The former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce is positioning himself for a return to cabinet following the Coalition’s shock election win, as Scott Morrison prepares to unveil his new-look frontbench as early as next week. However, Nationals MPs say Joyce will still agitate to be reinstated to the ministry after he was demoted following revelations of his affair with an adviser. The Nationals will be hoping to retain five positions in Morrison’s cabinet, with a vacancy created by the departure of Northern Territory senator Nigel Scullion. There are internal criticisms Abbott did not get enough support from Morrison during his campaign in Warringah. “Franking credits was a controversial policy, a controversial policy for which, no doubt, we lost some votes.
Source: The Guardian May 21, 2019 09:20 UTC