The pay-off: public servants offered big bucks to stay with APVMA

The pay-off: public servants offered big bucks to stay with APVMA

The deputy National party leader spent $670,897 to set up two offices in his electorate, more than any fit-out since comparable records began in 2010

Barnaby Joyce's office set-up the most expensive on record

The deputy National party leader spent $670,897 to set up two offices in his electorate, more than any fit-out since comparable records began in 2010

Barnaby Joyce should be afraid. The Nationals profess they’ll hold New England, and Joyce is the favourite. But Tony Windsor is likely to drive him mad and in these days of voter disillusionment, anything can happen.  There will be two riveting contests involving independents at the fast-approaching election – Windsor’s bid to grab back his old NSW seat and MP Cathy McGowan’s fight to hold Indi, in Victoria, against the attempt by former occupant Liberal Sophie Mirabella to regain it.

Barnaby Joyce should be afraid. The Nationals profess they’ll hold New England, and Joyce is the favourite. But Tony Windsor is likely to drive him mad and in these days of voter disillusionment, anything can happen. There will be two riveting contests involving independents at the fast-approaching election – Windsor’s bid to grab back his old NSW seat and MP Cathy McGowan’s fight to hold Indi, in Victoria, against the attempt by former occupant Liberal Sophie Mirabella to regain it.

Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce has played down the prospect of a GST increase, saying it should not happen unless all the states wanted it.

Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce has played down the prospect of a GST increase, saying it should not happen unless all the states wanted it.

2013: Warren Truss inflates the impact of GrainCorp's sale on ports

2013: Warren Truss inflates the impact of GrainCorp's sale on ports

As Barnaby Joyce follows his ambitions, the Nationals are going to have to start paying attention to rural voters, not mining interests — or go the way of the dodo themselves. barnabyjoyce120115 It’s always a joy to see a man doing something he loves and is good at, & so it is watching Tony Windsor on Twitter chronicle the rise and rise of Barnaby Joyce — especially in the past few days, as the pug-nosed knight of St George gathers the endorsements of the oil & CSG men who were once NP…

As Barnaby Joyce follows his ambitions, the Nationals are going to have to start paying attention to rural voters, not mining interests — or go the way of the dodo themselves. barnabyjoyce120115 It’s always a joy to see a man doing something he loves and is good at, & so it is watching Tony Windsor on Twitter chronicle the rise and rise of Barnaby Joyce — especially in the past few days, as the pug-nosed knight of St George gathers the endorsements of the oil & CSG men who were once NP…

Senior Queensland Liberals cast doubt on Ian Macfarlane's switch to the National party room, citing the need for endorsement from the party executive.

Senior Queensland Liberals cast doubt on Ian Macfarlane's switch to the National party room, citing the need for endorsement from the party executive.

Liberals round on Ian Macfarlane as Coalition unity strains

Liberals round on Ian Macfarlane as Coalition unity strains

Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce has been elevated within the ranks of cabinet. The New England MP and Minister for Agriculture and Water was one of the major winners in a reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s order of seniority.  He now holds the No. 5 position, one step ahead of Treasurer Scott Morrison, according to The Australian, who obtained a copy of the official ranking.

Nationals deputy leader Barnaby Joyce has been elevated within the ranks of cabinet. The New England MP and Minister for Agriculture and Water was one of the major winners in a reshuffle of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s order of seniority. He now holds the No. 5 position, one step ahead of Treasurer Scott Morrison, according to The Australian, who obtained a copy of the official ranking.

Overwhelming majority of Australians support the right to strike

Overwhelming majority of Australians support the right to strike

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