David Norris, Pottsville. What political party faction in their right mind would challenge the prime minister with a candidate who has a pecuniary interest in question hanging over his head? Dutton’s challenge was obviously doomed to failure before it was... Read More →
An informal group of pro-coal MPs who call themselves the 'Monash Forum' are continuing their push for a new coal-fired power station, despite Malcolm Turnbull playing it down.
Incredibly, it is being counted as a win for Malcolm Turnbull. He has got rid of his errant deputy – Barnaby Joyce will retire to the backbench, just as the Prime Minister advised him to.
Barnaby Joyce will step down from the Nationals leadership, as his party investigates an allegation of sexual harassment he denies.
Jade Vickery, Lennox Head. Mandy Nolan absolutely nailed it with her piece on Bad Boy Barnaby. This was her finest column ever, full of black humour and double entendres, whilst absolutely accurate.
Some 65 per cent of voters say Barnaby Joyce should quit as Nationals leader, in a Newspoll that shows the scandal hitting the government and Malcolm Turnbull, writes Michelle Grattan
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will make a statement about his extra-marital relationship with a former staff member after coming under increasing fire, including by members of the gay community who have taken aim at the hypocrisy of him leading the charge against marriage equality.
Labor says decisions made by Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash are open to legal challenge but Attorney-General George Brandis suggests the two former ministers were not the ones who actually made them, writes Michelle Grattan.
Desmond Bellamy, Special Projects Coordinator, PETA Australia. Poor Barnaby Joyce. He wants people to ‘just get out of my face’. Yet as Agriculture Minister, he presides over the egg industry, which routinely slices the tip off of hens’ sensitive beaks... Read More →
Labor is sharpening its attack against Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce after Bill Shorten finally quashed any doubts about his own eligibility.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is confident his government will survive the citizenship crisis engulfing federal politics - most notably, the deputy prime minister.
The Australian Conservation Foundation has accused the Turnbull government of using the 'drug dealers defence' in its support for the Adani coal mine project.
Bruce Apps, Townsend, NSW. It is now four days after the attack by the prime minister upon opposition leader Bill Shorten in Question Time and my how the look on Barnaby Joyce’s face has changed. Last Thursday it was all... Read More →
Officials from the department of agriculture were forced to accept the blame and apologise in Senate Estimates yesterday when quizzed about changes to the Hansard record of Barnaby Joyce’s answers during Question Time, says Labor's Joel Fitzgibbon.