The deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has today announced his resignation. Citing the need to spend more time cheating on his families as the main motivator for his decision.
“Parliament does take its toll on on people, you spend a lot of time away from your family or in my case families,” said a refelctive Mr Joyce. “So it is time for me to step out of the cabinet and onto the backbench. Where as we know Ministerial codes of conduct don’t apply.”
“Lock up your Staffers everyone Barnaby’s back baby.”
When asked how he would support two families on a back benchers wage Mr Joyce replied: “It will be a struggle but I’ll get by with a little help from my friends and of course the baby bonus.”
“Actually the baby bonus is quite lucrative, I might just have to put myself out to stud.”
A new Nationals leader will be chosen on Monday. Barnaby Joyce will not be involved in the voting process as he’s off on a belated Schoolie’s trip to Bali.