Barnaby Joyce accused former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of deliberately trying to undermine the current government.
The accusations of the former deputy prime minister come after Mr. Turnbull again urged his successor, Scott Morrison, to refer Interior Minister Peter Dutton to the High Court.
The tweet was made in the early hours of Thursday and it responded to Mr. Dutton's decision to remain in the federal parliament after it was revealed that he has personal interests in two subsidized daycares in Brisbane.
The allegations come after Mr. Turnbull again urged his successor, Scott Morrison, to refer Interior Minister Peter Dutton to the High Court.
Barnaby Joyce accused former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of deliberately undermining the current government
"It seems he has an active campaign to try to eliminate us as a government." Boy, that's bitterly disappointing, "former delegate Joyce told reporters in Canberra on Thursday.
Joyce quarreled with Mr. Turnbull earlier this year after the former prime minister punished the former Nationals leader for his love affair with his media adviser Vikki Campion.
With a partial election to be held on October 20 at the Wentworth headquarters in the eastern suburbs of Turnbull, Joyce accused him of trying to sabotage a majority of a government seat.
"What we now have is a majority of one, now he has resigned and it seems he has an active campaign to try to eliminate us as a government," said Mr. Joyce.
He argued that coalition parliamentarians loyalized the former prime minister and expected him in return, warning Turnbull that he risked challenging his legacy.
Mr. Joyce had previously discussed his dissatisfaction with his former partner after he resigned from parliament, creating a by-election in his long-time seat at Wentworth.
"It's not so much how you rode, but how you get off of it," Joyce told Sky News later.
& # 39; Some people descend sweetly from the chair and walk towards the rails. Some people just want to keep a foot in the stirrup and be dragged a bit, and it does not look good. "
When asked if the interior minister should be referred to the High Court, Mr. Joyce said that Mr. Dutton was an honorable person.
& # 39; I will not start being judge and jury of another person & # 39 ;.
Mr. Joyce served as Deputy Prime Minister of Turnbull before being forced to resign after he became embroiled in a scandalous affair with an employee.
He also referred to the Supreme Court in early 2018 after discovering he was a dual citizen, which violated him in the constitution.
Mr. Dutton denies any error in his position and argues that Mr. Turnbull was aware of his interests in child care facilities, but states that he never posed as a problem until the week of the leadership challenge.