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Barnaby Joyce, Fiona Nash citizenship drama a test for Nationals

Six months on, the Nationals were boasting their success compared to the Liberals' own lacklustre performance in the 2016 election. Winning back the Murray electorate...

Joyce's position 'imperilled' by Canavan precedent

It's very hard to see how Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce can retain his seat in Cabinet on the available evidence as the dual nationality...

David Suzuki Endorses Charlie Angus As Next NDP Leader

Environmental crusader David Suzuki wants Charlie Angus to become the next leader of the federal New Democratic Party. In a statement released Monday, Suzuki lauded...

BC election 2017: New Westminster

... riding of New Westminster has existed since B.C.'s very first election 1871. An NDP stronghold, New Westminster has gone to the NDP in 15...

From the Grain Growers of Canada reception to the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit, it was a busy start to spring

(subscription) (subscription)Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) President Jeff Nielsen with Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, at the GGC reception at...

Most BC Liberal MPs back Trudeau on pipeline, but say party will take a 'hit'

Four of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's 17 MPs have now said publicly that their constituents are strongly against the project: Veterans Joyce Murray (Vancouver Quadra)...

Tory long shots should note fate of Trudeau's rivals: Delacourt

Joyce Murray, a Liberal MP from Vancouver, was in the news this week, speaking out against Trudeau's approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline. “Incredibly disappointing,”...

Vancouver Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray calls approval of Kinder Morgan pipeline incredibly disappointing

"Cabinet's decision to approve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion project is incredibly disappointing for me and for many in Vancouver Quadra and British Columbia,"...

Dairy crisis: Loan criteria should be revisited, Victorian MP Sarah Henderson says

Dairy farmers in Sarah Henderson's south-west Victorian electorate of Corangamite were left with huge debts after Murray Goulburn (MG) slashed prices. Ms Henderson praised Prime...

Dalton Daily Citizen

"The letter to the editor from Joyce Wright asks the question so many of us would like an answer to. Just why does Whitfield and...

Malcolm Turnbull, Barnaby Joyce seize Murray Goulburn's dairy crisis

As we've mentioned before, on Tuesday in Canberra both Malcolm Turnbull and deputy PM Barnaby Joyce will sit down with the board and senior management...

Week Ahead What's On Listings 11-08-16

Farington Conservative Club, Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827. ..... Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston. Tel: 07757 417664. ..... Tuesday. Chorley and District Gardening Society:...

Labor's Greenbashing Is A Pox On Both Houses

Labor's numbers men seem to have bought the Liberal story from Michael Kroger in Victoria that the Liberals might do a lower house preferences deal...

O'Sullivan back in Senate to continue backing farmers | Queensland ...

QUEENSLAND Senator and staunch farming advocate Barry O'Sullivan has been returned for another term following the completion of vote counting today.and more »...

The Naplan trap: the other side of the plateau is a long downward slope

Fear not Chris and Bernie, the Turnbull/Joyce government have a solution at hand, which is to abandon needs based funding altogether and make sure private...

Coalition row over Michael Kroger's push to 'divorce' Nationals

The move from Mr Kroger for the Liberals to go it alone from the Nationals came amid soaring tensions over three-cornered contests in Indi and...

159-years of farm craft lost in Canberra

THE non-return of Tasmanian Liberal Richard Colbeck to the federal Senate represents another telling blow for farm representation and rural experience, with 159-years of service...

AEC authorises first payments of election funding, including One Nation

Liberal Party of Australia, $23,464,128.62. Australian Labor Party, $22,355,109.55. Australian Greens, $6,337,258.36. National Party of Australia, $3,158,301.63. Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, $1,623,827.11. Nick Xenophon...

Malcolm Turnbull's 'Star Chamber' returns

Along with Credlin — as with most things back then, its dominant force — the 2013 Star Chamber numbered her husband Brian Loughnane (then Liberal...

Coalition's glass ceiling keeps talented women at bay

In the lead-up to the election, retiring women were universally replaced by men in the electorates of Murray, Mackellar and Brisbane. Safe seat and Senate...

Shepard Smith Hit With Gigantic Twitter Backlash After Chastising Bobby Jindal For Saying 'All Lives Matter' On Fox News

Despite the general feeling that Fox News only hires conservatives, Shepard Smith has been an outspoken liberal on the channel. According to Salon, he called...

MDBA relocation potential headache for Coalition

FARM groups are pressuring the newly elected Coalition government to outline a clear commitment to relocating the Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) into a regional...

Two in three Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority staff 'could quit' due to Armidale 'farce'

Two-thirds of the public servants faced with moving to Armidale under Barnaby Joyce's "farcical" plan for de-centralisation would refuse, the workers' union said. Professionals Australia...

Joyce coy on ministerial gossip

NATIONALS leader Barnaby Joyce is remaining tight-lipped about potential ministry machinations as his party members hustle for promotions on the back of a strong showing...

Labor to examine Daniel Andrew's CFA scandal as part of 2016 federal election loss review

Two seats — the Liberal-held electorates of Herbert in Queensland and Hindmarsh in South Australia — are too close to call. National Party MPs met...

Barnaby Joyce to Nationals: election result is stepping stone to greater gains

Joyce emerged after the meeting to signal the National party would demand a fifth spot in cabinet. Asked which portfolio, Joyce said: “We have a...

Liberal-National Coalition agreement must not be secret, Labor says

Depending on how many Liberals were elected, the Nationals' representation would then be determined by the proportion they represented in the party room. “There's nothing...

View Zulu with Classic Movie Group; and other news from clubs and organizations

To register or for more information, contact club president, Jan Bateman, at 903-893-6216. The group meets from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. ... He has served...

Federal election 2016: Nationals play cabinet promotion politics

The first discussions for a new Coalition agreement — one of the most closely guarded secret documents in federal politics — commenced on Tuesday when...

LIVE BLOG Last Updated 9pm AEST Federal election 2016: vote count continues

As Mr Joyce readies to renegotiate the Liberal-National Coalition agreement, a damning assessment for the Nationals has dubbed Malcolm Turnbull's election campaign “aloof'' and “presidential'',...

Federal election 2016: Nationals savage 'aloof' Liberals

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is set to play a key role in any negotiations with minor parties and will be consulted on any deals...

Australian election 2016: Labor says hung parliament in play – politics live

Liberal supporters gathered in front of the stage at Malcolm Turnbull's election night speech were urging each other to make some noise. Not knowing they...

Victorious Barnaby Joyce celebrates

... Mr Joyce said he would spend Sunday with a family picnic. He was also cheering after the country party managed to keep most of...

Federal election 2016: Murray electorate live results

Murray is one of the more intriguing seats in regional Victoria, with the retirement of Liberal MP Sharman Stone giving the National Party its first...

Week Ahead What's On Listings 30-06-16

Farington Conservative Club, Stanifield Lane, Leyland. Tel: 07780 711827. Line Dancing .... Centenary of the Somme: vigil led by Ribble Valley Mayor Joyce Holgate. Participants...

Gang of eight not going without fight

On the campaign trail, Queensland Labor Senate candidate Murray Watt says there is “both an anti-government sentiment but also a general protest vote that is...

Nationals candidate feels 'fed to wolves'

The Nationals candidate in the rural West Australian seat of O'Connor says he's angry his party has "fed him to the wolves" under a preference...

Bucket tipped on basin water plan

The controversial Murray Darling Basin Plan attracted mostly disdain of the Federal Coalition's management of the plan from five of the six forum's participants. The...

NATALIE KOTSIOS, The Weekly Times

Safe Liberal regionals have generally seen smaller — if any — pledges, with more cash going to seats under threat such as Eden-Monaro in NSW...

Murray preference deal rankles

The deal has infuriated many in the Nationals camp, in which Labor guaranteed preferences for the Liberals in three regional seats — including Murray —...

WA Nationals attack Liberal party over 'dirty' preference deal with Labor

The deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals, Barnaby Joyce, with the PM Malcolm Turnbull in Perth. The Western Australian branch of the Nationals...

SU students compete for achievement award

The group also won the $1,000 Director's Collaboration Award for the best team consisting of members from multiple schools, which included the Perdue School; SU's...

MSSU announces spring 2016 dean's list

Baxter Springs: Hailey Sly, Jennifer Hill, Mackenzie Dunbar, Matthew Harris, Morgan Skye, Remington Murray, SkyLeigh Bingham. Bronson: Tammy Heintzelman. Coffeyville: Steven Newby. .... Liberal: Elijah...

Cash in the pipeline | Bendigo Advertiser

Federal agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce announced $20 million in funding for stage two of the South West Loddon Pipeline on Wednesday. Stage two calls for...

Nationals eye a Liberal jewel

His Nationals rival, former Victorian upper house MP Damian Drum, 55, acknowledges Dr Stone did “a pretty good job”, but believes there's still a strong...

Coalition pledges funds for water pipe to drought-hit Victorian farms

The $80 million pipeline will give farms and rural homes in the Wedderburn, Inglewood and Bridgewater districts access to a reliable water supply. The Nationals'...

Election 2016: Liberals vie with Nationals for power in the future Coalition

Needless to say these open contests generate their own tensions in Coalition ranks with senior Liberals grumbling about Joyce's overt politicking in Indi and Murray.

LiveBlogLast Updated 9.30pm AEDTFederal Election Campaign 2016: Day 27

Welcome to 's rolling coverage of the 27th day of the campaign. There are 29 days remaining which means we'll reach the halfway point tomorrow.

THE DAILY BUZZ | Thursday, June 2, 2016

Cr McAnally greeted with excitement Friday's announcement by Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce that if the Coalition were re-elected to government on July 2 it...

RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today

... Tony Abbott comeback to the Liberal leadership. Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce set the hares running on Tuesday when he told AAP the former prime...