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Andrew Broad won’t contest the next federal election

Andrew Broad won’t contest the next federal election

Nationals MP Andrew Broad has announced he will not contest the next federal election, but will remain on the backbench as the member for Mallee. His political career has come to an end after it was alleged that he’d had dinner with a young woman in Hong Kong who he had connected with through a […]

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Government staffer sent on “indefinite leave” for abusive text

Government staffer sent on “indefinite leave” for abusive text

Nationals party leader Michael McCormick has described a government staffer who sent an abusive text message to a journalist as being on “indefinite leave”. The staffer sent a text to News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst after she published an article that was critical of LNP politician Barry O’Sullivan. The Queensland politician has been demoted to […]

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Charlie Pickering: Turnbull’s being bullied by his own party

Charlie Pickering: Turnbull’s being bullied by his own party

Comedian Charlie Pickering delivered a comedic, but achingly accurate, overview of recent political debates over marriage equality and the Safe Schools Coalition. Pickering told the audience of his TV show ‘The Weekly’ that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was being bullied by members of his own government to do things he didn’t want to do. If […]

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Nationals Senator will vote no on marriage equality despite plebiscite

Nationals Senator will vote no on marriage equality despite plebiscite

Nationals Senator Bridget McKenzie has joined her voice with Liberal Senators Eric Abetz and Cory Bernardi, vowing to vote no on marriage equality legislation despite the outcome the proposed nation-wide plebiscite. Speaking with a colleague outside Parliament House, Senator McKenzie confirmed she would vote no on changes to the Marriage Act. Senator McKenzie asserted that it was […]

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