Regional Australia is already feeling the devastating impacts of climate change, including the new phenomenon of "flash droughts", a new report reveals.
The former party leader argues the Nationals should hold more power in the Coalition, highlighting Nationals cabinet ministers share responsibility for just 3.45 per cent of the total federal budget.
The federal Health Minister would not say if the government was talking to Pfizer about buying more vaccine doses.
"Had such guidelines and practices been in place, we would not have seen the confusion that has been evident this year."
"The government is not reacting in a careful strategic way. It's just responding to the most recent event or the most recent provocation."
Comment: Former leader of the Nationals in the Senate, Ron Boswell AO reflects on some key moments with the late Doug Anthony.
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sympathised with farmers trying to get seasonal harvest labour.