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Barnaby Joyce has the power of one

February 14, 2018 - 11:15 -- Admin

A government with a majority of one has to be careful how it deals with its members. To be avoided at all costs is having one quit. So a strong-willed individual MP potentially has the power to make or break.Just something to keep in mind while wondering why Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has not acted decisively to get Barnaby Joyce replaced as leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister.

Queensland Nationals Barry O'Sullivan's advice on the Joyce affair: 'don't shoot your best horse'

February 13, 2018 - 09:31 -- Admin

Michelle Grattan, University of CanberraOutspoken Queensland Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan has declared Barnaby Joyce a “once-in-a-generation type of politician” who remains a big asset to the Nationals despite the sharp grassroots reaction to his affair with his former staffer.With some Nationals reeling from the backlash to