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On the stump in the Nationals' interest

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Barnaby Joyce Campaign efforts will be worth it if they yield a Senate seat for Shane Van Styn.

Barnaby Joyce: Cory Bernardi deserves to be heard

Barnaby Joyce We constantly hear from the left that we need a robust debate, but when anyone puts a controversial point of view, they go spare.

Planning crucial for future of food

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Barnaby Joyce Is agriculture something of national worth that is best co-ordinated at a national level?

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Just the latest little straw for Gillard's Labor colleagues

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Barnaby Joyce Prime Minister Julia Gillard has told us all that we are going to court for a political divorce but don't worry, it is on September 14 and between now and then we will just get along in bliss as the...

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Acts of God, but not much remedial action in Parliament

Barnaby Joyce The reason for inter-nodal inland transport and communication corridors is self evident.

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Farm sale betrays poor judgment of lie of land

Barnaby Joyce On Friday, the sale of our nation's largest farm to Chinese interests settles. It is an apt metaphor for the change in our status and who the new economic players in our region are.

Farm sale betrays poor judgment of lie of land

Barnaby Joyce On Friday, the sale of our nation's largest farm to Chinese interests settles. It is an apt metaphor for the change in our status and who the new economic players in our region are.

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It's high time for a break

Barnaby Joyce For our nation, too, there is a definitive buoy that looms in the swell of the coming year. The choice is quickly approaching whether we continue with the encumbered crew or place our faith in the...

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Reality check overdue on level of education delivered

Barnaby Joyce The two-syllable word standing in proxy for a sentence is no better exemplified than by the gratuitous ''enjoy'' delivered at the finest restaurant near you.

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Whatever your view, year ahead brings a turning point

Barnaby Joyce The new year is going to be a defining one in where our nation ventures. There has developed a polarisation of the political world, and love them or dislike them, Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard do not...

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Festive message must not be lost

Barnaby Joyce When we try to sanitise the Christian message out of Christmas then it is not Christmas. It becomes a shopping spree circulating around a rather out-of-place fat red chap.

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Views based on little or no idea

Barnaby Joyce There are two very important things to help understand a person. One is their photo collection, because people will always take photos of what's important to them, which is why politicians generally...

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No relief in sight for small business

Barnaby Joyce The market power of the major banks is so dominant that they can ignore any reduction in interest rates the Reserve Bank of Australia delivers, making any such move irrelevant to the management of...

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Personal politics fails the public

Barnaby Joyce There is one week left in the parliamentary year and thank goodness for that.

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Pursuit of justice, not a political snow-job

Barnaby Joyce Paedophilia and the associated sexual abuse and exploitation of children inspire the intense and immediate disgust of all civilised people.

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Water for wetlands equals less for us

Barnaby Joyce There are only really two things that we cannot live without: food and water.

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Audience amnesia is Labor's best hope

Barnaby Joyce Ireckon it is getting close; I really do. The Nauru capitulation, the EU carbon price capitulation, the early MYFEO statements, the recent announcement that, my dear Craig Emerson, we will have a...

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Praising those rare antidotes to tedium

Barnaby Joyce Boring is an affliction like no other. It is hard to grow fond of boring.

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Labor makes waste an art form

Barnaby Joyce As one of my colleagues recently lamented, ''It's like a bad game of cricket, how many times do we have to get these guys out?'' This week, Labor borrowed an extra $4 billion, a lot even for Labor.

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Labor's litany of blunders says it all

Barnaby Joyce There are just so many things that could be affecting Labor's current poor polling that it is difficult to single out one.