Canavan quits amid Nationals turmoil

THE Australian resources sector is temporarily without cabinet representation after resources minister Matt Canavan quit yesterday to support a failed attempt by his mentor, Barnaby Joyce, to seize leadership of the National Party in the latest round of Canberra’s favourite blood sport.

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Matt Canavan.

Senator Canavan said it was appropriate he stand down while backing Joyce's return to the leadership, after Joyce spent years on the backbench following revelations he had impregnated a staffer during

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