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George Christensen and Bob Katter seem to be using the science replication crisis to cast doubt on research findings that farmers don’t like. Mick Tsikas/AAP Image

Real problem, wrong solution: why the Nationals shouldn’t politicise the science replication crisis

Across science, only around half of published results can be successfully replicated. But while this is a serious problem, the proposed public audit looks like a political bid to cast doubt on science.
Molan is running a campaign urging people to vote for him “below the line” after he was relegated to an unwinnable fourth spot on the Senate ticket. Supplied

Angry Nationals play payback in NSW Senate row

A furious NSW Nationals organisation has accused supporters of maverick Liberal senator Jim Molan of breaking the Coalition agreement and asked party members to urge people to vote “below the line”.
The study would “identify viable locations for firm generation including coal, gas, pumped hydro, and biomass opportunities, including Collinsville and Gladstone.” Nickj/Wikimedia Commons

Morrison kicks decision on Queensland coal plant well down the road

Twelve projects have been ticked under the Underwriting New Generation Investment program, although there will be no contracts before the election.
Morrison says the government has shown “the mettle to make the right calls on our nation’s security”. Stefan Postles/AAP

Morrison promises $78 million for combatting domestic violence

The money includes $60 million - over the next three years - in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.
Joyce is out on the author’s circuit for his just-released book Weatherboard and Iron. Andy Tyndall/AAP

Politics podcast: Barnaby Joyce at his provocative best

Politics podcast: Barnaby Joyce at his provocative best.
Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he could cross the floor on the federal legislation associated with the National Energy Guarantee. “Of course I could,” he says.

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