Joyce will get the ‘biggest pork barrel in history’ as part of net zero deal: Conroy

Former Labor senator Stephen Conroy says Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will get the “biggest pork barrel in history” as part of a net zero deal.

Mr Conroy said Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg will “cough up at least $10 billion … to be the pork barrel of pork barrels for Barnaby Joyce and his National Party to spend all across regional Australia to buy their way to the next election”.

“The Prime Minister is going through an elaborate pantomime letting Barnaby, just let them all vent, and then he’ll deliver a majority – not all – but a majority to allow him to go to Glasgow so that he can pretend he even remotely cares about this issue."