Envoy the silence
You might recall the way that Scott Morrison got around leaving Barnaby Joyce and Tony Abbott out of his whole pre-election ministerial reshuffle: he appointed them as special envoy for drought and special Indigenous affairs envoy, respectively.
You might also recall how Barn got very annoyed when it was revealed that he’d done three weeks work and spent $675,000 to produce what looked to the untrained eye like absolutely nothing whatsoever. But, as he explained, he’d actually sent text messages to Morrison with heaps of valuable information therein and no, we couldn’t see them or be given descriptions of the contents because they were… what, on lack-of-water matters?
Public dollars well spent!