COMMENT: River issues expose Nationals

Jason Modica

Jason Modica

It appears The Nationals have left rural constituents behind for large corporate entities, lobbyists and donors with policy for profits and backroom deals.

The issue of water, and its importance for agriculture and the environment, is finally coming to the centre of National Party ­governance. 

The expose of the private life of former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce raises questions about conflict of interest and due process. I would question what other decisions Mr Joyce has made which will have greater repercussions for our nation. 

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