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Extremist rage from the heart of NSW creates another ‘two nations’ moment

Extremist rage from the heart of NSW creates another ‘two nations’ moment

Faced with extremists siphoning off the National Party vote, the Coalition's standard response is to pork barrel. Stand by for lots of money to be showered on regional NSW and Queensland.

Daley faces spill prospect following NSW loss

Daley faces spill prospect following NSW loss

Good morning, early birds. NSW Labor leader Michael Daley is facing the prospect of a leadership spill following his party's weekend election loss, and the Coalition plans a "peace deal" for coal-supporting Nationals. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

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.

Morrison details $1.4b Christmas Island expansion

Morrison details $1.4b Christmas Island expansion

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison has explained his $1.4 billion upgrade of medical facilities on Christmas Island, and National Party MPs demand a return of "big stick" energy laws. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

A proposal for real change in rural Australia

A proposal for real change in rural Australia

We don't need any more proof the system is broken. It's time for a total renegotiation of relations between city and country.

When the river runs dry, we will return to the scene of the crime

When the river runs dry, we will return to the scene of the crime

Residents at the trashed end of the Darling River are angry, jobless and unable to drink their own town water.

Crisis watch: the various dead fish plaguing the Nationals

Crisis watch: the various dead fish plaguing the Nationals

From sex scandals and in-fighting to accusations of environmental mismanagement, the Nationals have more than a few crises to sort out.

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.

Despite the chaos, there were a few winners in the Victorian upper house

Despite the chaos, there were a few winners in the Victorian upper house

Crikey readers discuss the Victorian upper house results and pork barrelling in Nationals electorates.