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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce have met for the first time since publicly excoriating each other in the wake of Joyce’s infidelity scandal.

Speaking to the media on Sunday, Turnbull said there were “no issues between the Liberal and National parties at all”, and that he had not apologised to Joyce as “there is nothing to apologise for”. Turnbull and Joyce will both be absent from the domestic spotlight this week, as Joyce takes enforced personal leave and Turnbull travels to Washington DC. Treasurer Scott Morrison defended Turnbull’s ban on ministers having sex with staff on Sunday, saying on the ABC’s Insiders that “if you sleep with your staff, it’s not private anymore”.

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