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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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    • 4.3 • 6 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.

    Australia's alleged war crimes

    Australia's alleged war crimes

    PK and David Speers talk about the landmark report outlining Australia's alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.

    • 33 min
    Does Canberra have a culture problem?

    Does Canberra have a culture problem?

    A Four Corners investigation has raised concerns about the conduct of two senior Cabinet ministers and their dealings with female staffers.

    It’s also raised questions about the workplace culture in Parliament House, and the lack of industrial protections for political employees.

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

    • 33 min
    What just happened in the United States?

    What just happened in the United States?

    What will the outcome of the US election mean for Australia?

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he’s confident in American democracy and that the historic turnout is “actually a demonstration of democracy working.”

    The Australian Financial Review’s Political Editor, Philip Coorey joins the Party Room to discuss the US poll, that other election in Queensland and the momentum toward a federal anti-corruption agency.

    • 28 min
    Lockdown ends, but not lockdown politics

    Lockdown ends, but not lockdown politics

    Melburnians are rejoicing over the long awaited easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

    And with the Reserve Bank now suggesting Australia may have come out of recession, there are plenty of reasons for optimism.

    But there’s anger as well as elation, with federal Liberal MPs highly critical of the way the Victorian Government has been handling the crisis.

    Host of Drive on ABC Melbourne, Raf Epstein joins PK and guest co-host David Speers on The Party Room.

    • 34 min
    Dodgy deals and political vitriol

    Dodgy deals and political vitriol

    The gulf between Victoria and the Federal Government is widening as bickering over the pace and priorities of the state’s reopening gets personal.

    And in senate estimates, the spotlight on a dodgy land deal is prompting fresh calls for a federal anti-corruption body.

    ABC Political Editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran and PK in the Party Room to dissect the latest developments in #auspol

    • 32 min
    Too good to lose?

    Too good to lose?

    The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian are both under incredible pressure.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has lifted them to national prominence but they’re now both embroiled in accountability issues.

    Both premiers have survived no confidence motions but are they dispensable or too good to lose?

    This week Laura Tingle, chief political correspondent with 7.30 joins the Party Room to discuss leadership, integrity and judgement, along with the same old political fights over tax cuts contained in the Federal Budget.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Jitendra R ,

Great pod cast

Interesting summary of significant political events. Unconventional format makes me look forward to new episodes.

Half Yank Down Under ,

A great chat about the chaotic world of Aussie politics

Wonderful insightful host with great discussions about the topics of the week. Wish they went long or maybe did a side show with a longer format looking at a signal issue

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