A former international rower turned Carnarvon publican has nominated to be the Nationals WA candidate in the North West Central by-election sparked by the surprise retirement of Vince Catania.
Peter Law and Josh Zimmerman
Shane Love has slammed the State Government’s $2 million probe into the possible relocation of Fremantle Port’s live export berth, saying the move won’t happen while the ALP remains divided.
New Zealand is on track to become the first country in the world to tax farmers for emissions caused by belching cattle and sheep.
WA Labor may not contest the North West Central by-election created by the shock retirement of Nationals MP Vince Catania, who said he had “no more fuel left in the tank” after 17 years in State Parliament.
Peter Law and Caitlyn Rintoul
Vince Catania has dropped a bombshell on the WA National Party by announcing his resignation from state politics, plunging the depleted Alliance further into disarray.
Agriculture Minister Murray Watt has shut down hopes Labor might change its mind on banning live sheep exports but has promised to work with industry to transition “in an orderly fashion”.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will travel to Jakarta for key talks with Indonesia's president in his second overseas visit.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says resetting China-Australia relations won't be done on auto-pilot mode and will require concrete actions.
The Australian Meat Industry Council is calling on newly-minted Federal Agriculture Minister Murray Watt to work with the sector to tackle issues including labour shortages, biosecurity and trade barriers.
James Hayward has had a charge of persistent sexual conduct against a child dropped, with prosecutors saying it was in the public interest.
State Opposition Leader Mia Davies has tested positive for COVID after feeling unwell and is urging anyone she came in contact with over the past two days to get checked.
Rebecca Le May
Senior Liberals and Nationals say laws are not needed to enshrine net-zero emissions by 2050, despite voters making climate a key issue at the polls.
Maeve Bannister and Dominic Giannini
New Nationals leader David Littleproud says taking the party's top job was no reflection on his predecessor as he begins cabinet negotiations with the Liberals.
David Littleproud says taking the Nationals' top job was no reflection on his predecessor, as Barnaby Joyce revealed he had a leadership 'transition' plan.
David Littleproud is the new Nationals leader after defeating Barnaby Joyce and Darren Chester in a leadership ballot in Canberra on Monday.
Kimberley Caines and Peter Law
The Nationals' high-profile deputy leader David Littleproud will nominate for the leadership position of his boss, Barnaby Joyce.
WA Nationals leader Mia Davies has reaffirmed her party’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 while urging her Federal colleagues ‘take stock’ in the wake of Saturday’s election result.
WA’s shadow treasurer has blasted the McGowan Government for slashing biosecurity spending by $3.6 million in the State Budget, with declared pest control activities set to cop the full force of the cut.
Farmers will have to wait another week to find out who the new Federal agriculture minister will be, as speculation mounts over who will claim the portfolio vacated by David Littleproud.
Rick Wilson says the Coalition’s Federal election drubbing has given the Liberals the chance to hit the reset button and develop a ‘much bolder policy agenda’ for agriculture.
Inner-city Liberal voters punished the Coalition for not being ambitious enough with climate change, but one Nationals senator has made a sensational claim about climate change.
David Littleproud is battered but not bruised after being ousted from his role as agriculture minister after the Coalition’s wipe-out, even offering to lend a hand to his successor.
Agriculture leaders say they are ready to work with new Albanese Government and have urged the new Prime Minister to prioritise biosecurity, labour shortages and resetting the trade relationship with China.
The Nationals retained every incumbent seat at the election, and picked up a senator, due to voters knowing what the party stood for, says leader Barnaby Joyce.
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