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No about-face: Barnaby Joyce (left) may have gone to the backbench, but his successor Michael McCormack looks set to keep his climate views aflame. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

The Nationals have changed their leader but kept the same climate story

Barnaby Joyce had a long history of opposing climate action. His successor Michael McCormack seems to think the same way, despite climate being a growing threat to the Nationals' rural voters.
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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