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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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McCormack confirms he knew about Broad since early November

McCormack confirms he knew about Broad since early November

Nationals leader and deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has clarified that he was aware of besieged MP Andrew Broad’s issues relating to online dating weeks earlier than he initially indicated. Yesterday the National’s leader said he’d been aware of Andrew Broad’s trip to Hong Kong where he met up with a woman he’d been chatting […]

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Questions over why McCormack didn’t take action on Broad

Questions over why McCormack didn’t take action on Broad

Questions are being asked about why Nationals leader Michael McCormack didn’t take action over the behaviour of MP Andrew Broad until allegations of inappropriate behaviour were published in the media. Earlier today New Idea magazine published an explosive story that suggested that Nationals MP Andrew Broad had used a ‘Sugar Daddy’ dating website to meet young women. […]

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MP quits government following allegations he used ‘sugar baby’ service

MP quits government following allegations he used ‘sugar baby’ service

Nationals MP Andrew Broad has left the government frontbench following allegations that he used a ‘sugar baby’ website to meeting young women while travelling overseas for work. The allegations were published by New Idea who quote a woman named Amy who claimed to have shared a meal with the now-former assistant minister in Hong Kong. Broad […]

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McCormack says he knows nothing about gay conversion therapy

McCormack says he knows nothing about gay conversion therapy

Michael McCormack stepped into the role of Acting Prime Minister for the first time this week, and gave his first major speech since he took over as the leader of The Nationals. Appearing at the National Press Club on Tuesday, McCormack spoke about the importance of regional communities and investment in infrastructure before taking questions […]

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McCormack blames AIDS awareness campaign for homophobic views

McCormack blames AIDS awareness campaign for homophobic views

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says the ‘Grim Reaper’ AIDS awareness campaign of the 1980’s lead to him writing homophobic columns in the 1990’s. Since being elevated to the position of Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister, attention has been given to a series of columns McCormack wrote when he was the editor of his […]

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More shocking editorials from Michael McCormack uncovered

More shocking editorials from Michael McCormack uncovered

Since entering parliament Michael McCormack has repetitively apologised for an editorial he wrote in 1993 while editor of the local newspaper in Wagga Wagga. Now more of McCormack’s editorials from the same period have come to light. In the latest batch of pieces uncovered Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister argued for the return of the death […]

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Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister after he won a ballot to become the leader of the Nationals. The Nationals chose the member for Riverina as their new leader after Barnaby Joyce announced his resignation on Friday following weeks of scandal surrounding his extra-marital affair. Queensland MP George Christensen […]

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Nationals MP apologises for calling gay people “sordid”

Nationals MP apologises for calling gay people “sordid”

Nationals MP, and Small Business Minister, Michael McCormack has issued a fresh apology for anti-gay comments her made about gay people in 1993. McCormack write an editorial in a community newspaper where he described gay people as having “sordid” lives and were responsible for a disease that could wipe out humanity. “A week never goes […]

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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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