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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.

    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
    Cabinet taskforce: Agenda-setting or window dressing?

    Cabinet taskforce: Agenda-setting or window dressing?

    The latest Cabinet reshuffle sees several women elevated to the highest ranks in government and the establishment of a women's taskforce. But will it leave women doing the heavy lifting?

    David Crowe, the chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, joins Fran and PK.

    • 32 min
    Doing the Morrison shuffle

    Doing the Morrison shuffle

    We go behind the Prime Minister's backflip on gender quotas and his attempt at a reset on Tuesday. Plus, what could a reshuffle mean for Attorney-General Christian Porter and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds?

    Triple J Hack’s Political Reporter Shalailah Medhora joins Fran and Insiders Host David Speers this week.

    • 30 min
    Women March 4 Justice, but where are the blokes?

    Women March 4 Justice, but where are the blokes?

    Thousands of people marched around the country this week to call for an end to sexism and sexual harassment. What will the rallies mean for Parliament House? Plus, what are the practical implications of the government splitting Christian Porter's Attorney-General responsibilities?

    Guardian Australia's political correspondent Amy Remeikis is on The Party Room.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

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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.

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So good!

Great podcast, look forward to it every week! My only criticism is that it doesn't go for longer!

PattoDan ,

Best podcast for Austalian Politics

You want the most objective balanced view of the craziness unfolding in Canberra. There is no better podcast.

Most criticism of the ABC and ABC journalists emanates from Sky news after dark. A lot of that is unfair and often filled errors of fact. If you are capable of recognising real journalism with integrity and want of escape the echo chamber , this podcast ought to be helpful.

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