The first images of Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion's newborn son, Sebastian, have been revealed. The couple and their three-week-old baby were spotted at Armidale airport enjoying a coffee.
Mr Joyce, Australia's former Nationals leader and deputy prime minister, separated from his wife Natalie, who he shares four children - Julia, Caroline, Odette and Bridgette.
Sebastian is Mr Joyce’s fifth child, and his first son, and is Mrs Campion's first child.
Both Joyce and Campion caused controversy last year when it was confirmed that they allegedly had an affair together.
Mr Joyce was axed from his cabinet position and the Nationals leadership after as a result of his relationship with Ms Campion came public and news broke that the two were expecting a child.
Following this scandal, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull created a ban on ministers partaking in sexual relations with their staff.
Joyce has stayed on as the member for New England on the back bench.
While Mr Joyce has resigned, he made a public statement, pleading with media outlets to stop targeting his family, as an attempt to save his unborn son, his four daughters, and estranged wife any more pain.
'This has got to stop. It’s not fair on them,' he said.
'I won’t snipe. I have a lot of things I need to do.
'I want to assist my colleagues where I can to keep their seats and also, quite naturally, in April, a baby will be born.
'I’ll have other things on my mind.'