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Barnaby’s back – Nationals oust McCormack as leader

Barnaby’s back – Nationals oust McCormack as leader

The National party has a new leader, and Australia has a new Deputy Prime Minister, with Barnaby Joyce returning to the leadership role. Joyce was returned to the leadership position after a spill motion was put forward in the party room by close ally Senator Matt Canavan.  Michael McCormack had served as the party’s leader […]

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Former Nationals leader John Anderson’s return to politics falls flat

Former Nationals leader John Anderson’s return to politics falls flat

Former Nationals leader John Anderson’s bid to return to politics has come to a sudden end with the party choosing to endorse former NSW director Ross Cadell as their top pick for the senate ticket for New South Wales. He was offered the unwinnable second spot on the ticket, but declined the position. He says […]

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George Christensen says Christians should join political parties to control the balance of power

George Christensen says Christians should join political parties to control the balance of power

National Party MP George Christensen has urged more Christians to get involved in political parties, suggested removing Medicare funding for abortion services, and outlined his frustration that the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has not been overtly named as a bill for ‘religious freedom’. Christensen is the latest Coalition identity to spend some time with Family […]

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Michael McCormack remains as Nationals leader following leadership spill

Michael McCormack remains as Nationals leader following leadership spill

Michael McCormack is remaining as leader of the Nationals after seeing off a challenge from former leader Barnaby Joyce. McCormack was announced as the party leader this morning, his new deputy is David Littleproud. The leadership spill followed the resignation of Senator Bridget McKenzie from cabinet and the deputy position following her involvement in the […]

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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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Rodney Croome labels AG John Quigley’s statements as “nonsense”

Western Australian Attorney General is unable to say if the McGowan government will support proposed changes to the state’s Equal Opportunity Act because the results of the federal government’s review into religious freedom in Australia has not yet been released. Yesterday The Greens MP Alison Xamon put forward a bill to amend the Equal Opportunity […]

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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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Mark McGowan delivers historic apology to LGBTI people

Mark McGowan delivers historic apology to LGBTI people

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has delivered a historic apology to LGBTI people. The Premier, on behalf of the government, apologised for past convictions for homosexuality, not only to those who fell foul of the laws, but those whose lives the threat of prosecution cast a shadow over. With members of all sides of politics […]

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“Get out of my face” Barnaby Joyce’s message to marriage advocates

“Get out of my face” Barnaby Joyce’s message to marriage advocates

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has complained that both the YES and NO campaigns are too noisy and suggested that they should just be quiet and let Australians make their own decision about the issue of marriage. Speaking on ABC radio this morning Joyce said advocates were harming their causes by continually […]

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Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Barnaby Joyce refers concerns about his citizenship to the High Court

Deputy Prime Minister and Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has told parliament he will ask the High Court to consider whether or not is he is eligible to remain in parliament because he it potentially a New Zealand citizen. Making a statement to parliament Joyce said he would be remaining in his roles as Minister for […]

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