Warren Truss told parliament that when he became Nationals leader after the 2007 election defeat: ‘nobody wanted the job, including me’.
The Nationals are set to elect Barnaby Joyce unopposed as their leader on Thursday night, which will make him deputy prime minister.
Warren Truss’ exit from the Nationals’ leadership will clear the way for Barnaby Joyce to take over as deputy prime minister.
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…
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with US Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris during a visit to Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on his way home.
Malcolm Turnbull's first visit as prime minister to the United States this week was neat, well-packaged and very successful.
Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss remains cryptic about his plans to retire.
Nationals leader Warren Truss as the political tease? Well, yes. A couple of weeks out from the start of the parliamentary year, Malcolm Turnbull – and the Nationals – are waiting on Truss. Truss is widely…
Ian Macfarlane’s lunge at a comeback has gone dreadfully wrong.
Friendship is the bronze coin of politics rated, in a crunch, well below the silver and gold currency of self-interest, whether personal or party.
The Queensland Liberal National Party executive has blocked Ian Macfarlane defecting from the Liberals to the Nationals.
The executive vote thwarted a plan by Ian Macfarlane and the Nationals to get an extra cabinet spot by boosting the minor party's numbers within the Coalition.
Stephen Parker and Michelle Grattan take a look what confronts both Malcolm Turbull and Bill Shorten in the coming weeks.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann and Treasurer Scott Morrison will next week deliver a grim mid-year economic and fiscal outlook.
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Having landed the innovation statement on a cloud of optimism, the Turnbull government faces some character-forming days in the coming week.
The furore caused by Ian Macfarlane’s defection to the National Party threatens to take oxygen from Malcolm Turnbull’s innovation statement.
As chance would have it Malcolm Turnbull was to have been at a sod turning for a big Toowoomba bypass project on Monday, in Ian Macfarlane's Groom electorate.
Misplaced and frayed political loyalties took centre stage again this week as Malcolm Turnbull held dutifully to the under-siege Mal Brough, while being blindsided by the defection of Ian Macfarlane to the Nationals.
Nationals leader Warren Truss has every reason to advance the Nationals’ claim for an extra position in the ministry.
Loyalty is a tricky commodity in politics, as Tony Abbott and now Malcolm Turnbull have recently found.
Former industry minister Ian Macfarlane had been in discussions with Nationals leader Warren Truss since the Turnbull reshuffle.
Former industry ministry Ian Macfarlane is set to defect to the Nationals, in a move that party sources say would entitle the junior Coalition partner to an extra frontbench spot.
From one of the “hunters to being one of the hunted”: the Nationals’ Michael McCormack is a former journalist-turned-politician.
The Nationals member for Riverina, Michael McCormack, talks about politics and journalism, the future of the Nationals' leadership, tax reform and much more.
Kangaroos are common in some areas but scarce in others.
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Are kangaroos in plague proportions, necessitating large-scale killing and a commercial industry, or are they in decline?