Tamworth Edition Of Q&A Postponed After Barnaby Joyce And Tony Windsor Punch On In Car Park

"I'm pretty sure Barnaby was concussed at some point,"

Tamworth Edition Of Q&A Postponed After Barnaby Joyce And Tony Windsor Punch On In Car Park

6 June, 2015. 18:34

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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and his sworn personal and political rival, Tony Windsor have spent the last 45 minutes ‘stinking on’ in the Tamworth Town Hall car park, it has been confirmed.

This breaking news comes via ABC North-West NSW, who were the first to clarify that tonight’s New England edition of Q&A has been pushed back by half an hour due to the unruly behaviour of both Federal candidates.

It is believed that ABC producers had spent the day attempting to organise two separate entrances for both Joyce and Windsor, however a last minute communication breakdown meant that both the Deputy Prime Minister and the independent candidate’s respective Landcruisers arrived simultaneously.

Earliest signs of unrest came in the shape of taunting from the Windsor camp, with the 65-year-old former Member for New England shouting from the passenger seat of his campaign car.

“Barnabbyyy… Come out to play-eh-ay!” was heard, before an array of car horns and doors slamming.

The Minister for Agriculture was then seen opening the boot of his Toyota, before opting against picking up the tyre iron underneath his daughter’s netball sportsbag.

“You wanna go, old man?” Mr Joyce was heard shouting before Windsor responded with “I’ve been waiting three years young fulla!” – the two were then seen sprinting towards each other before wrestling to the ground upon impact.

This is not the first time the two political rivals have expressed their personal dislike for one another, and as Joyce insisted while being ushered back into his car, it “won’t be the last of it”.

After the physical altercation, which lasted the better part of an hour, both men were seen puffing heavily while being dragged to opposite ends of the Town Hall car park by campaign directors. Mr Joyce has been admitted to Tamworth base hospital with several knuckle fractures, while Windsor is being treated for teeth lacerations to the right elbow in his hometown of Werris Creek.

ABC producers have confirmed that after the initial confrontation, both men agreed to ‘play nice’ and were willing to go ahead with tonight’s original broadcast timeline – until a second melee resulted in Q&A host, Tony Jones, being caught in the cross-fire of a local policemen’s capsicum spray.

According to Tony Jones, “Windsor had the scariest look in his eyes” and Mr Joyce’s skin turned a “dark shade of red”.

“Amongst the 45 minute stream of expletives, there was a lot of talk about Shenhua mine. There also seemed to be a recurring theme of religious tension between the Anglican Tony Windsor and his poorer, Catholic rival,” said Jones.

“They kept promising to behave themselves but the moment anyone turned their backs they were straight back into it,”

“I’m pretty sure Barnaby was concussed at some point,”

The time and location of a rematch has not yet been announced, but both camps say they would prefer that the public broadcaster was not present when it takes place.


71 Responses to "Tamworth Edition Of Q&A Postponed After Barnaby Joyce And Tony Windsor Punch On In Car Park"

  1. Leeanne Williams   June 6, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t know a lot of politician’s in person, but i do know Barnaby and he is from a small community in the bush, so i do have faith in him as do a lot of us, so i can’t say to him pull your head in, as a lot of us would have done the same as him, in that position. Don’t fault him on this it is a tough world and we all live in it.

    • Colleen Fuller   June 7, 2016 at 3:47 pm

      Leeanne Williams sorry to say this but are you death, dumb, blind and not living on this planet. Barnaby has bought mass load of property right where Santos CSG Fracker has just been granted leases to Continue poisioning NSW water, land and air. Big Time Corruption and you stick up for him

      • Andrew Nowland   June 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm

        That’s not exactly correct Colleen.

      • IS   June 9, 2016 at 10:39 am


      • Andrew   June 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm

        Of course he has Colleen. So how much did Windsor get from the mining company for his land colleen, you know those terrible mining companies that he wants to stop buying land (unless its his land of course)

  2. Jennifer Slatter   June 6, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Grow up with your shit journalism.

  3. G McDougall   June 7, 2016 at 1:28 am

    A Deputy PM in a punch up?????? That’s a first, and hopeful the last. Do we need him?

  4. StephenQuintano   June 7, 2016 at 4:36 am

    Well there u go,just when I said pollies have no balls,these two prove me wrong,good stuff,was Barnaby pissed again

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  6. M   June 7, 2016 at 8:45 am

    If this is the kind of people we have in parliament, we need a change ASAP!
    Not a good example!
    All our current MP’s should be sacked, and replaced with volunteers, who actually care about Australia and the public!
    All the public can see, with the current lot of MP’s, is the fact they only care about what goes into their pockets! And nothing for the public!

    • Mim   June 7, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      M I am with you! This is a disgraceful response by two grown men! Unfortunately, it is symbolic of just how much our two party system has degraded with career politicians.My view is that we need to sack the lot and replace them with genuine people who care. Any politician that has proven their worth to the community could be reappointed as individuals, not party members. Volunteers would do a good job! No more parties, no more factions, no more rigged pres-elections and no more donations as bribery.

  7. PJ   June 7, 2016 at 9:18 am

    It just shows you how hard Tony Windsor will fight for the Bush!

  8. P Hardinge   June 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Tony Windsor is a straight shooter. Wonder why Barnaby bought all that land. I am sure he will sell it at a healthy profit.

    • Andrew   June 10, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      You don’t normally buy land so you can sell it at a loss.

  9. Ali   June 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    gee they musta made up or war make up ! yes puns untended .

    • Ali   June 7, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      ooops *intended – must be wearing my Freudian slip…

  10. K   June 7, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    If this story is true, Barnaby Joyce is an embarrassment and not fit to be the Deputy PM of Australia. He should resign before his party has to push him. So not fit for office.

  11. Carmel Metcalf   June 7, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I hope they are prepared to fight the unfurling Islamic invasion of our country with as much conviction and effort. already Australia allows Sharia Law to hold a position on certain family court matters. Mr Turnbull has added a sneaky clause into the budget allowing Arab money to enter Australia to buy public infrastructure and get a big taxation deduction on profits. Already Sharia banking is established in Australia for followers of Islam. People need to research Islam,Sharia Law, Halal, read the Quran as it shows the goal of Islam is Total World Domination, already happening in our country.

  12. Macton   June 7, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Lol….“Barnabbyyy… Come out to play-eh-ay!” “Barnabbyyy… Come out to play-eh-ay!” “Barnabbyyy… Come out to play-eh-ay!” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwwY9y6O3hw

  13. Norm   June 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Bull shit Windsor is ahipocrite traitor

  14. Joanne   June 7, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    OMG are these men or little boy’s wanting the same toy GROW UP both of you and now they want us to vote

  15. TONY   June 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm


  16. Peter Cochran   June 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Thank the Lord Christians still have the balls to fight ! They are going to need them !

  17. Chris   June 7, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Windsor not bitter with Nationals!
    Put Australia $300 billion in debt because of it & not finished yet

  18. Ric Glass   June 7, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Windsor’s last 10 seconds of fame ! Desperate loser being forced into retirement by a smarter, younger healthier man. If I were Baranaby I would have just ignored the old bastard. But he got sucked in ! Omg shame shame shame. Obviously Windsor intended to do this to the Deputy PM, I hope it never gets coverage.

  19. IS   June 7, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    This is absolute bullshit. Do not publish stories unless you have actual proof. Tony Windsor is a 65 year old man and is not one to be getting into punch-ups. Plus, these are politicians, not school-boys. Check your facts before you lie to the public! 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  20. John D   June 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Pissed?????? Be the only time any of “em would show any guts

  21. Stevev Michell   June 7, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I would have paid to see Barnaby put on his but.

    • Andrew   June 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm

      Not a chance in hell that Windsor would do that, the cat wouldn’t get a punch in

  22. Robert Cole   June 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Thats the sort of SHIT they talked about on Q&A. Instead of working for good outcomes for the people of Australia they fight over who made the f-ck up. Well I think we should have our say at the polling booth. You agree?????

  23. Anne Clarke   June 7, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Is the date of this article correct? 2015.? Or is it incorrect journalism. Was it a good makeup job? I didn’t see any black eye last night.

  24. Willie   June 7, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I do not mind two grownups settling their grievances in any way they see fit. But I do expect people in such high positions to be grownup enough to behave themselves in public. How these two are behaving I think is disgraceful and the voters should take note of this behaviour and decide if that is really the types of person you want in that position.

  25. Jo SMITH   June 7, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    The reporting is disgraceful, Barnabys bruise is from a charity rugby match played months ago & the tyre iron is a discusting low blow…

  26. Alan Jamesd   June 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Was windsor upset – Maybe barnaby pointed out the wind farm that wwindsor had built right on his boundary next to a neighbours property ?? In any case Windsor prostituted himself to that whore Gillard and now tries to paint himself as a saint. Fuck off Windsor = an opportunit and Labor whore.

  27. Pam   June 7, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    How could you tell if he was conccussed, he acts like he is all the time. Crazy as a loon. Lol

  28. Iam done   June 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Make up bullshit, put it on social media and the sheeple muppet public will believe it .. And you wonder why the country is in the place it is .. FMD the believers deserve what they get

  29. katy Armstrong   June 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Seriously..dont this speak for itself
    Wake up Australia..

  30. allan   June 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    pity Barnaby didn’t knock Windsor out he is a snake in the grass

  31. Gilly47   June 7, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    The BOYS have balls!!!

  32. Gilly47   June 7, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Lets see the Bull and Shorty perform!!

  33. Coz   June 7, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    No problems with robust political discussions getting a bit physical but no squirrel grips please.

  34. Fred   June 7, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Well as expected from politicians , anyone lashing out at the journalists your kidding me right ? Why would you attack at form of media which keeps us ( the voters who put these tardbuckets in the positions of power) informed? Good job on causing Joyce to be concussed its the least he deserves for what he did to the detention centres and trying to to keep it quiet before becoming deputy pm although I do find it astounding anyone would allow such an uncaring ratbag to remain in a seat of power

  35. Bel   June 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Ummm, has anyone realised that the 2 guys on the ground look nothing like Joyce or Windsor? Plus, growing up in Tamworth & still going there regularly, that setting is certainly not the car park of the town hall. This story seems more like a big gee up than reality.

  36. Wendy Pritchard   June 7, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    This is an issue that is a concern to myself. Did they jump to the head of the waiting cue at the respective hospitals. I certainly hope they didn’t.

  37. Oranges and Lemons   June 7, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    Chuckles . . . Thanks Beetroot Avocado!
    P.S. Is Beetoota a typo descriptive of Barnaby in full flight?

  38. Irene   June 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    What a bucket full of crap … this is how … lies start … grow up

  39. JJ Goyn   June 8, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Tony (the Bull) Windsor


    Baranaby (Canvas Back) Joyce

    Round 1 Round 2 Round 3

    Bull 78 96 98

    Back 75 80 95

    Further rounds to be negotiated.

  40. b hart   June 8, 2016 at 7:11 am

    Seems very petty if they let emotions get in the way of intelligence then we don’t have a lot to go on. Grow up boys you are no longer in High School

  41. Ben   June 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Politics is finally worth following – nothing better than a punch on to get the punters excited!

  42. Shelley Richardson   June 8, 2016 at 10:18 am

    OMG is this for real! I bet they get off with a slap on the wrist, now if it was a sportsman, they would hung out to dry. Shame on them both.

  43. Jagger from Darwin   June 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Punching Tony Windsor in the head has been a dream of mine for many, many years.

    • Kreg   June 9, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Me too Jagger, I’m getting wood just thinking about it.

  44. Carol M   June 8, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I think it’s disgusting that two grown men in high profile positions go to these degrading lengths in public ,they should be given their marching orders ,we don’t need this sort of crap running the country GROW UP GUYS

  45. Kev from the Riverland   June 8, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    I’m with you Ben it’s about time someone did it for us and good on him I say well done Barnaby 👍🏻

  46. Benjamin   June 8, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Go Tony Windsor. Joyce is selling out the bush to the mining industry. Anybody who supports Joyce obviously has no idea of the real politics of this country.

  47. Max   June 8, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Anyone that believes this actually happened is a total dick

  48. The Hobbit   June 8, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Kick both these cock wombles out of parliament. They are a poor representation for parliament house and the Australian Public. Remember one punch kills.

  49. Evie   June 8, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Pirates behave better than that lol!

  50. Steve   June 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Show me the video !

  51. D Gifford   June 8, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    What a load of shit, it didn’t even happen….. I happen to live in Tamworth, why has this shit been said

  52. mark antcliff   June 9, 2016 at 2:47 am

    True or not these tossmonkeys do not deserve to be in politics. Not one in power (left, right nd center) deserves the money or privilege. Meant to be there for us not there own pathetic and devious schemes. Will not give any of the twats my vote. Sick of ozzy politics nd the wankers involved

  53. ian storrie   June 9, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    That’s neither Joyce or Windsor on the ground, so this is a beat up!
    Don’t forget that when Windsor sold out to the Werris Creek mine, I was led to believe that he then bought a big parcel of land in the Pilliga, right where they are doing the CSG exploration bit!
    He won’t be getting my vote!

  54. innocent bystander   June 9, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I am totally bloody outraged!!

    Not about Barnaby and Tony, just….you know….generally.

  55. Luke   June 9, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Disgraceful!! appalling!!
    Soccer mums at it again.
    shut up pussys, any man who will get into a good old fashioned punch on has my respect..
    Shows a little bit of heart, something needed in politics.

  56. Robyn   June 10, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Teeth marks to Windsor’s elbow.
    What are they, 12? .

  57. Andrew   June 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    FM, you losers commenting actually believe this rubbish, its BS folks. Barnaby would have finished it with one punch against that girly man anyway.

  58. John   June 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I think the constructors award goes to Tony ” ya give me the shits know it all” Jones and the Q and A team for manufacturing this event. Have a look at what happened back in May on Q and A with that fraud re the tax cut issue. Windsor is all for himself and shock horror look who he is teaming back up with, can you believe it Rob Oakshot. OMG.

  59. R.Eastwood   June 11, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Did anyone check the date? When did Barnaby become Deputy Prime Minister again?

  60. roy johnson   June 20, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    tony we are with you 100% on youe campaign

  61. roy stanley johnson   June 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    way to go tony really wanted to give him a black eye myself

  62. Joe Hockey   October 24, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    This is outrageous!


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