It wouldn’t be a modern Australian election campaign without the words “carbon tax” being thrown around.So lets clear a few things up.
As the Liberal and National parties attempt to agree to net zero, Barnaby Joyce needs to find a way to sell a policy to his electorate that he doesn’t believe in
Nationals’ concerns about the effects on regional Australia are legitimate, but greater forces in favour of a net-zero emissions target will likely push the policy over the line.
The Nationals have tried to link the UK energy crisis to its net-zero climate target. But as an expert advisor to the International Energy Agency tells us, the two are unrelated.
The National Party’s position on net-zero is wrong, for so many reasons. Not least, it’s a betrayal of rural Australia.
Barnaby Joyce is back as Nationals leader, three years since his reluctant resignation.
Barnaby Joyce has blasted Michael McCormack out to seize back his old job of Nationals leader, and now assumes the role of deputy prime minister.
Christine Holgate’s evidence before a senate inquiry on Tuesday delivered some wounding blows to Scott Morrison
Matt Canavan on Holgate, Di Bartolomeo, and John Andersen.
Michelle Grattan discusses the National party and Christine Holgate's evidence before a senate inquiry with Senator Matt Canavan
The funeral of former national party leader, Doug Anthony, may prompt introspection for many members of the fragmented national party.
The call to examine Australia’s dependance on China has also brought to light, in a dramatic fashion, the full extent of China’s diplomatic behaviour
New research shows how deeply entrenched “us” and “them” attitudes make it much harder to make a fair energy transition.
The Nationals face the “wicked problem” of how to subvert the uncertain fortnight behind them, with the possibility of further leadership spills constantly looming.
The internal chaos of the Nationals has continued into the second week of parliament. With the minor party of the Coalition deeply split, the future of the government is uncertain.
The result will be a deep relief to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who stood to be a big loser if forced to partner with Joyce.
The Nationals’ meltdown has been triggered by the forced resignation of Bridget McKenzie, and while only a new deputy needed to be elected, Joyce has seized the opportunity to make his leadership run.
Conscripting young volunteers to combat climate change is not necessary. Australians aged 15-17 already have the highest rates of volunteering in the country.
Barnaby Joyce has dismissed a call from the Western Australian state Nationals for him to stand down.
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.
Labor is eyeing possible openings to exploit in the liaison between Barnaby Joyce and his former staffer Vikki Campion.