Barnaby Joyce video: Anthony Albanese responds

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Anthony Albanese has weighed in on Barnaby Joyce’s big night out that ended in him being filmed lying near a gutter in a Canberra street.

But he’s taken a very different approach to ex Greens Senator Lidia Thorpe who he admonished for an incident outside a Melbourne strip club.

Speaking on Perth radio Anthony Albanese made light of Mr Joyce’s predicament suggesting he had never found himself lying on the street in Canberra.

“Not in that position,” he told 6PR radio.

“That’s a matter for that is a matter for Barnaby Joyce to explain. I think that’s a matter for him I don’t intend to comment on what is clearly difficult circumstances for Barnaby Joyce.”

But when Senator Thorpe was caught on tape after a night out he had plenty to say about the First Nations woman’s conduct.

He has urged Ms Thorpe to “get some support” in the wake of her explosive strip club meltdown.

The Victorian Senator was caught on tape in CCTV footage engaging in a verbal altercation with a group of men outside of Maxine’s Gentlemen’s Club, in Melbourne, over the weekend.

In the footage, Senator Thorpe taunted a man for having a “small penis” and accused the men of stealing her land.

“I hope that Lidia gets some support. I think that level of behaviour is quite clearly unacceptable and I think there are obvious issues that need to be dealt with, in terms of her health issues,” he told Sydney’s 2SM radio.

“These are not the actions of anyone who should be participating in society in a normal way, let alone a senator.

“Lidia needs to be very conscious of the way in which this behaviour has been seen.”

News.com.au has sought comment from Senator Thorpe about Mr Albanese’s comments.

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