Barnaby Joyce pats a wooden wombat before starting an election address at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has left the way open for a possible change of portfolio in a re-elected Turnbull government – assuming he holds his seat.
While politicians like Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce do the traditional photo-ops, fewer people than ever are taking on farming, which can no longer support vibrant rural and regional communities on its own.
What are the issues facing rural and regional Australia? The challenges are many and varied – and only some have made the national political agenda – but these areas deserve better than neglect.
Vikki Campion/Office of Barnaby Joyce
This is The Conversation’s first election podcast, where we visit the NSW seat of New England.
Tony Windsor at his Werris Creek property with Mackdog, who’s a hit on social media.
There is one question that Tony Windsor, the high-profile former crossbencher from the Gillard years who is attempting a comeback in New England, is unwilling to answer. That is: in the (admittedly unlikely…
Barnaby Joyce found his political future in doubt this week, with the gunshot announcement from Tony Windsor that he would try to ride back into his old seat of New England.
The New England contest will be about many things, but in particular it will test how Barnaby Joyce handles extreme pressure.
Barnaby Joyce should be afraid. The Nationals profess they'll hold New England, and Joyce is the favourite. But Tony Windsor is likely to drive Joyce mad.
In what promises to be one of the toughest contests at the election, former independent MP Tony Windsor will try to retake the seat of New England from Barnaby Joyce.
Tony Windsor will position himself as fighting to get a better deal for the New England electorate.
Former independent MP Tony Windsor is set to announce he will run in his old seat of New England against Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce.
The Nationals’ Barnaby Joyce is running for New England in the House of Representatives, which he is expected to win comfortably.
The seat of New England, stretching from the Queensland border in the north, through the New England region and the north-west slopes and to the Liverpool plains in the south, would have been on everyone’s…
It could take years to learn more about the impacts of CSG, but can we afford to wait?
Independent MP Tony Windsor has said he won’t back the government’s Mineral Resources Rent Tax unless more is done to make coal seam gas mining sustainable. He has called for $200-400 million annually…