1. Coalition leaders expect Michael McCormack to stand aside  The Australian
  2. The Nationals' leadership crisis is a problem for Scott Morrison and the Coalition but he is powerless  ABC News
  3. Nats leader, rebel in Valentine's embrace  NEWS.com.au
  4. Coalition’s future depends on what happens in the Nats’ party room  Daily Telegraph
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Days after a break-up in the Nationals party room, Michael McCormack has engaged in some Valentine's Day making up.Days after a break-up in the Nationals party room, Michael McCormack has engaged in some Valentine's Day making up.

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As Barnaby Joyce plans heavy political punches from the backbench, Scott Morrison remains a powerless observer of the crisis destabilising the Coalition, writes Michelle Grattan.Scott Morrison remains a powerless observer of the crisis destabilising the Coalition.

The Nationals' leadership crisis is a problem for Scott Morrison and the Coalition but he is powerless - Politics - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

“So Llew O’Brien is essentially the new Peter Slipper, who ratted on his party and accepted Labor votes to become deputy speaker. The National Party is in meltdown; Michael McCormack’s future in doubt. And remember, it all began with Barnaby Joyce. His ego is untamed. #auspol”

Troy Bramston on Twitter: "So Llew O’Brien is essentially the new Peter Slipper, who ratted on his party and accepted Labor votes to become deputy speaker. The National Party is in meltdown; Michael McCormack’s future in doubt. And remember, it all began with Barnaby Joyce. His ego is untamed. #auspol"

“As Nationals leader Michael McCormack starts talking about trade and jobs in #qt, Barnaby Joyce is seen getting up and walking out, rolling his eyes. #auspol”

Isobel Roe on Twitter: "As Nationals leader Michael McCormack starts talking about trade and jobs in #qt, Barnaby Joyce is seen getting up and walking out, rolling his eyes. #auspol"

“Having lost the Nationals leadership coup against Michael McCormack, Barnaby Joyce now seems intent on destroying the Morrison government. You can find my Saturday @dailytelegraph column now on page 13. Read it here: https://t.co/UDbUh8Um1f”

Sharri Markson on Twitter: "Having lost the Nationals leadership coup against Michael McCormack, Barnaby Joyce now seems intent on destroying the Morrison government. You can find my Saturday @dailytelegraph column now on page 13. Read it here: https://t.co/UDbUh8Um1f… https://t.co/qxyG4i36xQ"

“Barnaby Joyce Loses Nationals Leadership Vote, Michael McCormack Remains Deputy PM https://t.co/WZE8q44Rwa”

Sandra Sully on Twitter: "Barnaby Joyce Loses Nationals Leadership Vote, Michael McCormack Remains Deputy PM https://t.co/WZE8q44Rwa"

When Llew O'Brien turned on the government on Monday and did a deal with Labor, the crossbench and fellow rebel Nationals to be elected as Deputy Speaker, he spoke of the "honour'' of having such a role bestowed upon him.When Llew O'Brien turned on the government on Monday and did a deal with Labor, the crossbench and fellow rebel Nationals to be elected as Deputy Speaker, he spoke of the "honour'' of having such a role bestowed upon him.

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If you don’t live in Queensland, you might not have ever heard of the Liberal National Party. Maybe you assumed it’s another name for the Coalition. It's not -- and the threat to Coalition unity is strong and growing strongerIf you don’t live in Queensland, you might not have ever heard of the Liberal National Party. Maybe you assumed it’s another name for the Coalition. It's not -- and the threat to Coalition unity is strong and growing stronger

Coalition split: How it could happen to Scott Morrison? | The New Daily