The former deputy prime minister has declared at a press conference that the paternal source of the press conference was in fact “nobody’s business”.

Joyce was allegedly spotted carrying chairs and microphone stands from the boot of his 4WD.

“The father of this media gathering is a private matter,” Joyce told reporters that he had personally called out for the assembly.

Joyce went into great detail denying he had called the media briefing commenting that it was “a bit of a grey area”.

“I’m not saying Vikki Campion called this gathering either, but she does hang around with a lot of male reporters,” said Joyce.

Joyce said he didn’t feel comfortable talking about these matters, but he felt he had to answer any question from the media frankly and honestly “like any other politician”.