Barnaby Joyce Quits As Deputy Prime Minister And Nationals Leader

Barnaby Joyce has announced his resignation as Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Nationals Leader today after a turbulent few weeks involving his private life. The resignation comes after the discovery that Mr Joyce had been involved in an affair with his former staffer, Vikki Campion, who is now pregnant with his child. Mr Joyce said…

Nationals Divided Over Barnaby Joyce’s Political Future

Pressure is mounting on Barnaby Joyce as discussions continue within the National Party over whether the Deputy Prime Minister should resign. A mutiny against Mr Joyce is now public as party members remain divided about his position. Senior Nationals have been approached to form a delegation to ask Mr Joyce to step down, the ABC…

WA Education Cuts Face Opposition, Called a “Mistake”

The McGowan Government has been criticism over its cuts to the state’s education, with opposition parties claiming the measures are not in the best interests of students and families. WA’s Greens called the measures a “terrible decision” while the Young Nationals said it was “direct attack on regional Western Australia” after Education Minister Sue Ellery…

Palaszczuk wins Queensland election as LNP concedes defeat

Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a Labor win in the Queensland election, after Tim Nicholls, leader of the LNP, conceded defeat. The Labor government, retaining its majority in Queensland’s government with 48 of the 93 seats, is due to be sworn in on Tuesday. Ms Palaszczuk announced the victory on Friday night after informing the Governor,…

Barnaby expected to win seat back

Barnaby Joyce is the favourite to win his former seat of New England, in a by-election triggered by his disqualification by the High Court. Mr Joyce lost his seat as a result of the citizenship crisis that has seen a number of MPs and senators disqualified for holding dual citizenship. With the coalition government only…

“Electoral Backlash” For “No” Vote Politicians A Possibility in SSM Debate

A Western Australian politics lecturer believes politicians voting against changes to the legislation to include same sex marriage could face repercussions, following the overwhelming ‘yes’ vote in the plebiscite. Murdoch University lecturer Ian Cook said there were going to be “plenty of representatives going against their electorate’s wishes”, and it was a question of whether…

Turnbull Government At Risk After Shock High Court Decision

Deputy Prime Mister Barnaby Joyce was deemed ineligible to sit in Parliament due to dual citizenship today, leaving the Turnbull Government’s majority at risk. The High Court decision has sparked a by-election in the New South Wales seat of New England. Mr Joyce referred himself to the High Court on August 14, after realizing he…

Nationals Deputy Leader Fiona Nash Latest in Dual Citizenship Woes

National Party deputy leader Fiona Nash has become the latest to fall over the dual citizenship saga, joining Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as the latest to refer themselves to the high court. Senator Nash claimed she has British citizenship by descent, making a short, unheralded statement to the Senate on Thursday evening just before…

Abbott Urged The Senate To Scrap Carbon Tax

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has urged Senators to support the scrapping of Labor’s controversial Carbon Tax. The Coalition claimed that scrapping the Carbon Tax can save 550 dollars a year for an average family. In a video statement, Mr Abbott urged the Senate to do the right thing this week by scrapping both the Carbon Tax and the Mining…

WA Nationals Leader Steps Down

Brendon Grylls has confirmed that he will step down as the leader for the WA Nationals Party along with the role as the Minister for Regional Development, but he will retain his seat as the Member for the Pilbara. In a press conference this afternoon, Mr Gyrlls spent more than half hour trying to justify why…