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Sorry, young people, the Coalition doesn’t want your vote

Sorry, young people, the Coalition doesn’t want your vote

Record youth enrolment means tens of thousands of new young voters are waiting to be spoken for. Meanwhile the Coalition isn't even trying to hide its contempt.

The Nationals are enabling and normalising fascism

The Nationals are enabling and normalising fascism

By embracing Pauline Hanson and her party, the Nationals have turned their backs on the best part of their legacy and are openly enabling racism and the growing threat of white supremacism.

Brawling Nationals put the government’s denialism up in lights

Brawling Nationals put the government’s denialism up in lights

The Nationals are now doing what the Liberals did last year — using climate policy as a weapon in their leadership battles. But at least they're honest about their climate denialism.

Nationals threaten to end Coalition over energy policy

Nationals threaten to end Coalition over energy policy

Good morning, early birds. Barnaby Joyce has threatened the relationship status of the LNP over the Liberals' dismissal of coal plants, and Labor pledges a number of infrastructure and business-boosting initiatives. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Forget the leadership rumours, the Nationals have to get through NSW first

Forget the leadership rumours, the Nationals have to get through NSW first

As federal Nationals whisper of a pre-election leadership spill, the NSW branch has its own share of problems in the imminent state election.

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.