There was a by-election in Orange on the weekend. See Kevin Bonham for results.
Both the Leader and Deputy Leader have resigned after this result, the largest ever swing against a government.
Now my in-laws live at Blayney so the undercurrents against the government were well known there. not many people talked about greyhounds. Lots of people were cheesed off at Council amalgamations. however that issue merely highlighted the fact the Nationals were now acting just like the Liberals.
They had forgotten their grass roots.
Most times when the Nationals go badly this is the problem. As a party they in reality cannot grow. They are a party of narrow sectional interests. Ignore this at your peril.
Troy Grant did and paid the cost. Does Barnaby Joyce realise this?
Andrew Elder on an interesting part of all this.