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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…
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten showed they differ on a number of policy positions, but both kept the tone of the debate civil and free from “gotcha"s and gaffes. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Leaders’ debate highlights real differences on policy, but a unity ticket on civility

Sky TV’s people’s forum on the evening of last Friday gave us something refreshingly different from recent federal election campaigns: a civil discourse between the two main political leaders. Perhaps…

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