Barnaby Joyce and the mother of his unborn child have allegedly moved into a townhouse gifted by the deputy PM’s multi-millionaire friend.
The pair will be reportedly living rent-free for six months – saving a whopping $14,000 – in the New England property owned by businessman Greg Maguire, The Australian reports.
Mr Joyce, 50, and his former staffer Vicki Campion, 33, were given the keys to the three-bedroom townhouse following the embattled politician’s citizenship debacle which saw him removed from Parliament for being a dual Australian-New Zealand citizen.
Barnaby Joyce (right) and the mother (left) of his unborn child have allegedly moved into a townhouse gifted by the deputy PM’s multi-millionaire friend
Mr Joyce, 50, and his former staffer Vicki Campion, 33, (pictured) were given the keys to the three-bedroom townhouse
The two are expecting a child together after it was revealed Mr Joyce split with his wife of 24-years, Natalie, with whom he shares four children.
Mr Joyce moved out of his Tamworth family home in December and later moved into the townhouse he now shares with Ms Campion.
Mr Maguire is a longtime friend of Mr Joyce and is a veteran of the New England political sphere.
In 2004 Mr Maguire was accused of attempting to bribe his former friend and MP Tony Windsor to leave politics.
The matter was referred to the Australian Federal Police but did not progress any further due to lack of evidence.
Ms Campion worked as Mr Joyce’s media advisor before the two began their relationship.
Mr Joyce (pictured) moved out of his Tamworth family home in December and later moved into the townhouse he now shares with Ms Campion
The two are expecting a child together after it was revealed Mr Joyce (pictured) split with his wife of 24-years, Natalie, with whom he shares four children
The pair are living rent-free for six months in a New England townhouse (similar property pictured)
It was also revealed Ms Campion was moved to a $191,000-a-year senior advisor position on senator Matt Canavan’s payroll after her relationship with Mr Joyce became the subject of rumour, the publication alleges.
Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting any wrongdoing on behalf of Mr Joyce, Ms Campion or Mr Maguire.
Mr Joyce’s marital breakdown became public knowledge late last year when he returned to Parliament as Deputy Prime Minister.
Natalie Joyce said she felt ‘deceived’ by the news that Ms Campion is pregnant with her husband’s fifth child and claimed the relationship began when she was a paid staffer.
Mr Joyce’s (pictured) marital breakdown became public knowledge late last year when he returned to Parliament as Deputy PM
The Deputy PM’s (pictured) wife Natalie said she and her children were ‘devastated’ in a statement
It was revealed Mr Joyce (pictured) is expecting his fifth child with his former staffer after his marriage breakdown
‘The situation is devastating, for my girls who are affected by the family breakdown and for me as a wife of 24 years who placed my own career on hold to support Barnaby through his political life,’ she said in a statement.
‘Our family has had to be shared during Barnaby’s political career and it was with trust that we let campaign and office staff into our home and into our lives.
Naturally we feel deceived and hurt by the actions of Barnaby and the staff member involved.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Joyce for comment.