Barnaby Joyce says Vikki Campion's baby paternity is a 'grey area'

Marcus Newton
March 5, 2018

Calling the issue of paternity a "grey area", backbencher Mr Joyce criticised the media for failing to check the "fact".

Barnaby Joyce, 50, quit over separate allegations after his marriage collapsed following news of the affair with Vikki Campion, 33, his press adviser.

"The matters that are in the papers today relating to Barnaby and Ms Campion are matters for them to resolve and I don't have any comments to make on it at all", he told reporters in western Sydney on Sunday.

At the same time Ms Campion was in far north Queensland.

He also condemned The Daily Telegraph for its "outrageous" intrusion on Ms Campion's privacy by publishing a photo of her "crossing the road".

"How could they know?" he said.

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The Age earlier reported that Mr Joyce's travel schedule could indeed throw doubt over the paternity of the baby.

Mr Joyce's controversial statement comes in the wake of rumours by Liberal MPs suggesting he was not the father.

There is some discontent within the Nationals after Mr McCormack elevated his political allies Keith Pitt, Darren Chester and Mark Coulton into the Turnbull Government ministry, demoting Luke Hartsuyker and Damian Drum, who gave Ms Campion a job.

The former Nationals leader and former deputy prime minister resigned after the story was published.

Senator Hanson said she wasn't able to believe how the situation has played out and said she wished Mr Joyce would just 'shut up and go away'.

Mr Joyce was in Europe from June 23, 2017 for a total of 10 days with his estranged wife. He said he will raise the child as his own.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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