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Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Closures and cuts herald a black day in the bush. So where are the Nationals?

Regional media desperately needs more support from the Nationals, who have secured only limited funding compared to what's available for other regional services.

ABC managing director David Anderson. (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The ABC’s ongoing booze, pay problems… and be careful of the mushies

'Explosive letter' from Peter Woolcott, and Michael McCormack's ears are probably burning. Plus other rumblings from the Crikey grapevine.

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Why do the Nats behave so badly? Because they can

Why should Nationals MPs act with discipline and stability when their electorates reward destabilisation and scandal?

Nationals Leader Michael McCormack.

A guide to just what the hell is going on with the Nats

Smack in the middle of COVID-19 smashing its way through the country, the Coalition's junior partner decides to smash its way through itself.

Nationals Leader Michael McCormack and Senator Bridget McKenzie (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The conflicted interests of Bridget ‘Beretta’ McKenzie: Exhibits B and C

Senator McKenzie is far from the only politician to benefit from the generosity of special interest groups.

The North Sydney Olympic Pool.

I ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed

Good morning, early birds. In more rorts news, $10 million was granted to the construction of an already-built building in Scott Morrison's electorate, and Michael McCormack's post-Natspill plea resulted in a $120,000 aged-care grant. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Deputy PM Michael McCormack with Queensland Pharmacy Guild of Australia President Trent Twomey (far left), LNP MP Warren Entsch (right) and former Guild president Kos Sclavos (far right) (Source: Facebook)

The ties that bind: just how much does the deputy PM know about a $2.4m grant?

An Inq investigation into political lobbying by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia has revealed a close relationship between Deputy Prime Minister McCormack and the guild.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Morrison’s authority and vulnerability are two sides of the same coin

Disunity used to be death in politics. But the denialists in the ranks of the Nationals realise that they, like Scott Morrison, can benefit from it.

Thrown under the Cbus

Good morning, early birds. Cbus Super has invested $128 million across 23 coal companies despite pushing the tagline "invest in a better future", and Queensland is staring down a tropical cyclone. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Caucus chaos in Iowa

Good morning, early birds. In light of the Iowa caucus flop, Bernie Sanders’ campaign team has released internal caucus figures that put him in the lead, and closer to home, Scott Morrison will today announce a veteran suicide commissioner. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.