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Abortion decriminalised in Queensland

Abortion decriminalised in Queensland

Good morning, early birds! Queensland's parliament has successfully voted to strike abortion from the criminal code, and rumours are stirring of an imminent leadership spill in the Nationals. 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?

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?

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

Poll Bludger: according to the numbers, the Nats don’t need Joyce

One thing Barnaby's defenders have used to argue their case is that the Deputy PM is really very good at "retail politics", that he reinvigorated the Nationals Party. But is that actually true?

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

Beleaguered Nats’ ill-timed fundraiser offers opportunity to influence

The chance to influence the Nationals' policies can be yours for just a few thousand dollars, and you don't have to declare it. But don't count on meeting Barnaby.

One of the ugliest beefs in federal politics has finally come to a head

One of the ugliest beefs in federal politics has finally come to a head

What role has Tony Windsor played in Barnaby Joyce's downfall?

Joyce has always been a dud and should never have been Deputy PM

Joyce has always been a dud and should never have been Deputy PM

Barnaby Joyce has been dubbed a political genius but the truth is he has always lacked judgment and any interest in the detail or consequences of his actions.

Some good news in citizenship blow for the Liberals

Some good news in citizenship blow for the Liberals

The replacement of Fiona Nash with Hollie Hughes in the Senate will improve both the Senate and Liberal ranks.

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

Dams and pipes wasting money, Productivity Commission warns

We're at risk of wasting billions on water infrastructure that isn't needed, the Productivity Commission has said -- repeating previous warnings about how we subsidise unviable irrigation.

Oops, turns out the Nats don’t always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

Oops, turns out the Nats don’t always ask wannabe MPs about their citizenship

How could the National Party have missed that three of its 22 federal MPs might be dual citizens?