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Some good news in citizenship blow for the Liberals

October 30, 2017 2

The replacement of Fiona Nash with Hollie Hughes in the Senate will improve both the Senate and Liberal ranks.

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

September 19, 2017 2

We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.

Oops, turns out the Nats don’t always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

August 18, 2017 4

How could the National Party have missed that three of its 22 federal MPs might be dual citizens?

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.

Panicking Nationals flee to the far right

November 22, 2016 7

Rather than confront the threat of One Nation as previous generations of Nationals MPs did, they're caving in to it on issues like gun control.

The Nationals’ nonsense on agriculture exposed

July 21, 2016 4

The Productivity Commission has slammed a range of Nationals-imposed restrictions on agriculture in a new draft report.

Is there a secret Nationals deal to attack women in the Family Court?

July 13, 2016 34

The return of Pauline Hanson could see domestic violence victims harmed by changes to family law driven by embittered One Nation voters.

Nationals’ Indi hope has a history

Nationals’ Indi hope has a history

May 17, 2016

Marty Corboy, who is running for Indi on a Nationals ticket, thinks voters will be "rapt" to be able to vote for a candidate with a penis.

Tassie dairy sale gets the tick as China milks free-trade deal

February 24, 2016 1

Tasmania’s Van Diemen’s Land Dairy has been sold to a Chinese company -- but has the Foreign Investment Review Board done its due diligence?

Losing Andrew Robb exacerbates the danger of Joyce

February 11, 2016 17

While the government's strongest supporter of foreign investment clears his desk, its greatest opponent will likely become deputy prime minister. It's a bad outcome for the government and Australia.