Born on April 17, 1967, Barnaby Joyce is an Australian politician who is a member of the National Party and served as a Senator for Queensland from 2005 to 2013. He was found ineligible to sit in parliament in October 2017, at which point he was removed from cabinet; he will attempt to re-enter parliament at a by-election after on 14 August 2017, Joyce announced to the House of Representatives that he might hold New Zealand citizenship by descent. This was later confirmed by the New Zealand government. Read the article below for more information.
Before Fame: Before fame, he attended University of New England
Barnaby Joyce Parents/Citizenship/Religion
Born in Tamworth, New South Wales, he was raised on a sheep and cattle property at Danglemah. He is the son of James Michael Joyce, who was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1947 and Marie Roche.
Barnaby Joyce Affair/Married
He is married to Natalie Abberfield (1993). They have four children. For more information, contact him on twitter.
— Barnaby Joyce (@Barnaby_Joyce) September 14, 2017
Profile / Wiki / Information
- Full Name: Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce
- Nicknames: Barnaby Joyce
- Birthday: April 17, 1967
- Age: 50 years old
- Birthplace: Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
- Current Residence: Australia
- Education: University of New England
- Profession: Politician
- Political Party: National Party
- Nationality: Australian, New Zealander (1967-2017)
- Ethnicity/Race: White
- Religion: Not Available
- Zodiac: Aries
- Spouse/Wife: Natalie Abberfield (1993-present)
- Children: 4
- Net Worth: $18 million dollars (approx)
- Height: 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
- Weight: Not Available
- Feet Size: Not Available
- Dress Size: Not Available
Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know
- Joyce was elected as a Senator for Queensland at the 2004 federal election
- He became the National Party’s senate leader in 2008. As a senator, he crossed the floor nineteen times during the term of the Howard Government.
- At the 2013 election, Joyce transferred to the House of Representatives, winning the Division of New England in New South Wales.
- He is one of only a handful of people to have represented multiple states in parliament, and the only person to have represented one state in the Senate and a different state in the House of Representatives.
- On 14 August 2017, Joyce announced to the House of Representatives that he might hold New Zealand citizenship by descent and was confirmed New Zealand government.
- The matter was referred to the High Court of Australia, where he and four Senators were ruled ineligible in a unanimous decision handed down on 27 October.
What it does is it means in the Senate the argument of ‘let that one go through for the sake of being a team player’ now has very little weight.