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Koala planning policy issue 'won't go away' for NSW Coalition

Koala planning policy issue 'won't go away' for NSW Coalition

Senior NSW Liberal ministers say their upper house colleague's decision to block a koala planning policy will make it more difficult to devise a new version of the bill.

  • by Lucy Cormack and Alexandra Smith

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Koala policy reversed after Liberal MP votes against bill, gets sacked

Koala policy reversed after Liberal MP votes against bill, gets sacked

Premier Gladys Berejiklian has dumped upper house Liberal Catherine Cusack from her role as a parliamentary secretary after she voted against a government bill, reversing changes to a key koala planning policy that was meant to end division within the Coalition.

  • by Peter Hannam and Alexandra Smith
Top Albanese staffer resigns after 'malicious, false' attack
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Top Albanese staffer resigns after 'malicious, false' attack

Labor leader Anthony Albanese's deputy chief of staff Sabina Husic has resigned after an anonymous "defamatory attack" online.

  • by Angus Livingston
Labor MPs round on Joel Fitzgibbon as climate spat turns nasty

Labor MPs round on Joel Fitzgibbon as climate spat turns nasty

Labor MPs have lashed out at their colleague amid a bitter spat over climate policy, which threatens to further destabilise Anthony Albanese's leadership.

  • by Rob Harris
From breakfast TV to the backbench: What's driving Joel Fitzgibbon?

From breakfast TV to the backbench: What's driving Joel Fitzgibbon?

Joel Fitzgibbon spent 18 months as the Labor caucus' most polarising figure before he quit the shadow ministry on Tuesday.

  • by Rob Harris
'Appalling behaviour': PM's state Liberal representative lashed in open letter
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Alex Hawke

'Appalling behaviour': PM's state Liberal representative lashed in open letter

Liberal powerbroker Alex Hawke has been accused of "appalling behaviour" against colleagues in an email widely sent to executive members and even a Labor MP.

  • by Angus Thompson and Alexandra Smith
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Liberals back down on koalas after Barilaro bluster

Liberals back down on koalas after Barilaro bluster

NSW government is planning to weaken its reforms and limit protections for koalas on privately-owned farmland in a big win for the Nationals party.

  • by Mike Foley
'No end game, clear plan': NSW Nationals elder warns party has lost its way
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John Barilaro

'No end game, clear plan': NSW Nationals elder warns party has lost its way

One of the Nationals' longest serving MPs has spoken out about his concerns about the future of the parliamentary party. 

  • by Alexandra Smith and Deborah Snow
Liberals reach agreement with Nationals to end the koala war

Liberals reach agreement with Nationals to end the koala war

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the Liberals had reached an in-principle agreement with the Nationals over the policy to be taken to cabinet next week.

  • by Tom Rabe
'John will be back, stronger than ever': Grassroots Nationals back Barilaro
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NSW

'John will be back, stronger than ever': Grassroots Nationals back Barilaro

More than 20 branches of the National Party have unanimously backed Deputy Premier John Barilaro's leadership.

  • by Alexandra Smith
Nationals MP at centre of fresh koala policy controversy

Nationals MP at centre of fresh koala policy controversy

Stephen Bromhead relayed concerns to the Planning Minister on behalf of property developers and Coalition donors connected to a major venture in Taree.

  • by Tom Rabe and Alexandra Smith