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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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“I don’t make idle threats”: MP to resign if govt allows free vote on marriage

“I don’t make idle threats”: MP to resign if govt allows free vote on marriage

National MP Andrew Broad has told reaffirmed to media today he will quit the government and sit on the crossbench if the Coalition allows a free vote on marriage equality in parliament. Speaking to¬†Sunraysia Daily, the member for Mallee said he would stand by his previous promise to quit the National Party, telling the publication; […]

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Matt Canavan quits cabinet as doubts over his citizenship are raised

Matt Canavan quits cabinet as doubts over his citizenship are raised

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has resigned from the cabinet amid citizenship doubts and his eligibility to sit in federal parliament. Under the Australian constitution members of parliament must relinquish their citizenship of other nations before running for office. In recent weeks two senators from The Greens have been forced to resign after it was revealed […]

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Barnaby Joyce tells front bench to stop talking about gay marriage

Barnaby Joyce tells front bench to stop talking about gay marriage

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has reportedly ordered front bench colleagues to stop talking about marriage equality describing it as an “Oxford Street issue”. The Australian has reported that Joyce blasted his colleagues for responding to “fringe issues” listing marriage equality as something they should stop talking about in interviews. The Nationals leader reportedly met […]

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George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

Queensland Nationals member George Christensen told reporters yesterday that he has no plans to join Cory Bernardi’s new political party and remained loyal to his leader Barnaby Joyce. The conservative MP said it was vital that the coalition retained it’s election promise to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. “If this government […]

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