'Sweetheart deal is fantasy': Ayres

By Gina Rushton
Updated October 22 2021 - 4:42am, first published 4:40am
Former NSW sports minister Stuart Ayres says he thought a $5.5m grant to a shooting club had merit.

The new deputy leader of the NSW Liberals, Stuart Ayres, says he did not know former premier Gladys Berejiklian and disgraced MP Daryl Maguire were in a relationship and speculation he struck a "sweetheart deal" with them over a funding grant is "fantasy".

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