Despite an unsuccessful bid to abolish the Nationals' commitment to net-zero emissions, the party's conservative elements have vowed to force a partyroom vote.
The Labor government has stamped its authority over rank-and-file members who wanted nuclear submarines stripped from the party's policy platform.
Internal pressure is mounting over Labor policy relating to national security and the environment ahead of the party's national conference.
The federal government is set to avoid an embarrassing showdown following a push from within against the acquisition of nuclear submarines.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton is due to make a speech on Friday and will reportedly say the government is "mesmerised" by alternative energy sources.
A group of traditional owners are seeking to overturn plans for a nuclear waste dump on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula in a Federal Court case.
The Japanese government has warned citizens to take cover as a North Korean missile appeared to have flown over and past its territory.
Nationals senator Matt Canavan is pushing to overturn a ban on nuclear energy in Australia saying the industry needed time to grow before an energy crisis hits.
Locals fear Port Kembla could become a target if a nuclear submarine base is built on its waters, while business in Newcastle back the idea.