He should go now that he has a staffer pregnant.
Relationships do fail and be should not be berated for that however sleeping with your staffer and getting her prego is not a good look. Did he take her out on our dime?Barnaby will probably plough through this, in the future however, should not campaign on a platform of honesty integrity and transparency. FOI questions were asked on 7-30 last night in relation to taking her out on our coin, nothing to see here.
… This is what he said about the sacred institution of marriage in 2011:Agree, Barnaby's a hypocrite.
"We know that the best protection for those girls is that they get themselves into a secure relationship with a loving husband, and I want that to happen for them. I don't want any legislator to take that right away from me."
But apparently being married doesn't actually mean squat to Barnaby. Hypocrite.
That said, quite a few hypocrites from other political parties too.
But to go around lecturing people about the sanctity of marriage all the while having an affair? That takes the cake. And his wife had no idea, she released a statement today saying how she was completely blind-sided by the whole thing...
Barnaby cannot claim that his private life is off-limits when he was such an ardent campaigner for the "sanctity of marriage" last year.
The really ‘impressive’ thing about the Joyce situation is the work done by his PR team. There were some issues with a senator which were agruably a bit more severe than this case, at the time I was amazed at the work done by their team to keep the story out of the media. That was a huge effort, but keeping this out of the press (when it seems to have been a bit of an open secret locally) was very well done.I think Barnyard is dead meat. Turnbull must be furious. It would have been nice to announce the little bundle of joy prior to his re-election and leave it up to the electorate to decide. I believe he wont be around for much longer. Typical conservative type, do as I say but not as I do.
Rooting your secretary/staff member is a sackable offence in the corporate world - and for good reason! Seeing as our politicians justify their pay increases based on salaries in the high-end of the corporate world, I think that they should have to be held to similar standards of personal conduct. Then again, you could probably sack half the Parliament if they had to blow under 0.05 before they could enter the Chamber...No its not.
40% of marriages come from staff relationships, including mine and no she wasn't my secretary.
He did not break the law.
He has unlikely broken any policy of the parliament.
LancedDendrite, you do know that Tony Burke had an affair with one of his staffers don’t you? The name Skye Laris rings a bell, and Burke was married to Cathy at the time. ... I am sure I could think of more if I remember back.
...This is why I thunk so many of the opposition refused to comment and said he deserves his privacy because many have their own skeltons. Note I'm sure it was leaked by same.
The press has given Barnaby an unnecessarily hard time. He's right. He's left one relationship, and started another. This is not "an affair".
technically if they were already separated but not yet divorced it's not an affair as it's just waiting for the paperwork to catch up. If they were still living together then it's an affairThe press has given Barnaby an unnecessarily hard time. He's right. He's left one relationship, and started another. This is not "an affair".
He was having sex with another woman (who is now pregnant with his child) while he was still married to his wife. How is that not an affair?