The National Party, responding to sexual harassment claims against Barnaby Joyce, have rejected calls to release the final report of their internal investigation saying it would violate the Seal of Confession.

“It would be a violation of our traditions to release findings of investigations into ourselves,” says National Party leader Michael McCormack.

Allegations of sexual misconduct by the government’s chief intelligence officer have taken eight months to find there was “insufficient evidence”.

According to sources close to The Morning Squire, Barnaby Joyce’s “intelligence gathering of Vickie Campion” was found to be reasonable, but there may have been other cases of delinquency.

“If we go into detail of our findings then people who have been sexually harassed in the future will not come forward with their complaints,” says McCormack.

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