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Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.

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    • 4.8 • 2.7K Ratings

Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.

    Who knew what when about an alleged rape; plus Craig Kelly resigns from the Libs

    Who knew what when about an alleged rape; plus Craig Kelly resigns from the Libs

    Pressure remains on the Morrison government over who knew what and when about former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins' rape allegations. Plus, JobSeeker's rate rise and what's behind Craig Kelly's resignation from the Liberal Party?

    Samantha Maiden, Political Editor with news.com.au joins Fran and PK in the Party Room.

    • 32 min
    Furore over the government's handling of rape allegations; plus Facebook's news ban

    Furore over the government's handling of rape allegations; plus Facebook's news ban

    Rape allegations have highlighted the issue of the safety of women in Parliament House. And Facebook has banned Australian users from accessing news in their feeds in response to the federal government's media bargaining code.

    7:30's chief political correspondent Laura Tingle is with Fran and PK to pour over the details.

    • 33 min
    Pressure building over climate change action and IR reform

    Pressure building over climate change action and IR reform

    The Prime Minister's "preference" to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 has been complicated by Nationals backbenchers threatening to cross the floor. Will internal resistance spell the end for a net-zero emissions target?

    Plus, Insiders host David Speers joins Fran and PK to hone in on Labor's industrial relations policy.

    • 28 min
    Leadership, climate and Craig Kelly

    Leadership, climate and Craig Kelly

    The first sitting week of 2021 begins with Prime Minister Scott Morrison under pressure to do more on climate change. And what will division over climate change targets mean for Anthony Albanese's leadership?

    The ABC's political editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran and PK to kick off The Party Room for 2021.

    • 33 min
    An unprecedented year ends with a bang

    An unprecedented year ends with a bang

    The final sitting week of 2020 is ending with the unveiling of a long-awaited IR bill  that’s already causing fireworks.

    On our last episode of The Party Room for 2020 Sydney Morning Herald columnist Jacqueline Maley joins Fran and PK.

    They dissect the issues that dominated politics in 2020: the pandemic, China and climate change

    • 36 min
    The tweet that roared

    The tweet that roared

    An offensive, fabricated tweet sent by the Chinese Foreign Ministry has taken relations with our biggest trading partner to an all-time low.

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s demands for an apology and for the tweet to be taken down have so far been ignored, so what’s the end game?

    Peter Hartcher, the Political and International Editor for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald joins Fran and PK in The Party Room.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

Sleep depraved ,

Searingly good time

Just recommended Party Room to my sister who remains stuck in India. Insightful sharp commentary from two great minds.

Beck_Craig ,

Awesome

I listen to ABC RN of a morning and enjoy listening to Fran Kelly and Sabra Lane. I enjoy this podcast with PK and Kelly. Excellent analysis and intelligent and informed discussion.

you're kidding, surely ,

Too much opinion

Fran and PK happily spend your taxes to create a podcast that is basically a platform for their personal opinions and political leanings.
Nothing new here. Just more taxpayer funded leftist media.. as always.

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