Barnaby Joyce has responded to criticism of his recently-exposed extra-marital affair, saying he has always stood for strong families values.
“I’m a families man,” Mr Joyce said, “I have double the number of families of most Australians”.
He said Australia was built on the idea of the traditional family unit, or units.
Mr Joyce – who is making good on his promise to deliver for New England – says he is upset by the recent media focus on his relationship. “The idea that some people would want to pass judgement on the merits of the relationship of two consenting adults – it’s outrageous”.