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Will an inspector-general fix the Murray-Darling mess?

Will an inspector-general fix the Murray-Darling mess?

The Department of Agriculture's new body will attempt to address allegations of maladministration and water theft in the beleaguered Murray-Darling Basin.

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Morrison wanted mass detention centres for refugees

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison allegedly planned to build mass-detention centres for asylum seekers on community bridging visas, and the Coalition and Greens push for respective media reforms. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Is David Littleproud the most quietly beleaguered politician in Australia?

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is a microcosm of the National Party — his problems are theirs, and theirs are his.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Questions about Antony Catalano's new venture, Littleproud's potential tilt for Nationals leadership, and Katter Jr's interesting show of pride in his state.

Separating facts from emotion on boiling sheep to death for commercial gain

Separating facts from emotion on boiling sheep to death for commercial gain

As government backbenchers move to ban the live sheep trade, the lies of industry advocate and politicians are being exposed.

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

Nationals reject science to keep sheep slaughter afloat

The National Party has succeeded in keeping the brutal live sheep export industry alive, insisting that the bureaucrats at the heart of its failed regulatory system can be trusted to fix it.

How Barnaby Joyce breathed new life into the misery of live exports

How Barnaby Joyce breathed new life into the misery of live exports

During his period as Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce halted any efforts to improve animal welfare standards in live exports, expunged animal welfare from his department and degraded existing protections. And his department has followed his example.

Shocked government’s desperate measures to save live exports

Shocked government’s desperate measures to save live exports

A terrified government is rushing to do whatever it can to save the live export industry -- including attacking its own bureaucrats and embracing the opposition.

Joyce benches strong players in favour of regional pork-barreling

Joyce benches strong players in favour of regional pork-barreling

The Prime Minister should have anticipated the current high level of angst in Coalition ranks over the re-shuffle.