Drought drives protest vote, so Nats pledge more dams

Mike Foley
Updated April 30 2019 - 9:24pm, first published 4:30pm

Mounting his strongest case yet for the National party's election prospects, Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has defended a preference deal with One Nation and dismissed the rise of independent challengers in this election as fallout from drought.

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Mike Foley

Mike Foley

National rural reporter

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