Just eight of 170 chemical regulator staff accept offer to go bush for Barnaby

A Senate hearing is told the agency at the centre of Barnaby Joyce's controversial decentralisation scheme has convinced just eight of 170 staff to move from Canberra to Armidale.

Abbott and Joyce still stirring trouble for Turnbull on the NEG

Former prime minister Tony Abbott makes a last-ditch bid to derail the Coalition's plan for a National Energy Guarantee, with fellow backbencher Barnaby Joyce also signalling he could cross the floor to vote against it.