While Barnaby Joyce used opposition to net zero as weaponry in overthrowing Michael McCormack, he has now found himself needing to deliver to Morrison for Glasgow, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
The matters to be resolved to get the Nationals in the 2050 climate target tent are said to be about money, messaging, protections for regions, and practicalities, but the timeline is unclear, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
With legislation for a federal integrity commission coming soon, Gladys Berejiklian’s resignation has brought into sharper focus the powers of the bodies who investigate integrity in politics, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has accused the QLD premier of attempting to "extort money" by exchanging the opening of her state's borders for more hospital funding, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
Barilaro’s seat of Monaro is on a 11.6 per cent margin. Berejiklian’s Willoughby electorate has a 21 per cent buffer. Constance’s Bega seat is on 6.9 per cent, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.
If Prime Minister Scott Morrison doesn’t go to the Glasgow climate conference, “his absence will send a pretty strong message about his priorities”, Malcolm Turnbull said during his general excoriation of the prime minister this week.
Industry Minister Christian Porter has been forced to resign from cabinet after declining to seek and provide to Prime Minister Scott Morrison the names of the anonymous benefactors who have helped fund his legal costs.