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Who is Barnaby Joyce ?
Australia’s deputy prime minister has tested positive for coronavirus after arriving in the US on an official visit.
Barnaby Thomas Gerard Joyce is an Australian politician, currently serving as the deputy prime minister of Australia. He is the leader of the National Party of Australia, and previously served as deputy prime minister from February 2016 to October 2017 and from December 2017 to February 2018. Wikipedia
Barnaby Joyce said he believed he had been infected while visiting the UK earlier this week.
He said he was now in isolation and experiencing mild flu-like symptoms.
Mr Joyce met with UK cabinet ministers including Dominic Raab and Grant Shapps while in London, before traveling to Washington DC on Wednesday.
It is unclear what transmission risk I have posed. No other members of the Australian government delegation have tested positive so far.
Mr Joyce said he had returned negative tests before leaving the UK, but upon arrival in the US he felt some fatigue and pain in his legs.
He said he would isolate for at least 10 days and had canceled meetings with US officials.
He told Australian media he had been Christmas shopping in London where “people [were] just lined up, shoulder to shoulder”.
Mr Joyce is the highest-ranking Australian politician to have caught the virus. Defense Minister Peter Dutton was also infected last year, after a trip to the US.
A famously outspoken politician, Mr Joyce is best known globally for once threatening to euthanise Johnny Depp’s dogs over a quarantine row.
He began his second stint as deputy prime minister in June after winning back leadership of the National Party, the junior partner of Scott Morrison’s conservative coalition.
He had previously resigned in 2018 amid public pressure over his extra-marital affair with a staffer, and an unrelated allegation of sexual harassment.
Since returning he has pressured colleagues to retain support for the coal industry, and opposed strengthening Australia’s emissions goals.
He has also at times criticized strict coronavirus restrictions enacted by state governments.
How old is Barnaby Joyce ?
April 17, 1967 (age 54 years), Tamworth, Australia
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Early life and career
Joyce was born in Tamworth, New South Wales and raised as one of six children on a sheep and cattle estate about 60 miles northeast in Danglemah near Woolbrook.Joyce is the son of Marie (née Roche) and James Joyce, who were farmers. His father, a veteran of World War II, was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia in 1947. Joyce’s paternal grandfather, John P. Joyce, was a career soldier who participated in the Gallipoli Campaign of the First War. World, including landing at Anzac Cove.
Joyce attended Woolbrook Public School,entered Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview in Sydney, and graduated from the University of New England (UNE) Armidale with a BA in Financial Management in 1989.Joyce met Natalie Abberfield at UNE. They married in 1993. After graduation, Joyce moved to northern New South Wales and Queensland as a farm worker, nightclub bouncer and country banker.  From 1991 to 2005, Joyce worked in the accounting profession and founded his own accounting firm Barnaby Joyce & Co. in St George, Queensland in 1999.He is a member of CPA Australia. From 1996 to 2001, Joyce served in the Royal Queensland Regiment of the Australian Army Reserve.
Australia’s biggest cities Sydney and Melbourne emerged from lockdown in October
In June, he drew anger for mocking locked-down residents in Melbourne by saying: “You can almost smell the burning flesh from here.”
Australia’s biggest cities Sydney and Melbourne emerged from lockdown in October. The nation is due to reopen to skilled migrants and foreign students next week.
Australia has reported 2,072 deaths during the pandemic – a total far lower than most OECD nations.