Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has resigned following several weeks of sustained media coverage surrounding his extramarital affair.
Joyce also added that while he is stepping down from his role as leader of the National Party, he will continue to play a role in politics as a member for New England "without a shadow of a doubt", as well as pen a book.
Known for campaigning on strong family values, Mr Joyce announced he was separating from his wife of 24 years in December 2017.
Mr Turnbull did not address the formal complaint against Mr Joyce at a press conference in Washington DC early this morning.
"The current cacophony of issues has to be put aside", Joyce said. He said he chose to quit after the new allegation of sexual harassment emerged on Friday.
Last week a furious Turnbull, who relies on the smaller National Party to govern, savaged Joyce for "a shocking error of judgement", leading his deputy to fire back that the prime minister was "inept".
"They should have been referred to police if they had substance", he told the Nine Network on Friday.
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When asked why the man would want so many children at the same time, Mr Kong said: "He has personal and business reasons". When the babies were found in 2014, investigators discovered a number of unregulated surrogacy businesses in the country.
The woman who accused Joyce has not been identified.
"In April a baby will be born and I will have other things on my mind", he said.
Riveted Australia The daily media headlines on the scandal have riveted the Australian public and sparked debate about workplace culture amid the global #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.
Since news of the affair broke, Joyce has been questioned over a series of promotions Campion earned within the National Party after her relationship with Joyce began.
Nationals MP Andrew Broad will attempt to force a resolution of Barnaby Joyce's embattled leadership of the National party when MPs return to Canberra next Monday for the resumption of parliament.
Joyce's decision to resign should get the row off the front pages, offering Turnbull at least temporary respite, although Joyce will now sit on the backbench with former prime minister Tony Abbott, the man Turnbull ousted in a 2015 party-room coup.
"Australians deserve better. The secret Coalition agreement, dealing out positions in the Turnbull government, must be made public".