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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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    • Politics
    • 4.8 • 20 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.

    More Australian borders come down

    More Australian borders come down

    As Queensland relaxes its borders and South Australia returns to some normality, The Party Room talks about the politics of COVID-19.

    And The Guardian's political reporter Amy Remeikis joins Fran and PK to also discuss the cost of former Finance Minister Mathias Cormann’s campaign for the top job at the OECD.

    • 29 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

MrsLauren ,

So grateful this podcast exists

I’ve recently left Australia and moved to London and I hang out every week for this podcast. As someone who worked in and followed Australian politics, I find this the best way to keep up to date with the happenings and excellent analysis. Well done Fran and PK, huge fan here.

Jabatson ,

A M E N ! ! 🙏

I’m SO grateful this show exists.
Being such a Fran Kelly fanboy, this show is like date night every week!
Being stuck in London, I no longer have the privilege of waking up with Fran each morning. But The Party Room gives me the illusion of a long distant relationship and satisfies my #auspol lust.

SophChesterton ,

Fran and PK on the pulse!

I love this podcast. As a recent Aussie expat, it keeps me up to date with the goings-on in Canberra and around the country and the guests are always high quality. Just the right length and insightful. Thank you for your work!

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