Michael McCormack is the only declared candidate for Nationals leader after David Gillespie pulled out of the race.
Demoralised Nationals will meet on Monday morning to replace Barnaby Joyce.
Michelle Grattan discusses the week in Australian politics with Nicholas Klomp.
Mathias Cormann is taking full advantage of this rare moment as acting prime minister.
Barnaby Joyce's position appears to have been weakened rather than strengthened by his publicity tactic.
WA Nationals leader Mia Davies said Barnaby Joyce no longer had the state party’s support as the Nationals’ federal leader.
Barnaby Joyce has dismissed a call from the Western Australian state Nationals for him to stand down.
Tim Fischer said the situation has to be resolved quickly.
Sources in the Barnaby Joyce camp say there is no way he will step down before Monday's party meeting.
Barnaby Joyce is now on a week’s leave.
The two-party vote has the Coalition trailing Labor 47-53%, compared with 48-52% a fortnight ago.
Barnaby Joyce made it clear on Friday morning he has no plans to resign.
As the crisis within the Coalition deepened, Barnaby Joyce held a news conference to respond to Malcolm Turnbull's denunciation of his personal behaviour.
Michelle Grattan sits down with Deep Saini to review the week in politics.
Malcolm Turnbull’s approach went from initially staying solid with Barnaby Joyce by saying as little as possible to letting him have it with both barrels.
In the most spectacular manner, Malcolm Turnbull has publicly trashed his relationship with Barnaby Joyce.
Barnaby Joyce is said to be very aware of the hurt in the party and that he has to work to mend the political damage he has caused.
Some Liberals have been unhappy at the prospect of Barnaby Joyce being acting prime minister when Malcolm Turnbull visits the US.
Barry O'Sullivan’s strong defence came as Malcolm Turnbull was forced in parliament to express his confidence in Barnaby Joyce.
Barry O'Sullivan has declared that Barnaby Joyce remains a big asset to the Nationals despite the sharp grassroots reaction to his affair with his former staffer.
Malcolm Turnbull last week tried to keep away from the Barnaby Joyce matter by saying it was private.
Labor is eyeing possible openings to exploit in the liaison between Barnaby Joyce and his former staffer Vikki Campion.
Malcolm Turnbull pressed Attorney-General George Brandis to take the London high commissioner job.
There is not a great deal to be said for Malcolm Turnbull's reshuffle, and quite a lot to be said against it.
George Brandis has served as attorney-general since 2013.
George Brandis will become Australia's high commissioner to London in a reshuffle set to be announced on Tuesday.
Bridget McKenzie beat several other candidates in the race for the Nationals’ deputy leadership.
This is the second consecutive time the Nationals have chosen a female senator as deputy leader.
Malcolm Turnbull speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra.
Malcolm Turnbull has faced an extraordinary attack from NSW Nationals leader John Barilaro.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Mark Evans about the week in Australian politics.
Malcolm Turnbull has again had his hand forced by rebel backbenchers.
Seldom is a government's impotence and frustration as much on display as it was when Malcolm Turnbull finally capitulated and announced he would set up a banking royal commission.
The Queensland state election result makes the byelection in Bennelong on December 16 even more important.
Malcolm Turnbull may say that the Queensland election was decided on state issues, but there are plenty of lessons for the federal LNP in the results.
Barnaby Joyce pointed out sharply that the government’s survival in 2016 had been due to the Nationals’ good performance.
A northern New South Wales bookmaker has got it about right on the New England byelection. “Barnaby will be a shorter price than Winx,” he told a National. “And the only one who could beat Barnaby is Winx…