Topic archives: nationals

Crikey Quiz: do you have what it takes to be a Nationals leader?

March 2, 2018 2

The Nationals are at a time of crisis. Are you the strong and stable leader to get them back on track?

Nats tap McCormack to warm seat for Joyce

February 26, 2018 12

The relatively unknown Michael McCormack is Australia's new deputy Prime Minister. But how long will his damaged predecessor be content to wait on the backbench?

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

February 23, 2018 5

One thing Barnaby's defenders have used to argue their case is that the Deputy PM is really very good at "retail politics", that he reinvigorated the Nationals Party. But is that actually true?

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

February 19, 2018 8

The chance to influence the Nationals' policies can be yours for just a few thousand dollars, and you don't have to declare it. But don't count on meeting Barnaby.

One of the ugliest beefs in federal politics has finally come to a head

February 13, 2018 9

What role has Tony Windsor played in Barnaby Joyce's downfall?

Joyce has always been a dud and should never have been Deputy PM

February 12, 2018 63

Barnaby Joyce has been dubbed a political genius but the truth is he has always lacked judgment and any interest in the detail or consequences of his actions.

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.