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Getting rid of Barnaby could spark a Turnbull turnaround

Getting rid of Barnaby could spark a Turnbull turnaround

Dropping the toxic political deadweight of Barnaby Joyce is just what Malcolm Turnbull needs to finally govern properly.

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?

Nats push the bush while Libs star in Being John Howard

Nats push the bush while Libs star in Being John Howard

While immigration dominated the agenda this week, the Nationals were walking tall with some economically illiterate policies.

Rundle: Barnaby and the Nats stuck between a mine and a hard place

Rundle: Barnaby and the Nats stuck between a mine and a hard place

As Barnaby Joyce follows his ambitions, the Nationals are going to have to start paying attention to rural voters, not mining interests -- or go the way of the dodo themselves.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Labor struggling in Qld? ... Quigley misses out on NBN in new flat ... are Lifeline counsellors trained less? ...

Preference count: the fine art of shafting one’s coalition partner

Preference count: the fine art of shafting one’s coalition partner

Labor and the Liberals are considering a preference deal to shut out their junior coalition partners. The parties need to decide: who is the real enemy here?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

DFAT blues ... which born-again National is no fan of the party? ... Mega not going to The Guardian ...

An Inconvenient Truth remains

An Inconvenient Truth remains

Not even Al Gore could convince Senator Fielding about climate change. The Nationals also remain unconvinced on emissions trading, writes Michelle Grattan.

Warren Truss: Rudd ETS is a “rabid dog”

Warren Truss: Rudd ETS is a “rabid dog”

The Rudd ETS will cost hundreds of thousands of Australian jobs if it is introduced as planned, but do nothing to cool the planet, writes National party leader Warren Truss.

McGauran puts downpayment on Senate seat

McGauran puts downpayment on Senate seat

The Victorian Liberal Party might think twice about dumping Julian McGauran down to an unwinnable spot on their Senate ticket, writes Bernard Keane.