Topic | National Party of Australia | The Sydney Morning Herald

We’re sorry, this service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

Nationals

Advertisement
Senator ‘maggoted’ in late-night sitting draws criticism from colleagues
Exclusive
Federal

Senator ‘maggoted’ in late-night sitting draws criticism from colleagues

Several senators said the apparent intoxication of a Northern Territory senator during an evening session of Federal Parliament was “totally inappropriate”.

  • by Rob Harris

Latest

Murray Darling Basin water recovery to be halted by Nationals senators

Murray Darling Basin water recovery to be halted by Nationals senators

Nationals senators have launched a bid to end the recovery of water for the environment under the $12 billion Murray Darling Basin Plan.

  • by Mike Foley
China warning: Joyce calls on MPs to prepare for end of Pax Americana

China warning: Joyce calls on MPs to prepare for end of Pax Americana

The new Deputy PM urged Coalition MPs to unite behind making Australia “as strong as possible as quickly as possible” when it could not rely on the US to guarantee regional security.

  • by David Crowe
Nationals plan to pay farmers to cut emissions in deal on net zero

Nationals plan to pay farmers to cut emissions in deal on net zero

Farmers will get a chance to be paid to help to cut greenhouse gas emissions in a Nationals proposal that opens the way for a climate change deal under new leader Barnaby Joyce.

  • by David Crowe
A critical error opened the door for Barnaby Joyce to unseat Michael McCormack

A critical error opened the door for Barnaby Joyce to unseat Michael McCormack

Nationals leader Michael McCormack thought a story about Barnaby Joyce challenging him again was just rabble-rousing. It wasn’t.

  • by Rob Harris
Barnaby Joyce sets up climate change policy clash after reclaiming leadership

Barnaby Joyce sets up climate change policy clash after reclaiming leadership

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce will demand security for regional jobs and industries in a policy clash on climate change after reclaiming the leadership.

  • by David Crowe
Advertisement
‘I don’t walk away’: Joyce insists he’s learned while on backbench

‘I don’t walk away’: Joyce insists he’s learned while on backbench

Barnaby Joyce says he’s become a better person in the 40 months since resigning over a sexual harassment allegation, but the political environment has also changed.

  • by Katina Curtis
Old grievances drove spill, leaving mystery over the Nationals’ future
Analysis
Analysis

Old grievances drove spill, leaving mystery over the Nationals’ future

The Nationals leadership spill was so personal and poisonous that some MPs left the room shell-shocked after the sudden restoration of Barnaby Joyce to the leadership.

  • by David Crowe
Five reasons why Barnaby Joyce is a terrible, horrible, no good choice for the Nationals

Five reasons why Barnaby Joyce is a terrible, horrible, no good choice for the Nationals

In the year that has sharpened focus on women in the workplace, the Nationals have re-elected a man whose relationship with a staffer led to a so-called bonk ban.

  • by Jenna Price
Buckle up. Sky Pilot Barnaby’s gone full circle
Opinion
Sketch

Buckle up. Sky Pilot Barnaby’s gone full circle

The country party, run for almost half a century by tough and steady old-fashioned names like Arty Fadden, Black Jack McEwen and Doug Anthony, has a tear-away named Barnaby at the driving wheel - again.

  • by Tony Wright
‘I hope I come back a better person’: Barnaby Joyce re-elected leader of the Nationals

‘I hope I come back a better person’: Barnaby Joyce re-elected leader of the Nationals

Former leader Michael McCormack said he’d “done my very best” in his three years in charge of the party.

  • by David Crowe