Australia PM used my affair for personal gain: Joyce

03:11  08 august  2018
03:11  08 august  2018 Source:   msn.com

'Most people knew': Joyce believes affair with former staffer wasn't news

  'Most people knew': Joyce believes affair with former staffer wasn't news Barnaby Joyce claims an affair with a former staffer that ended his 24-year marriage and destroyed his reputation as one of Australia’s most influential politicians was already well-known.Barnaby Joyce claims an affair with a former staffer that ended his 24-year marriage and destroyed his reputation as one of Australia’s most influential politicians was already well-known before he was re-elected during the New England by-election.

Barnaby Joyce has accused Malcolm Turnbull of using the scandal surrounding the former deputy prime minister's affair with a staffer for his own political gain . After news broke in February about Mr Joyce 's affair with his former media advisor Vikki Campion

The affair has been publicly slammed by Mr Turnbull who accused Mr Joyce of making “a shocking error of judgment”. I used my experience of these towns and my goal in life will always be to try to make their lives better. Barnaby Joyce : "I've informed acting PM Cormann".

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Barnaby Joyce has accused Malcolm Turnbull of using the scandal surrounding the former deputy prime minister's affair with a staffer for his own political gain.

After news broke in February about Mr Joyce's affair with his former media adviser Vikki Campion, the prime minister announced a ban on cabinet ministers having sex with their staff.

Mr Joyce says he was annoyed by the prime minister's "stupid" move.

"First of all, it's using someone else's personal dilemma for your own political advancement, which is a very poor form of politics," Mr Joyce told Macquarie Radio.

"Straight away, you're burying your deputy. That's something you do in the change room, you don't do it on the football field.

"It didn't help him and it certainly didn't help me. It didn't help anybody else either. It just didn't look right."

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Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has revealed he had depression and even contemplated death amid the scandal of having a baby with his former staffer.In an exclusive interview with The Sydney Morning Herald talking about the release of his new book, Mr Joyce, 51, compared his mental health to a 'crazed cattle dog.

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