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So, what actually goes on in Parliament House? Two journalists new to the Canberra press gallery chat about the week in politics, breaking down what happens in the nation’s Parliament for people who don’t live inside ‘the Canberra bubble’. Join Amanda Copp and Sarah Ison for a 30-minute chat as they pop the coded language to tell you what's really going on.

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So, what actually goes on in Parliament House? Two journalists new to the Canberra press gallery chat about the week in politics, breaking down what happens in the nation’s Parliament for people who don’t live inside ‘the Canberra bubble’. Join Amanda Copp and Sarah Ison for a 30-minute chat as they pop the coded language to tell you what's really going on.

    Political corruption and kids mental health

    Political corruption and kids mental health

    This week there have been investigations by ICAC and IBAC, but what are these anti-corruption bodies? And why doesn’t the federal government have one? Plus we look at a new government plan to improve mental health and talk to a giant in the field about why the plan isn’t good enough. 

     

    Guests: 

    Zali Steggall, Independent MP for Warringah

    Professor Ian Hickie, Former National Mental Health Commissioner

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    • 27 min
    Covid good news and an end to the climate wars?

    Covid good news and an end to the climate wars?

    Vaccine rates are skyrocketing. International borders are opening. New drugs will help people be less sick from Covid-19. Everything is finally looking up! We take you through things you can finally look forward to. Also, climate is back on the agenda and it feels like the climate wars could finally be coming to an end. 

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    • 27 min
    What’s the crossbench and how they keep governments accountable

    What’s the crossbench and how they keep governments accountable

    This week we take a look at the crossbench. What is it? Why is it important? And do they have more power than major parties sometimes? We sit down with crossbench senator Rex Patrick, to talk it all through and how he is helping keep the government transparent and accountable.

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    • 27 min
    Christian Porter’s fall from grace and very angry France

    Christian Porter’s fall from grace and very angry France

    Christian Porter has resigned. He’s been dragged over the coals for something called a ‘blind trust’. We take you through exactly what that is and why Porter remaining in parliament as an MP is still a problem. We also look at why France is so mad at Australia over the US nuclear submarine deal and how that might impact us in the future.

     

    Guests: 

    - Phil Coorey, Australian Financial Review Political Editor

    - Michael Shoebridge, Director of Defence, Strategy and National Security at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

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    • 27 min
    Going nuclear and why companies making a profit still got JobKeeper

    Going nuclear and why companies making a profit still got JobKeeper

    Australia has gone nuclear. Nuclear submarines that is. Sarah and Amanda explain what they are and why the news has made China mad. We also look at how companies that made a profit during the pandemic get to keep billions of dollars in JobKeeper payments.

     

    Guests: 

    - Rex Patrick, Independent Senator

    - Malcolm Davis, Australian Strategic Policy Institute Defence Analyst

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    • 27 min
    Women’s safety and how the government is making things harder for smaller parties

    Women’s safety and how the government is making things harder for smaller parties

    The Women’s Safety Summit was held in Canberra this week, but what does that actually mean for women? Also on the show, the government teamed up with Labor to pass laws that make it harder for smaller parties to get elected. We speak to all-Aussie firebrand, Senator Jacqui Lambie about how it’s impacting democracy.

    Guests: 

    - Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner

    - Jacqui Lambie, Tasmanian Senator

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Toby Gregory ,

Informative & Engaging!

Thanks for putting together a really accessible and engaging program Sarah & Amanda! Appreciate your hard work & insights!

Drew-moho ,

A fun & informative look at Australian politics

Enjoyed the first episode from Amanda and Sarah with their informative take of politics aussie style.

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