Study Tour Required To Confirm To What Extent Greek Islands Affected By GFC: Barnaby Joyce

Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce says he will undertake a long and careful analysis of the impact of the economic crisis on Greek’s islands and their resort infrastructure, as part of an extensive study tour planned for the next European summer.

Mr Joyce said the trip would provide important information for Australian businesses. “There’s this sense that you can get economic data from a website or by talking to an embassy employee,” he said this morning. “Fact is, until you’re there, mixing with the locals and sampling the local way of life, it’s all just guess work. Greece could be booming for all we know. I’ve taken it upon myself to make sure all Australians are informed on the true situation”.

Mr Joyce said it will be important to travel to a range of the country’s islands, to reflect on the different ways a recession can affect an economy. “How have resorts been affected? What about restaurants, night clubs? How have the small remote islands held up compared with the more bustling, party-driven islands? It will all be in my report at the end of the trip”.

The member for New England dismissed the notion that there were cheaper, more efficient ways of learning about the European nation. “This isn’t some kind of junket. I’ll be sailing from place to place on predominantly wind-powered vessels, not jetting about in first class,” he said.

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  1. puffytmd

    October 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I would be happy for him to go if he promised to stay there.

  2. atkenos

    October 8, 2013 at 6:54 am

    The Hellenic people are already enduring the most pathetic UN Commissioner, one useless ape named Downer. The threat of Joyce going over may well lead to war.

    • savvastzionis

      December 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

      Ange, you found this site too! My American friend had to point it out to me!

      Downer …. what an imbecile. And the country of my father’s birthplace has to endure him!

  3. Wayne

    October 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Are you people that dumb, he never said that nor is he going there, this is labor propaganda at its grubbiest. No wonder labor lost the election

    • tim

      October 8, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      you have comprehension issues Wayne….try reading this page

    • Jeremy

      October 9, 2013 at 2:03 am

      Hmm…. Maybe there should be a comprehension test requiring readers to define “satire” before being allowed to read this site!

    • uloola

      October 9, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Your so right Wayne.Those fascist slime in the labor party have taken tacit control of this journal for their own nefarious ends.
      I think that The Honourable Mr Joyce MP has become confused with a “promise’ to go to Greece and a ‘Core Promise’.The rules regarding these junkets are very vague and open to misuse.Define the trip as a commitment to compete in an Iron Man contest with the chance to liaise with the Golden Dawn cycle club.

    • Terry

      October 12, 2013 at 1:30 am

      Your not very bright Wayne it says at the top, this is satire. Funny how they don’t lie like liberals. You liberal voters really are that dumb. Huh.

  4. bjkelly1958

    October 8, 2013 at 11:41 am

    It is right up there with visiting France during the Tour to increase awareness of France’s bicycle infrastructure (whatever that means).

  5. nettythe1st

    October 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Must be tough having to sail from island to island. Does he even speak Greek?

    • zaratoothbrush

      October 12, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Does he speak Greek? Sure he does, every time he tries to speak English.

      • Gina

        December 2, 2013 at 11:51 am

        Isn’t he just starting to learn the English alphabet? It would all sound Greek to begin with! LOL

  6. uloola

    October 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Why not ask the Malta based Alexander Downer to sail over to the islands and get some hard facts for Barney,he could combine it with his United Nations duties.

  7. Les White

    October 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Can we send him to Pamplona for the running of the bulls as well, just make sure he has a gammy leg before they unleash the beasts…Just saying..

  8. Julie

    October 15, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    this is obviously in response to his supposed “study tour” to india on tax payer dollars……

  9. Gina

    December 2, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Love Satirical Humour!