Barnaby Joyce has contradicted the Nationals whip Michelle Landry about how much leave he will take.
Mr Joyce yesterday applied to Ms Landry for time off, six weeks after he and his partner Vikki Campion welcomed a baby boy.
Ms Landry issued a statement this morning saying he had requested personal leave — effective immediately, running to the end of June and she had approved that request.
But this afternoon, Mr Joyce said on Twitter he was taking leave until June 15 following a routine check up.
While Mr Joyce said he only intends taking a fortnight off, he noted that the medical certificate issued allowed for him to take a month off — which is the time Ms Landry indicated he would take.