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Barnaby Joyce announces he will stand down as deputy prime minister and leader of the National Party. AAP/Marlon Dalton

Barnaby Joyce succumbs to pressure and will go to backbench

At a Nationals meeting on Monday morning, Barnaby Joyce will resign as Nationals leader and deputy prime minister, but will stay on as the member for New England.
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Comic explainer: how does Islamic finance work?

Interest runs the financial world, but it's banned under Islamic law. In this comic explainer, Mamiza Haq explains how Islamic finance works and the problems arising as the conventional and Islamic finance worlds collide.
The National Integrity Commission was the specific announcement in Bill Shorten’s Tuesday National Press Club address. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Shorten puts pressure on Turnbull over anti-corruption body

Bill Shorten said a proposed National Integrity Commission would operate 'as a standing royal commission into serious and systematic corruption'.