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Australia Barefoot Barnaby Joyce cuddles up to his fiancee Vikki Campion

05:15  17 april  2022
05:15  17 april  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is making the most of his Easter long weekend on a short getaway with his fiancee Vikki Campion and their two children.

Joyce, 54, and Ms Campion, 36, were on the Queensland coast on Friday where they visited a water park in Gladstone with sons Seb and Tom.

The National leader shared pictures in his trademark Akubra hat which sold later that afternoon at a charity auction for $6,100.

Not a bad markup considering he bought the hat for about $245 in Alice Springs three months ago.

Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion in Gladstone on Friday (pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion in Gladstone on Friday (pictured) The couple and their two boys Seb and Tom (pictured) spent a day out at a water park © Provided by Daily Mail The couple and their two boys Seb and Tom (pictured) spent a day out at a water park

The proceeds from the auction will go to Youngcare, a charity which provides supported housing for disabled youth.

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The hat blew the other auction items out of the water, with a limited edition Queensland jersey from the 2017 State of Origin going for the second highest price at $2,000.

After the auction Joyce and family attended a Good Friday church service.

On Saturday, Mr Joyce then went to the Paradise Lagoons horse show near Rockhampton.

Mr Joyce is almost two years Ms Campion's senior who was a former staffer for him © Provided by Daily Mail Mr Joyce is almost two years Ms Campion's senior who was a former staffer for him The pair were married in 2021 and reside in Armadale, NSW when not in Canberra © Provided by Daily Mail The pair were married in 2021 and reside in Armadale, NSW when not in Canberra

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development also  announced funding for a new motorsports complex in Rockhampton.

He had travelled to Queensland from Newcastle where he was touting a $55million upgrade of Newcastle Airport.

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Mr Joyce offered his trademark Akubra hat for salw at a charity event in Rockhampton were it fetched $6,100 (pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail Mr Joyce offered his trademark Akubra hat for salw at a charity event in Rockhampton were it fetched $6,100 (pictured) Mr Joyce is tyravelling around the regions on his campaign for re-election at the polls on May 21 with the Nationals © Provided by Daily Mail Mr Joyce is tyravelling around the regions on his campaign for re-election at the polls on May 21 with the Nationals

The Nationals are using their multi-billion dollar concessions for signing up to net zero emissions to springboard their election campaign in the regions.

The budget outlined a 'record' regional spend, including almost $18 billion worth of new land transport infrastructure investment.

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been traversing rural NSW and Queensland, plus the NT, turning sod on coal mines and launching major regional infrastructure projects.

Mr Joyce's re-election proclamation has been to 'make Australia as strong as possible as quickly as possible' amid global uncertainty by boosting exports in sectors like mining and minerals.

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Infrastructure props up Nats campaign hope .
The Nationals are throwing resources into flipping the seats of the Hunter and Lingiari from Labor but will need to defend territory in Queensland and NSW.The budget outlined a "record" regional spend, including almost $18 billion worth of new land transport infrastructure investment.

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