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McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

McCormack faces fresh leadership threat

Good morning, early birds. Nationals leader Michael McCormack faces rumours of a fresh leadership scare, and a child asylum seeker allegedly assaulted on Nauru sues the Commonwealth over failure to uphold duty of care. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Why do the Nats keep behaving badly? Because they can get away with it.

Why do the Nats keep behaving badly? Because they can get away with it.

This is the second time this year that a Nationals leader has kept a sex scandal from the Prime Minister, ensuring it wreaked havoc. Will they ever be held accountable?

No need for business cases when the Nats go pig shooting

No need for business cases when the Nats go pig shooting

No need to bother with the business case when it comes to Nationals-administered grants programs, it seems.

The return of Joyce is the final insult to an angry electorate

The return of Joyce is the final insult to an angry electorate

A sixth leadership change in the Coalition since it was elected to office five years ago will be the perfect signal to voters that everything they hate about politics is true.

Parliamentary leadership hangover leaves Liberals wanting

Parliamentary leadership hangover leaves Liberals wanting

The parliamentary theatre that followed the leadership spill today merely confirmed where our politics is at.

Crikey Worm: Vic Liberal in the gun for dealings with alleged mobster

Crikey Worm: Vic Liberal in the gun for dealings with alleged mobster

Good morning, early birds. A Liberal Party stalwart is expected to resign over connections to the infamous Tony Madafferi. Plus, the Treasurer rebukes acting PM Michael McCormack for a rather colourful media interview. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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

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

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

Crikey Worm: Border Force boss’ future in doubt

Crikey Worm: Border Force boss’ future in doubt

Good morning, early birds. Attorney-General Christian Porter will decide what to do with Australia's absent Border Force chief. Plus, internal fighting plagues the Nationals. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

A quick primer on Michael McCormack, the man you’ve never heard of who just became Deputy PM

A quick primer on Michael McCormack, the man you’ve never heard of who just became Deputy PM

He's most famous for overseeing the botched #censusfail and a postal survey he didn't believe in, and now he's your deputy prime minister.

Nats tap McCormack to warm seat for Joyce

Nats tap McCormack to warm seat for Joyce

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?