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Malcolm Turnbull goes into this final parliamentary week of the year in need of compromises on both the ABCC legislation and the tax rate for backpackers. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Turnbull takes charge on water in bid to get ABCC deal

Malcolm Turnbull has assumed responsibility personally for negotiating with key crossbencher Nick Xenophon over water.
Barnaby Joyce recently said a resolution of the backpacker tax issue was imminent. Dan Peled/AAP

Backpacker tax due to go to cabinet

Federal cabinet on Tuesday is due to consider a compromise on the backpacker tax, as the government moves to clear away the issue as soon as possible.
As the Nationals’ chief whip, George Christensen has a central role in keeping the party in line. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Barnaby Joyce’s challenge: applying the whip to the Nationals’ whip

Bizarre as it might seem, George Christensen, the rebel MP who threatened to cross the floor unless the government changed the superannuation package, is the Nationals’ chief whip. After the election Nationals…
Barnaby Joyce was in acute pain on Tuesday when he was in Canberra for the Nationals’ post-election meeting. Andrew Taylor/AAP

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce injured by sheep

Barnaby Joyce's talks with Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the new Coalition ministry were up in the air on Tuesday night after he suddenly returned to his Tamworth home to nurse an injured knee.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks to the secretary of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Martin Parkinson. Lukas Coch/AAP

Nationals’ ministerial claims complicate Turnbull’s reshuffle

There is much talk, after the close election and the substantial vote for the bit players, that the message voters are sending politicians is that they want them to work together for the national good…
Barnaby Joyce pats a wooden wombat before starting an election address at the National Press Club on Wednesday. Andrew Taylor

Barnaby Joyce might seek another portfolio

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.
An Australian bull pictured in a Vietnamese abattoir before slaughter. Animals Australia

Protections for Australian cattle found wanting – yet again

The latest horrific footage of the appalling treatment of cattle sent for slaughter in the live export trade is a fresh indictment of Australian authorities. Animals Australia has exposed that in Vietnam…
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. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Election 2016: the issues in non-metropolitan Australia

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.
Richard Di Natale, Barnaby Joyce and Joel Fitzgibbon walk together ahead of the regional leader’s debate in Goulburn. Twitter/Richard Di Natale

Barnaby Joyce missteps, linking live cattle suspension and boat arrivals

The election campaign’s day 17 notably belonged to Barnaby Joyce, and not just for the package of concessional loans he announced for struggling dairy farmers. For light relief, the day delivered another…
Barnaby Joyce has announced an assistance package for beleaguered dairy farmers. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Dairy farmers get $555 million in concessional loans

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
Tony Windsor at his Werris Creek property with Mackdog, who’s a hit on social media. Pat Hutchens/TC

From top dog to underdog – Tony Windsor’s fight in New England

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…

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