35 episodes

Go behind Canberra’s closed doors. Adam Peacock asks politicians and leading commentators to cut the crap and to explain simply how the Australian political system functions, why it was set up the way it was and if they think it needs an overhaul.

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    • 4.8, 78 Ratings

Go behind Canberra’s closed doors. Adam Peacock asks politicians and leading commentators to cut the crap and to explain simply how the Australian political system functions, why it was set up the way it was and if they think it needs an overhaul.

    Trust

    Trust

    Do politicians trust each other and can we trust them? Host Adam Peacock asks former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull why trust in politics and politicians is such a problem.

    • 34 min
    Friends and Foes

    Friends and Foes

    How do personal relationships among politicians influence political progress? Host Adam Peacock speaks to Ed Husic, Labour Member of the House of Representatives, on how politicians navigate relationships with those they fundamentally disagree with, and how they manage friendships for the sake of political agenda.

    • 33 min
    The Deep State

    The Deep State

    What is the Deep State and who really runs our country? Host Adam Peacock asks political commentator Dr Keith Suter whether big business guides the government economically and socially and if politicians are just minor players in the grand scheme of things.

     

    • 27 min
    Lobbying

    Lobbying

    What is lobbying and is it necessary for a democracy? Host Adam Peacock speaks to Danielle Wood, Program Director of Budget Policy and Institutional Reform at the Grattan Institute, about the role of lobbying in Australian politics and whether lobbyists have an influence on political agenda.

    • 25 min
    Spending Our Money

    Spending Our Money

    What happens to our hard-earned tax dollars after they go to the government? Host Adam Peacock sits down with Stuart Ayres, a senior minister in the NSW state Liberal government, to find out what the government spends our money on, and how exactly these decisions are made.

    • 34 min
    Foreign Affairs

    Foreign Affairs

    It seems like a dream job - travelling the world to manage international relationships while getting wined and dined by people with global influence; but is the world of foreign affairs really as good as it seems? Host Adam Peacock sits down with former Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr to learn about the role of diplomatic relations in Australian politics.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

untamed aunty ,

Follow up discussion on leadership needed

Great discussion on leadership. However a follow up discussion is now required to incorporate COVID19 and explore positive strategies to master the challenges of 24/7 media cycle, social media and fake news. Not all politicians are doing badly at managing this. Please discuss the skills of those who are successfully rising to the challenge eg Jacinda Arden and Dan Andrews. There must be academics and journalists you could interview about the road back to public confidence in our political system.

Peels 03 ,

Great podcast Must listen to inform oneself.

Great podcasts feel like all people should listen to it. Especially listening/Watching the leaders debate helps navigate through the Polly spin.

lizabethkate ,

A must listen

This is truely a great podcast that is very informative whilst providing an unbiased view on the Australian political system.

Season 1 sets listeners up for an understanding of our political system and the political parties.

Season 2 is even better with Adam diving into how the media play a part in our politics. Can’t wait for more episodes to be released.

This is a series that any new voter should be listening to.

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