Articles from politicalowl
If you are wondering whether Barnaby Joyce will continue to play hard-ball (see the Owl's earlier comment Barnaby Joyce has the power of one) this tweet from Samantha Maiden yesterday is worth noting:
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.
The punting mob are turning to the Greens being the winner of the Batman by-election. Averaging out the odds offered by the major corporate bookies gives the Greens just over seven chances in 10 of beating Labor.
Falling share prices, shrinking wages and super, housing shortages, the Barnaby National Party fiasco is just what Australia needs....a bloody good laugh!!
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