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In the Australian Politics podcast,  Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you

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    • 4.4 • 27 Ratings

In the Australian Politics podcast,  Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you

    Jim Chalmers on the economy’s big challenge and big chance

    Jim Chalmers on the economy’s big challenge and big chance

    Political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to the treasurer, Jim Chalmers, about the objectives of a ‘values-based capitalism’ that strengthens democracy, ahead of his upcoming essay for The Monthly. He also responds to this week’s inflation figures and reveals an intention to address entrenched disadvantage in the May budget

    • 31 min
    2022 wrapped: a year of political change with Katharine Murphy

    2022 wrapped: a year of political change with Katharine Murphy

    This year Australia has seen a change of government, the introduction of a large progressive crossbench and a slew of concerns, from the rising cost of living to modern threats against national security. Political editor Katharine Murphy talks to Jane Lee about the Albanese government’s achievements and its biggest challenges going into the new year

    • 30 min
    Clare O’Neil on national security amid cyber hacks and threats to democracy

    Clare O’Neil on national security amid cyber hacks and threats to democracy

    In the final episode of Australian Politics for 2022, political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to the minister for home affairs and cyber security Clare O’Neil about the strategic challenges for Australia and the region. These include the increased likelihood of cyber-attacks, decreasing trust in democracy and growing risks of foreign interference

    • 37 min
    Greg Combet on super funds investing in housing and renewables

    Greg Combet on super funds investing in housing and renewables

    With superannuation assets of Australians totalling over $3tn, political editor Katharine Murphy talks to former Labor minister and trade unionist Greg Combet about how super funds can work with the government to address Australia’s shortage of social and affordable housing – and invest in a transition to renewable energy

    • 38 min
    David Pocock on learning policy and politics as a first-time Senator

    David Pocock on learning policy and politics as a first-time Senator

    After a late-night sitting with the industrial relations package and the Territory Rights Bill, David Pocock speaks with political editor Katharine Murphy. They discuss how he makes informed decisions and what he has learnt about the workings of federal politics

    • 33 min
    Labor sits strong as the Liberals’ soul-searching continues

    Labor sits strong as the Liberals’ soul-searching continues

    Political editor Katharine Murphy is joined by Essential Media’s Peter Lewis and the Australia Institute’s Ebony Bennett to analyse the latest Guardian Essential poll. Together, they discuss the busy end of the parliamentary term, the party leaders’ approval ratings, and the state of the Liberal party after electoral losses federally and in Victoria

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Ms Aussie ,

Great journalism

Love this podcast. As an Australian living overseas this podcast gives me a clear understanding of what the key issues in Australian politics are back home. Thanks to the Guardian Australia team for doing such a great job.

[Rrr] ,

It’s a “Two Cheers for Journalism” kind of podcast

This is strictly a middle-of-the-road, left-of-the-moderate-left kind of podcast from the “Guardian Australia” website. Tune in to hear how many times the host can say “right?” in between every clause of a conditional hypothetical to her guest.

Hollie Would ,

Great journalism

Katherine provides great insight into Australian politics. As an Australian living abroad, this podcast helps me get a thorough wrap up of what’s happening in Canberra.

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