Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce says he had “no choice” but to tell the story about the question mark that hangs over whether he is the biological father of his partner’s unborn son.
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Mr Joyce revealed to Fairfax Media that the identity of the child’s biological father is a “grey area”.
In the interview, Mr Joyce points out his travel pattern around the time the baby was conceived in June last year.
He had been on an overseas work trip with his wife Natalie for 10 days from June 23, followed by a period as acting prime minister during which he is reported to have been “accompanied by close personal protection bodyguards”.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declined to comment on the new information.
“The matters that are in the papers today relating to Barnaby and Ms [Vikki] Campion are matters for them to resolve,” Mr Turnbull told reporters in Sydney.