Barnaby Joyce: the differentiator
The new leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Barnaby Joyce, is likely to stamp his independent way of doing business on the party, Michelle Grattan asserts.
The Age’s political editor writes of Joyce and his new leadership role: “You’ll probably see less differentiation of Barnaby and more differentiation of the Nationals.”
Grattan reports that Joyce “networks widely inside and outside his party. He has built a relationship with West Australian Nationals leader Brendon Grylls.”
Senator Joyce is a member of the newly formed Liberal National Party in Queensland, Grattan writes, “the members of which divide into their separate party rooms when they reach Canberra.”
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