Topic archives: National Party

Gay Nationals candidate pilloried for his sexuality at preselection meeting

September 22, 2017 7

The creaking Nationals are in damage control after a homophobic slur dominates preselections.

Section 44: what you need to know (and the Nats should have)

August 18, 2017 13

With six parliamentarians now referred to the High Court, and the PM overly optimistic about his MPs' chances, we run you through what you need to know about the more high-profile dual citizenship debacles.

How the deficit was blown: the Coalition’s $100 billion bill

April 3, 2017 26

Far from being fiscally disciplined, the government has blown over $100 billion courtesy of bad, ideological or partisan decisions, and taxpayers will be bearing the cost for a long time to come.

Poll Bludger: the party with the cojones to take on the mining fat cats is … the Nationals?

March 3, 2017 3

The rent-seeking minerals peak body is campaigning hard against the one party that dares to suggest charging the mining companies more for carting away Western Australia's material wealth.

Marriage equality report sets up another divided Liberal party room

February 16, 2017 4

A moderate Liberal could use the marriage equality report to push the case again -- but the Nationals and conservative Liberals are still lurking.

Old King Coal, an Australian nursery rhyme

February 2, 2017 1

An all-Australian nursery rhyme about the National Party, its hapless leader Barnaby Joyce, and the country's dutiful leader Malcolm Turnbull.

The risk of Nats deals

July 14, 2016 1

Crikey readers discuss issues of the day.

Toxic Tony cost federal Libs as state fundraising soared

February 1, 2016 4

While Tony Abbott's debacle of a Prime Ministership sliced deeply into the Liberal Party's revenue, its state branches led the fundraising charge in 2014-15, new data shows.

Outbreak of entitlement confuses ABC critics

Outbreak of entitlement confuses ABC critics

November 25, 2014 57

Critics of the ABC board's decision on spending cuts think the ABC can be both national and efficient, when it can't be both at once.

It’s battle of the Victorian conservatives in big-spending Euroa

October 31, 2014

The coalition deal is off in the rural Victorian seat of Euroa, with a Lib taking on former Baillieu staffer and Nationals candidate Stephanie Ryan. Crikey Victorian election correspondent Dan Moss reports.