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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…
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…
Tony Windsor will position himself as fighting to get a better deal for the New England electorate. Alan Porrit/AAP

Tony Windsor to shape up against Barnaby Joyce

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.
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, ahead of retiring at the election…

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