Opinion

Want to understand how the Coalition works? Take a look at climate policy

By Mark Kenny
Updated May 25 2022 - 1:13am, first published October 29 2021 - 6:30pm
Barnaby Joyce hasn't appeared at a joint press conference with Scott Morrison since reclaiming the leadership of the Nationals. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The deployment of tailored messaging between city and bush is central to the Nationals' success, and therefore to Coalition success. It is a capacity Labor, as a single, largely metropolitan party, lacks.

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This week's excruciating case of a prime minister being beholden to a rogue section of his own cabinet over climate policy has again drawn attention to the arcane nature of Coalition arrangements.

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