Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce

Barnaby Joyce is Federal Minister for Agriculture, Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Member for New England.

Barnaby Joyce warns of threat to resource security

Michelle Grattan Nationals Senate leader issues warning on ownership of strategic assets by foreign state-owned companies.

Barnaby Joyce on Afghanistan

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The Nationals' Senate leader, Barnaby Joyce, voices his misgivings with those calling for a 'debate' on Australia's role in Afghanistan.

Agriculture

New South Wales farm co-op Norco lifts fresh milk exports to China

 Milk ahoy: Norco is flying about 16,000 litres of fresh milk a week into Shanghai, and says the demand is growing.

Jared Lynch A farmer co-operative in northern New South Wales has a relatively simple plan to capitalise on Asia’s fast-growing middle class

Letters to the Editor

Lessons of history fail

Letters to the Editor It might not have been the war to end all wars, but it was the last one broadly to keep to the laws of war and maintain conventional regard for civilian life.

Woolies cancels buyers meeting with AusVeg farmers

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Esther Han Woolworths has cancelled a ''critically important'' meeting between Australian farmers and 40 international buyers, the growers' peak body claims, in retaliation for their public protest against...

Tony Abbott ready to pull the plug on ABC's foreign service

Heath Aston, James Massola Prime Minister Tony Abbott has given a clear indication the government is moving towards stripping the ABC of its foreign broadcast service, the Australia Network.

Hockey calls end to 'age of entitlement'

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Mark Kenny Treasurer Joe Hockey has bluntly warned Australians that the days of governments saving businesses and jobs had passed, telling them, ''the age of entitlement is over, and the age of personal...

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Farmers seek long-term support as $320 million drought relief package unveiled

Heath Aston, Jonathan Swan Hundreds of drought-battered farmers will be able to access discount loans of up to $1 million within a week - but the farming sector says it will push for more ''long-term'' financial support.

Ms Fix-it

Peta Credlin, Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Jane Cadzow As chief of staff to Tony Abbott, Peta Credlin is regarded as the organisational brain behind the prime minister - and by some as having way too much power.

Coalition celebrates a religious Easter: Eight of 19 cabinet members are Catholic

SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - SEPTEMBER 07:  Australian Prime Minister-elect, Tony Abbott claims victory in the 2013 Australian Election on September 7, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Liberal-National Coalition leader Tony Abbott was elected Prime Minister in a landslide victory over Labor leader Kevin Rudd, bringing the conservative party to power for the first time in six years.  (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

Jonathan Swan Catholics are in power this Easter, with the highest proportion of ministers of that faith occupying senior positions in a Coalition government.

Joyce billed public for NRL games

Barnaby Joyce during a State of Origin touch rugby match at Parliament House Canberra on Wednesday 26 June 2013.

Jonathan Swan, Lisa Visentin Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce billed taxpayers nearly $5000 for ''official business'' travel while attending rugby league games, as senior ministers hint it is inevitable the Abbott government...

New video of Australian animals being mistreated in Mauritius alarms activists

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Lara O'Toole, Amanda Hoh Graphic footage of Australian bulls being mishandled in Mauritius has alarmed animal cruelty activists and renewed calls for tougher penalties on exporters.

Tony Abbott dismisses 'obsessive' slur on chief of staff Peta Credlin

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Heath Aston, Jonathan Swan The tight circle that surrounds Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shrugged it off as a verbal hand grenade tossed by an embittered member overlooked for promotion.

Politicians get office decor down to a fine art

Liberal Senator Ian Macdonald poses with a stuffed fish,

Bianca Hall A black and white portrait of Liberal Party legend Sir Robert Menzies hangs in pride of place in Prime Minister Tony Abbott's office, near the staunch monarchist's portrait of the Queen.

Tightening visa access will hurt regional economies, says Joyce

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Chris Hammer A move to tighten the 457 temporary visa program could do immense damage to regional economies, according to National Party Senate Leader Barnaby Joyce.

Gillard in Beijing to forge historic partnership

Paul Osborne Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reassured China that Australia is open to foreign investment ahead of signing an historic ''strategic partnership'' deal with Premier Li Keqiang involving annual...

Joyce to challenge Windsor

Judith Ireland Queensland senator Barnaby Joyce has been preselected as the Nationals candidate for the seat of New England, setting up a battle with independent MP Tony Windsor and potentially paving the way for...

Windsor not Palmer's phantom candidate

Independent MP Tony Windsor with MPs from the Cross Party Working Group on Refugees, comment on asylum seekers during a doorstop interview, at Parliament House in Canberra, on Tuesday 24 July 2012. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

Amy Remeikis Tony Windsor says he is not Clive Palmer's phantom federal candidate despite rumours of the independent federal MP joining the United Australia Party, sparked by a cryptic tweet.

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Hazel Hawke dies after battle with dementia

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Carolyn Webb and Catherine Chisholm Hazel Hawke has died peacefully after succumbing to complications of dementia, her family announced on Thursday.

Australia farewells Hazel

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Tony Wright One of Australia's most loved figures, Hazel Hawke has died at the age of 83.