Alice Workman and Lane Sainty from BuzzFeed News take you into the corridors of power at Australian Parliament House to dissect the latest goings on in federal politics.
Episode 45: Don’t Cry For Me I’m Georgina
WTF Super Saturday?!?!!? This is the audio of our live Twitter show ‘Super Sunday Brunch’ wrapping up everything that happened across the five by-elections and how the polls/pundits got it so wrong! Featuring an IV with Labor senator Doug Cameron and a political panel of Guardian Australia’s Amy Remeikis, IPA’s Evan Mulholland, electoral analyst from tallyroom.com Ben Raue and former Labor senator Sam Dastyari. CHECK OUT the videos on our socials including the amazing Talking Memes!& BIG UPS TO @jjjove for the amazing title Don’t Cry For Me I’m Georgina.
Episode 44: No Then Yes Then No Again
Bill Shorten makes a captain’s call. Anthony Albanese makes a speech. IS IT ON in the Labor Party? Probably not tbh but it’s always fun to speculate!Alice chats to workplace minister Craig Laundy and Labor frontbencher Ed Husic on the live show about tax cuts, higher education changes, PaTH internships and The Bachelor! Such fun!
Episode 43: Malcolm Turnbull Loves Sport
Got a problem streaming the World Cup (that has nothing to do with the NBN because that is totally working just fine ok thanks for asking)? Malcolm Turnbull will fix it! Or make a phone call complaining about it to the Optus CEO. Good luck to Mike and the boys!Victorian Liberal senator Jane Hume and Labor MP Terri Butler join #BFOzPol to talk about what needs to happen to stop the violence against women in Australia, and how the government’s #metoo inquiry into workplace sexual harassment will work.
Episode 42: Cash Wednesday
Michaelia Cash has been reissued with a subpoena for the AWU’s court challenge against the raids on their offices last October. What does it mean (nothing really, we don’t have a court date). ALSO we finally get to the truth of the infamous WHITEBOARD incident. Revenue and financial services minister Kelly O’Dwyer joins us to talk Barnaby Joyce, super, and whether Australia should follow Ireland and decriminalise abortion. Also, political reporters Amy Remeikis from the Guardian Australia, Myles Morgan from SBS and Rachel Baxendale from The Australian drop in for a chat.
Episode 41: $7 Bunnings Suits
Here’s one we (partially) recorded earlier! Nick’s filling in for Lane while she’s on holidays.It’s episode two of our Twitter show #BFOzPol LIVE from the BuzzFeed bunker in Parliament House, on a sitting week Wednesday at 11am. Labor senator Kimberley Kitching takes the $7 Bunnings suits worn by Parliament House security officers for a road test. Tom McIllroy from the Financial Review gives us the lowdown on Senate #estimates … including the tale of punter “Bluey”, who was fined $250 for flipping off Malcolm Turnbull after he claimed the PM cut in line at the pub. Also, Kylar Loussikian from the Daily Telegraph and Phoebe Wearne from The West Australian join our journo panel!
Episode 40: Malcolm's Marine Biologists
A quick update from Alice about a super exciting project happening on 09 May, the morning after Scott Morrison’s not-Christmas-in-May Budget. #BFOzPol