Barnaby Joyce films photographer Guy Finlay trying to 'pap' him at church

ARMIDALE ALTERCATION:  Barnaby Joyce filmed and questioned photographer Guy Finlay outside an Armidale church this morning. Photo: FILE/TWITTER.
ARMIDALE ALTERCATION: Barnaby Joyce filmed and questioned photographer Guy Finlay outside an Armidale church this morning. Photo: FILE/TWITTER.

New England MP Barnaby Joyce was involved in an altercation out the front of the St Mary and Joseph Catholic Cathedral in Armidale on Sunday. 

The former deputy prime minister posted two videos on social media accounts on Sunday morning, “outing” a photographer, who has since been identified as Guy Finlay, who is employed by Matrix Pictures, who was trying to snap a photo of him. 

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The post read ‘Coming out of church, guess who is hiding in the bushes?,’ Joyce wrote.

“Won’t give his name or who he works for. He followed us up the street and around the corner taking photos but apparently it’s not harassment. Thank you to locals who tried to help.”

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In the video Joyce confronted Finlay and asked for his name.

Finlay accuses Joyce of sizing him up to punch him, as they argue on the footpath beside Central Park.

While Mr Joyce is currently on sick leave from his parliamentary duties, he has still been working in the electorate.

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Barnaby  Joyce has been in the media spotlight since February when his then-pregnant girlfriend, Ms Campion, was photographed by a News Ltd photographer. As a result he stood down from his deputy prime minister role. 

At the beginning of the month the attention was back on the controversial pair when they accepted $150,000 for an interview with Sunday night. Mr Joyce said they’re doing the interview to stop the media attention which included drones flying over his house and paparazzi in the street.

This story Barnaby Blow Up: See the member for New England blast a photographer first appeared on The Northern Daily Leader.