43 episodes

Go behind Canberra’s closed doors. Adam Peacock asks politicians and leading commentators to cut the crap and to explain simply how the Australian political system functions, why it was set up the way it was and if they think it needs an overhaul.

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Go behind Canberra’s closed doors. Adam Peacock asks politicians and leading commentators to cut the crap and to explain simply how the Australian political system functions, why it was set up the way it was and if they think it needs an overhaul.

    Ministers

    Ministers

    All ministers are politicians but not necessarily experts in their assigned area - a health minister usually isn't a doctor and an education minister doesn't need to have been a teacher. So how do ministers have the authority to make decisions that are in the best public interest? Adam Peacock is joined by Labor MP Jason Clare to discuss how ministers are elected, what it takes to be good at the job, and all the ego and ambition that gets mixed in with it.

     

     

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    • 33 min
    Chief of Staff

    Chief of Staff

    They are the person behind the politician. The one to help them think, devise strategy and run their office: The Chief of Staff. Adam Peacock is joined by former Chief of Staff to state premiers and Prime Ministers, Clive Mathieson to discuss the huge impact this role has on how a politician performs. 

     

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    • 29 min
    Speech Writing

    Speech Writing

    Some of the greatest moments in political history are no accident, and an impactful speech from a leader can inspire change. Adam Peacock talks to Terry Szuplat, former speechwriter to one of the 21st Century’s great orators, President Barack Obama to learn about the art of a great speech; from concept to delivery and everything in between. 

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    • 35 min
    Local Government

    Local Government

    We hear plenty about the main show in Canberra and state politics, but what does local government mean in the Australian political landscape? Deputy Lord Mayor of City of Sydney, Jess Scully joins Adam Peacock to chat about the importance of local government, how it perhaps affects us more than state or federal politics and the tricky nature of being neighbours with the people that did or didn't vote you in. 

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    • 34 min
    China

    China

    The superpower base seems to be shifting and our northern neighbour China is becoming increasingly influential. Adam Peacock chats to former ambassador to China Geoff Raby to discuss to rise of China, from the delicate political balance to how the relationship touches our day to day existence.

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    • 26 min
    Debt

    Debt

    We hear a lot about it, but what actually is government debt? Adam Peacock sits down with acclaimed journalist Shane Wright to find out what happens when Australia’s balance sheet is in the red and how much it affects our daily lives.

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Resonates ,

Good lefty take on Australian politics

Interesting podcast, but the host has a definite leftist bias. More objectivity would help this podcast’s credibility.

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