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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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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.

    I see red, I see red, I see red

    I see red, I see red, I see red

    As the federal government begins selling the budget, senior ministers walk back assumptions that every Australian who wants to be vaccinated will be by the end of the year.

    Shane Wright, Senior Economics Correspondent with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, joins Fran and PK.

    • 32 min
    Budget 2021: Hot chocolate and would you like ideology with that?

    Budget 2021: Hot chocolate and would you like ideology with that?

    It's been called the 'Hot Chocolate' budget after their hit single 'Every 1's a Winner'. In his second pandemic budget, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg clears off the barnacles, neutralises some of the government's vulnerabilities and kicks ideology down the road.

    Fran and PK break it down in this special budget wrap.

    • 15 min
    Backlash over "racist" India travel ban and preparing for the budget

    Backlash over "racist" India travel ban and preparing for the budget

    Controversy over the federal government's temporary travel ban from India has left the Prime Minister feeling the heat from all sides this week, but what does it have to do with Johnny Depp's dogs?

    Patricia Karvelas and Insiders Host David Speers prepare for the federal budget with AM's Sabra Lane.

    • 32 min
    Beating of drums and laying of hands

    Beating of drums and laying of hands

    Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo warns the 'drums of war' are beating louder, after Defence Minister Peter Dutton says Australia should not rule out the prospect of a conflict with China over Taiwan.

    Peter Hartcher from The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald joins Fran and PK on The Party Room.

    • 33 min
    Turning on a dime: Climate and the vaccine rollout

    Turning on a dime: Climate and the vaccine rollout

    This week sees the government hastily pivoting on climate before the Biden Administration's climate summit. Plus, why a milkshake video drew the ire of the internet.

    Guardian Australia's chief political correspondent Sarah Martin joins Fran and PK on The Party Room.

    • 31 min
    Calling time on Watchgate

    Calling time on Watchgate

    Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate breaks her silence over the Cartier watches controversy, but what does gender have to do with it? 7:30's chief political correspondent Laura Tingle is with Fran and PK.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

SamQ ,

The first podcast I listen to each week. Awesome.

PK and Fran are the business. Great discussion and analysis of the week in politics. David Speers is terrific when he covers for one of them too. Love this show.

on the road9 ,

Warning

Beware a hug from the PM!
I find it absolutely repugnant that the PM should masquerade a hug with the laying on of hands. Talk about inappropriate contact especially in this day and age.

Claire Fischer ,

PK's biases are annoying.

I have loved this podacst for a while but Patricia's biases are clearly showing when she talked about our P.M and his views about Marriage Equality and the postal vote. So glad Pete called her out on it and was the voice of reason . I'm progressive, Queer and Voted Yes but she must remain impartial, professional as a journalist anf not become an actiivist. It's so annoying...FAIL .

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