Mr Joyce told reporters this afternoon he will throw open the National Party leadership at a meeting in Canberra on Monday.
Joyce, who is expecting a child with an ex-staffer, is now also facing a sexual harassment allegation described by the acting-PM as "very serious".
Hundreds of New Zealand citizens have been flown thousands of kilometres from their homes in Australia and locked up.
Adelaide news site The Advertiser reports Maraku "laughed while taking selfies" after his sentencing over the November attack.
The Australian Foreign Minister said she has "moved on" from any pre-election trust issues with the NZ Labour Party.