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Australian MP filmed writhing on ground and swearing after mixing prescription drugs with alcohol

Vikki Campion, Mr Joyce’s wife, said it was “disgusting” that the person who shot the footage had not helped her husband as he lay on the street.

David Littleproud, the leader of Mr Joyce’s party, has previously issued a statement of support for Mr Joyce, saying he had explained himself and will not be demoted.

However, Anne Webster, a Nationals frontbencher, has warned that the incident would tarnish the party among female voters, saying it already had a “women problem”.

Tania Lawrence, a Labour MP, likened Mr Joyce to a “living, breathing caricature of Sir Les Patterson”, the alcoholic, lecherous character created by comedian Barry Humphries.

“We are under the spotlight and we should be acting accordingly,” she told the Australian parliament on Monday.

“And if we can’t, then we must also be able to understand that there isn’t a single member here who is irreplaceable.”