Nationals in disarray as rebel MP Llew O’Brien is elected deputy Speaker

Several Nationals defect in secret ballot to elect Oโ€™Brien, who earlier in the day said he was no longer in the partyroom The government has suffered a โ€œhumiliatingโ€ defeat on the floor of parliament after Labor successfully overruled the Coalition and elevated renegade Nationals MP Llew Oโ€™Brien as deputy Speaker.Oโ€™Brien, who quit the Nationalsโ€™ partyroom on Monday … Read more

Behind Closed Doors

Behind closed doors: Morrison is set to tell the Queensland Resources Council that the Coalition wants to outlaw boycotts of businesses that work with coal companies, calls them “more insidious threat… than a street protest”. He will also promise to protect other sectors that have a significant carbon footprint including gas projects, abattoirs, airlines and … Read more