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Nationals push for $10m fines and ability to break up Coles and Woolworths if they abuse market power
Exclusive: David Littleproud says former Coalition government was ‘too slow’ on compulsory grocery code of conduct

Paul Karp Chief political correspondent

26, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Environment minister raises hopes new laws could include federal ban on native forest logging
Tanya Plibersek confirms regional forestry agreements will be covered by upgraded federal environment laws, hinting government may follow Victoria’s lead

Peter Hannam and Paul Karp

25, May, 2023 @4:48 AM

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Perrottet government plan to end native logging in NSW was blocked by Nationals
Exclusive: ‘Ready-to-be-activated’ roadmap adds pressure to Minns government to follow lead of other states in ending controversial practice

Peter Hannam

24, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Nationals leader repays Gold Coast travel expense claim he made after he ‘sought the wrong advice’
David Littleproud left parliament early in February to travel to the Gold Coast, three days after he and his spouse settled on a new apartment there

Paul Karp

24, May, 2023 @12:29 AM

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The sport rorts saga and a ‘stench’ that clung to the Coalition | Ten years of Guardian Australia
Sarah Martin’s revelations of blatant pork barrelling helped bring down a federal minister, leading to ‘hyper-vigilance’ at the last election

Caitlin Cassidy and Nikki Marshall

18, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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NSW moves to end ‘secret’ rental bidding and bring in portable bonds scheme
Exclusive: Premier Chris Minns says legislation will create a ‘fairer’ rental market by providing more certainty and flexibility

Tamsin Rose

09, May, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Paul Toole axed as NSW Nationals leader, sending Coalition into a spin on eve of parliament’s return
Former deputy premier faced leadership spill after colleague Ben Franklin accused of him of misleading colleagues

Tamsin Rose

08, May, 2023 @7:02 AM

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Who is Jacinta Nampijinpa Price, and how did she become a central player in the voice referendum?
The NT senator will steer the no campaign against the Indigenous voice to parliament. From growing up in Alice Springs to joining the shadow cabinet, here’s her background

Josh Butler

18, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Karen Andrews quits shadow cabinet as Dutton reshuffle promotes Jacinta Price to Indigenous affairs
Opposition home affairs spokesperson to sit on backbench before retiring at next election

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

18, Apr, 2023 @12:49 AM

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By choosing to share a stage with One Nation, Barnaby Joyce invited division into his community
The National party has framed its opposition to the voice to parliament as wanting practical outcomes over symbolism. But can it escape the symbolism of being on stage next to Pauline Hanson?

Gabrielle Chan

04, Apr, 2023 @2:28 AM

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No campaign against Indigenous voice criticised for using ‘really dehumanising’ language
Tamworth event was attended by Pauline Hanson, Barnaby Joyce, Alan Jones and former Labor minister

Tom Plevey

03, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Former NSW deputy Liberal leader says party has ‘moved too far to the right’ – as it happened
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Emily Wind and Natasha May (earlier)

03, Apr, 2023 @8:47 AM

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