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Warren Truss' exit from the Nationals' leadership will clear the way for Barnaby Joyce to take over as deputy prime minister. Lukas Coch/AAP

Nationals need to avoid the Truss timetable creating leadership vacuum

A new dynamic is coming to the Turnbull government with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss finally set to announce on Thursday that he will quit the Nationals leadership.
Treasurer Scott Morrison’s critique of the green/white paper process is flawed and appears self-serving. Aaron Bunch/AAP

Why we need a taxation green paper

Last year Joe Hockey was quite clear: he issued a discussion about the Australian tax system, and promised a green paper on options and a white paper on government policy.
Former and current immigration ministers Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton have yet to apologise for the expulsion of Save the Children Australia staff from Nauru. Sam Mooy/AAP

Malcolm Turnbull should have the government apologise ASAP to Save the Children over Nauru fiasco

The concept of “ministerial responsibility” means, among other things, that ministers are held accountable for what they say – right? But if you are the immigration minister in the Coalition government…