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...
Australia's fire authorities had a nervous Christmas.
Lenore Taylor, Jacob Saulwick TONY ABBOTT'S transport spokesman has cast doubt on his promise that Coalition funding of $4 billion for big projects will put cranes over Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane within a year of its election.
Darren Gray The PM has announced the establishment of a foreign-owned farms registry.
Darren Gray A register of foreign-owned farms in Australia will be established, with Prime Minister Julia Gillard telling farmers that it would provide ''a more comprehensive picture'' of the scope of...
Chris Johnson Kevin Rudd has publicly declared his support for Prime Minister Julia Gillard and has vowed to do all he can to help return Labor to office in next year's election.
Phillip Coorey THE Treasurer, Wayne Swan, branded the Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce xenophobic as a brawl erupted within the federal opposition over the approval for a Chinese-led consortium to buy the giant...
Phillip Coorey THE split within the federal Coalition over foreign investment has worsened with more Nationals protesting against the approved acquisition of Cubbie Station by a Chinese-led consortium, despite...
Michelle Grattan and Richard Willingham Shadow treasurer Joe Hockey has publicly rebuked Nationals Senate leader Barnaby Joyce, in open warfare within the Coalition frontbench about a Chinese-led consortium's purchase of Cubbie Station.
Phillip Coorey, Peter Martin THE Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce says he will continue to speak out against foreign investment in agriculture, insisting his first duty is to the people who elected him.
Chris Johnson Liberal frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull has sparked debate about the quality of parliamentary question time by saying there was an urgent need for more honesty in politics.
Ross Peake A federal Coalition government would be more generous on road funding than Labor by injecting $5 billion to complete the duplication of the Pacific Highway, according to the Nationals.
Michelle Grattan The Nationals are set to recruit a high-profile NSW independent MP, Richard Torbay.
Judith Ireland After a week away - summiteering in exotic places - Julia Gillard was back in town yesterday. Ready for her close-up.
An Australian special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan this month is described at his funeral as 'humble', 'loyal' and 'respectful' by his commanding officer.
The coalition will support the recommendations of Angus Houston’s expert panel on asylum seekers - if the panel recommends coalition policies.
Petrina Berry Nationals leader Warren Truss has told a triumphant LNP party conference that Queensland was fed up with Labor’s mismanagement and that now it was time to spread the sentiment nationally.
Richard Willingham, Jacob Saulwick JULIA GILLARD is understood to have backed away from her promise to introduce a mandatory pre-commitment scheme for using poker machines.
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Phillip Coorey TENSIONS are building inside the federal Coalition over the Nationals' habit of announcing unilateral policy positions on issues including coal seam gas and free trade.