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After the koala debacle, will the Nationals ditch Barilaro? Watch this space – The Guardian

The NSW deputy premier is pugnacious – but that may not help him continue as leader of his party



The Nationals rarely roll their leaders. Thats not how its done in the bush. Usually they wait for a wounded leader to retire.
After this weeks chaotic events, in which the NSW Nationals brought the Coalition to the brink of destruction over koala protections, there are questions about how John Barilaro, the leader, can work with the Liberals in the future.
The views of the Liberals are no secret. Untenable was how most described Barilaro remaining as deputy premier, a position that automatica…

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