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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.

    Almost incomprehensibly bad politics

    Almost incomprehensibly bad politics

    There's serious division in the Coalition ranks over a push to end vaccine mandates and a controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. Plus, the issue of truthfulness has burned Scott Morrison again.

    Chief political correspondent for ABC's 7.30 Laura Tingle joins PK and Fran this week.

    • 37 min
    Is Australian politics getting uglier?

    Is Australian politics getting uglier?

    As the Morrison Government turns its back on key elements of the climate agreement it signed in Glasgow, a shift in the US-China relationship could create new challenges for Australia on the global stage. Plus, protests on the streets of Melbourne have turned unexpectedly vicious in response to a proposed pandemic bill.

    ABC international affairs analyst Stan Grant joins PK and Fran this week.

    • 27 min
    Electric cars, election campaigning and the beauty of a backflip

    Electric cars, election campaigning and the beauty of a backflip

    The Morrison Government has started to fill in some of the blanks in its plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050 by announcing an electric vehicle policy, but is it enough to neutralise the issue of climate? Plus, as election campaigning begins in earnest, trustworthiness is at the centre of the debate.

    National Affairs columnist for Australian Financial Review Jennifer Hewett joins PK and Fran this week.

    • 34 min
    A terribly messy week: Glasgow, leaked texts and French fury

    A terribly messy week: Glasgow, leaked texts and French fury

    Scott Morrison's trip to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit has been overshadowed by a furious row with French President Emmanuel Macron, further escalating international tensions. Plus, has pork barrelling become normalised in Australian politics?

    ABC Insiders host David Speers joins PK and Fran this week.

    • 36 min
    What is Australia's commitment to net zero by 2050 really worth?

    What is Australia's commitment to net zero by 2050 really worth?

    The Coalition has finally committed to a net zero emissions by 2050 target, but Labor has condemned the lack of substance and detail in the announcement. Plus, while countries around the world struggle to vaccinate their populations, Australians over 18 will soon be able to receive a booster dose.

    Political and international editor of The SMH/The Age Peter Hartcher joins PK and Fran this week.

    • 35 min
    The time has come for politicians to have the courage of their convictions

    The time has come for politicians to have the courage of their convictions

    The Federal Coalition remains embroiled in net zero shenanigans, opening up Scott Morrison to criticism over his ability to wrangle the Nationals. Plus, an unprecedented move to block an investigation into Christian Porter's 'blind trust' renews the debate about integrity in politics.

    Guardian Australia Editor Lenore Taylor joins PK and Fran this week.

    • 35 min

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