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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.

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?