A furious NSW Nationals organisation has accused supporters of maverick Liberal senator Jim Molan of breaking the Coalition agreement and asked party members to urge people to vote “below the line”.
Last June Morrison on Palmer's renewed political push Australians would say “the circus doesn’t need another sideshow.” Well, the sideshow's here and the Liberals are grabbing a prize from the wheel.
Deep Saini speaks to Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
Twelve projects have been ticked under the Underwriting New Generation Investment program, although there will be no contracts before the election.
For the federal Liberals, the night was a vital morale booster, though the result had been determined mostly on state factors.
The sense that the Berejiklian government had done enough to be re-elected proved correct, with a strong economy and a big infrastructure program enough to secure the Coalition a third term.
Leigh Sullivan speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The week highlighted, yet again, that instead of a credible energy
policy, the government has only confusion and black holes.
One of the Nationals' key KPIs for McCormack has been that he must successfully pressure Morrison for the government to underwrite coal-fired generation.
The former prime minister has changed his mind yet again on the Paris targets, this time because he is under pressure in his seat of Warringah.
The money includes $60 million - over the next three years - in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.
Michael McCormack on banks and the bush, and the election battle.
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Acknowledging the big challenges ahead for the Nationals at the election, he told The Conversation he is "not going to write Cowper off yet".
McCormack must live in a parallel universe if he ever thought Broad's account of flying off on an overseas date, followed by an apparent move to extract money from him, was just "a personal matter".
Broad has been forced to quit as assistant minster to McCormack after sensational claims about exchanges with a young woman he met through a "seeking arrangement" website.
Barnaby Joyce on facing the drought and rural women.
Some in the Nationals would like Barnaby Joyce back in the leadership before the election. Joyce says if the leadership were offered, he would be up for it - though he insists he is not canvassing.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with Nick Klomp.
There's a fine line between being out and about and canvassing. Just being visible is all that's needed at this stage of a bid. And Joyce doesn't hide his ambitions for a return.
The National Party has been unable to reach a verdict on a complaint by Catherine Marriott that Joyce sexually harassed her,
Politics podcast: Barnaby Joyce at his provocative best.
Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he could cross the floor on the federal legislation associated with the National Energy Guarantee. “Of course I could,” he says.
As the Joyce saga continued to suck political oxygen in the wake of Sunday's TV interview with Joyce and partner Vikki Campion, he rejected speculation that he might not contest his New England seat.