National party

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Guardian Essential poll: Albanese approval rating dips in sign of gruelling political year ahead
Prime minister’s lowest result since last August doesn’t necessarily mean the end of government’s post-election honeymoon

Katharine Murphy Political editor

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Koala preservation opens new front for NSW teals as they seek to win Coalition seats
Independent candidates say government has ‘completely undermined’ the endangered species

Michael McGowan and Tamsin Rose

19, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Coalition scrapped pesticide monitoring program that found residues 90 times the limit on strawberries
The pilot program that ran in 2013 was cancelled by then agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce and the results never released

Anne Davies

11, Jan, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Nationals MP Andrew Gee quits party citing its opposition to Indigenous voice
The member for Calare, who will now sit as an independent, said he ‘fundamentally disagreed’ with party’s position

Paul Karp

23, Dec, 2022 @12:43 AM

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‘Dangerous and deluded’: advocates and MPs criticise sporting codes for pushback on gambling reform
Leading campaigner Tim Costello ‘laughed out loud in disbelief’ at peak body claim existing restrictions ‘had the balance right’

Henry Belot

21, Dec, 2022 @7:39 PM

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Nationals harden stance against Indigenous voice after receiving more detail on proposal
Party leader David Littleproud says there’s ‘no position where the Nats would change their minds’

Tamsin Rose and Josh Butler

09, Dec, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Nationals’ stance on Indigenous voice a ‘slap in the face to black people’, Aboriginal leader says
Laura Hand-Ross says party’s opposition to constitutional recognition is an ‘insult’ that has caused disquiet in the community

Fleur Connick

07, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Matt Kean urges federal Liberals to support Indigenous voice to parliament
NSW treasurer says referendum is an ‘opportunity to unite the nation’ and the party’s backing would ensure broad support for yes vote

Michael McGowan

06, Dec, 2022 @12:08 AM

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‘The surprise element is gone’: how Victoria’s Nationals won voters back from independents
The major parties are now better prepared to fight them, says one defeated candidate, as Nationals win back seats in former strongholds

Adeshola Ore

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Personal conversations not party press conferences will guide regional Australians on an Indigenous voice
Organisers say rural voters are not ‘empty vessels to be filled with political speak’ by the Nationals, who plan to oppose the voice to parliament

Gabrielle Chan

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The rhetoric around the Indigenous voice to parliament shows it’ll be a rough campaign
If this week was an indication of the level of the debate, then Australia is in for a torrid time when referendum process begins in earnest

Lorena Allam

02, Dec, 2022 @1:30 AM

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The Liberals can beat teals – Victoria proves it | Trent Zimmerman
There are clear lessons from the state election for the Liberal party in New South Wales and federally

Trent Zimmerman

30, Nov, 2022 @12:49 AM

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