, Barnaby Joyce is right – we should stop borrowing.

In the season final of the ABC's Q&A program last year, Barnaby Joyce and satirist Jonathan Biggins found themselves sitting uncomfortably close to one another.

Joyce upset Biggins by accusing him of trotting out "a generic lefty line" and Biggins got his own back by stirring considerable support in the audience by arguing against Joyce's view that the Gillard government is borrowing too much.



{{ twilioFailed ? 'SMS Code Failed to Send…' : 'An SMS verification code has been sent ...' }}

Hi {{ user.FirstName }}

Looks like you have already taken a free trial

Please enter your payment details

We have sent you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

please enter this code below to complete your SMS verification

We cannot send you a code via SMS to {{user.DayPhone}}

If you didn't receive SMS code please

SMS code cannot be sent due to: {{ twilioStatus }}

Please select one of the options below:

Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Verify your mobile number to proceed...

Please check your mobile number below and press the Send Verification Code button. This will be used to complete your verification in the next step.

Please sign up for full access


Updating information

Please wait ...


{{ productPrice }} / day
( GST included )
Price $0
GST $0
Discount -{{productDiscount}}
TOTAL {{productPrice}}
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Please click on the ACTIVATE button to finalise your membership


The email address you entered is registered with InvestSMART.

Please login or select "Don't know password"

Please untick this box when using a public or shared device

Register as a new member

(using a different email)

Related Articles