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Sex ban for ministers and staff: Turnbull

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February 15, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull has announced changes to ministerial rules after the Barnaby Joyce scandal.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says his deputy Barnaby Joyce made a "shocking error of judgment", triggering changes to ministerial rules of conduct.

"I have today added to the standards the very clear and unequivocal provision that ministers, regardless of whether they are married or single, must not engage in sexual relations with a staff member," Mr Turnbull told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.

"Doing so will constitute a breach of the standards."

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