Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has suggested Australians are “fools” who will “get nailed” unless they respect God’s plan for climate change.
The Member for New England made the comments in a bizarre Christmas video, posted to Twitter late on Christmas Eve, in which he filmed himself feeding his cattle.
In the 47-second clip, the former Nationals leader ranted against the government, of which he is a member, being involved in his life. He then appeared to address the debate raging in Australia over the link between climate change, the worst drought in living memory and the summer’s horror bushfires.
Joyce was a leading campaigner against the former Labor government’s attempts to price carbon as a way to bring down Australia’s emissions, claiming doing so would send the cost of a Sunday roast to $100.