“James Bond” Nats dill quits government

Via Domain:

Assistant minister Andrew Broad has quit the frontbench in the wake of a sex scandal that could rock the Morrison government, amid claims he met a “sugar baby” in overseas hotels on a trip funded by taxpayers.

…The New Idea article claims Mr Broad connected with the woman through a dating website and they eventually met in Hong Kong.

“He told me he was in Hong Kong for a conference but he shouldn’t have been here at all,” the woman claimed. “He kept saying that he was very important and that when he left he was going to have to throw away his phone. He referred to himself as James Bond numerous times.”


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    • MYEFO was meant to be good news for the govt. Budget on track for surplus etc.

      Buried now. What timing.

  1. What teh fckin fck is wrong with these fckn knobgoblins?

    For fcks fckn sake I am fckn sick of it.

    “Mr McCormack said in a statement he had accepted Mr Broad’s resignation and thanked him for his service since his promotion to the frontbench in September.” Oh go and get fcked.

    “Mr Broad was the first Coalition MP to call for former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce to resign in February after details of an affair with staffer Vikki Campion became public.” O jeebus fkn c I cannot take any more of this fckin bulsht for fks fkn sake

    • The rage with voters is growing by the day.

      People hate the LNP in no small way, but they’re still pissed with the ALP as well for reasons they can no longer articulate. Not to mention there seems to be no effort whatsoever to understand the policy (or lack there of with respect to our government) and people are STILL spouting out the usual “But the LNP are better economic managers!”, “The LNP grows the surplus and the ALP spends it” and my personal favourite “Labor just looks after it’s union mates while the LNP looks after us” forgetting that the “us” that the LNP looks after is vastly more distant from them than they are from a union worker. Funny that.

      And I thought people were bitter going into the last election.

      • Voters hate Labor but can’t articulate why ….

        Its because every. single. time. a LNP politician opens their mouth they slag Labor off.

        I can’t stand the vicious negativity. Frydenburg this morning started on “Bill Shorten… and I turned the tv off.

        But it does stick in the collective consciousness. If you’re constantly told someone is a lying cheating [email protected] , a part of you is going to have preconceived idea before you meet them. Or you’re going to dislike them on sight based on the opinion of others.

        Mud sticks

      • Yeah, you’ve got an excellent point there.

        The WA Liberals are spewing out endless fear (and lies) based propaganda regarding the Labor negative gearing, climate change and offshore detention policies on Facebook. I hammer those posts with referenced debunking every time the show up, and fellow active social media commenters fall into one of two categories (more or less):

        1) The blind ideologists who agree or rage, depending on their political persuasion, or
        2) People screaming for positive policy based posts and an end to the slagging off of the other party with scaremongering and baseless (or dishonest) advertising.

        Group 2 are the majority and growing.

      • Voters hate Labor but can’t articulate why ….

        Because we recognise a dog turd sandwich is still a dog turd between bread, regardless of whether or not it’s got mustard or ketchup on it.

    • At least we should beat India tomorrow in Perth. Today’s opening session was the most compelling ‘real’ cricket i have watched in years. Paine and Kawaja were magnificent on a borderline dangerous wicket. And Paine is the best keeper since Healy. Silk.

      So forget those muppets in Canberra. Focus on the cricket.

  2. At one point the man who describes himself as “deeply committed to supporting Australian farming” on his website, wrote, “I’m an Aussie lad, I know how to ride a horse, fly a plane and f–k my woman. My intentions are completely dishonourable.”

    “I pull you close, run my strong hands down your back, softly kiss your neck and whisper “G’day Mate””

    • >…“I’m an Aussie lad, I know how to ride a horse plane, fly a plane woman and f–k my woman horse. My intentions are completely dishonourable.”

      There – fixed that for you… it’s a politician we’re talking about here…

  3. I can see how this played out, the girl googled him after his James Bond comments, saw who he was, asked for some hush money, never got it so went to the press. Gold!

  4. when one starts to think that these idiots ran out of stupid ideas to embarrass themselves they find new low.

    • I’m still holding out for Ms SugarBaby to confirm that he said “I’m James Bond, let me show you my Glock”.

  5. I don’t care enough about this article to pretend to be interested but as a member since this place started charging membership fees perhaps limit political articles to those which have relevance to economic stuff?

    • Arrow makes a valid point.

      Yesterday Labor had some pretty major announcements and Scomo tried to derail it by announcing the new attorney general – a position that doesn’t happen till after the election next year. This is a curious timing for the announcement.

      This latest scandal will also derail the good news Scomo is releasing.

      And it’s also relevant because it shows a decided lack of judgement by the politician. The voters have a right to know exactly how stupid this man is and also whether public funds were used to purchase the sugar babies services – your tax dollars at work.

      It also appears the sugar baby was trying to blackmail Broad.

  6. IM DELETING YOU, MINISTER!😭👋 ██]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 10% complete….. ████]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 35% complete…. ███████]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] 60% complete…. ███████████] 99% complete….. 🚫ERROR!🚫 💯True💯 Ministers are irreplaceable 💖I could never delete you Minister!💖 Send this to ten other 👪Ministers 👪 who give you 💦cummies💦 Or never get called ☁️squishy☁️ again❌❌😬😬❌❌ If you get 0 Back: no cummies for you 🚫🚫👿 3 back: you’re squishy☁️💦 5 back: you’re James Bond’s Kitten😽👼💦 10+ back: Minister 😛😛💕💕💦👅👅

  7. Whats the point of being in politics if you cant treat yourself to a little sexy time holiday every now and then?

  8. I gather Ministers of Crown are not subject to security venting, just wondering about this ‘sugar baby’?

    • Apparently not. Read somewhere a former security boffin said none of them would ever get a clearance if they had the same level of scrutiny applied as they do public servants. Explains why they’re so anti-Federal ICAC.

  9. It’s not the hypocritical lack of morals that concerns me, it’s the sheer stupidity of some of these people. It appears that it didn’t occur to this dopey hayseed that as assistant to a minister in the oz govt he would be under serious scrutiny from the Chinese spooks while in Hong Kong. Just imagine how incredibly easy it would be to engineer a situation where someone of that caliber could be blackmailed.
    We really are a pissant country.

  10. #Fraudulent expenditure of tax-payers money …. Let’s see this prick prosecuted … JAIL TIME should be adequate.

    #Federal #ICAC NOW!

  11. When “Sophia Rose” told him Australian accents were sexy, he is said to have replied: “I pull you close, run my strong hands down your back, softly kiss your neck and whisper ‘G’day mate’.”

    Now we know who reusa is.