A former Nationals candidate received a $300,000 federal government grant under the Coalition’s regional jobs scheme, and then appeared in an advertisement spruiking the program in the lead-up to the election.
Scott Morrison has labelled comments by sacked rugby union star Israel Folau linking devastating bushfires to Australia passing laws to legalise abortion and same-sex marriage “appallingly insensitive”.
“I’ve been looking around at the events that’s been happening in Australia this past couple of weeks, with all the natural disasters, the bush fires and the droughts,” he said. After reading a passage
In weeks like this one it becomes quite clear just how much of federal politics is performative. Politicians do things for no discernible reason other than to be seen to be doing something, or to put a
Michael McCormack, deputy prime minister and representative of regional and rural electorates, began the week by “calling out” those “raving inner-city lunatics” who dared to link climate change with worsening
The former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce says he is “disappointed to see yet another piece of Australia sold to the Chinese” after the federal government approved the $1.5bn takeover of Bellamy’s by Mengniu