You know your country is in a bit of strife when the Americans are taking the piss out of you.
“Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister has given his first interview with his pregnant partner since news broke of their affair.
“Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion told Fairfax they believe the public should move on from the scandal, which has dominated Australian politics for the past two weeks.
“Mr Joyce, who is currently on personal leave, announced in December 2017 that he and wife Natalie would be separating. His affair with his former staffer Ms Campion, who is 17 years his junior and pregnant with his son, was revealed in early February.
“The scandal has prompted a major rule change in Australian parliament banning MPs from engaging in sexual relations with members of staff.”
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