In that Sky interview, Joel Fitzgibbon says the Nationals, through a “closely related polling company” have been robocalling regional areas in NSW “to test Barnaby Joyce”.
“…Barnaby Joyce’s big strategy now is to say see those Libs over there, they are hopeless, we accept that, but we are the National party.”
“…I know of people who have had calls,” Fitzgibbon said.
“…Asking whether his personal life should impact on his capacity to do the job.
“Does your personal life impact on your capacity,” Joyce interrupts to ask.
“…You can’t tell me Barnaby Joyce doesn’t know about this.
Joyce says “Mate, I don’t know about it, so there you go”.