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The end of political coverage as usual – with Lenore Taylor
The dust is beginning to settle on an election where Australians overwhelmingly voted for the end of politics as usual. But during the election campaign, voters were continually bombarded with gaffes, gotcha questions and empty political theatre. In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the disconnect between the media, the major parties and voters who are clamouring for a more productive and representative political debate
The race to protect the deep sea
The world may be on the verge of a ‘deep sea gold rush’ with mining companies and countries – including the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru – vying for the rich minerals found on the deep seafloor. Environmentalists and other Pacific nations are calling for a moratorium on this mining, until more can be learned about its impact. Kalolaine Fainu reports from Papua New Guinea on how deep-sea mining could threaten daily life in coastal communities, and Pacific editor Kate Lyons explores the race to protect the deep sea Do you have 5min to take our listener survey?
How the Greens won Queensland
The Greens are set to gain several seats in the Senate and will likely win three lower house seats in Brisbane – the best election result for the party in Australian political history. Guardian Australia’s Queensland correspondent Ben Smee explains how a years-long political experiment by the Greens helped deliver this stunning election result Do you have 5min to take our listener survey?
How Vladimir Putin rejuvenated Nato
Finland and Sweden this week formally applied to join Nato after years of non-alignment. Jon Henley reports on how the Ukraine war has given the alliance a new lease of life
A wake-up call for the major parties
The Coalition is in disarray after a Labor election victory but both of the major parties recorded their lowest primary votes in the modern era. What will this mean for the future of the Liberal party and, with an expanded climate-focused crossbench, what can we expect from the new Labor government? Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Sarah Martin, joins Laura Murphy-Oates to discuss what’s next for the major parties
After a wild ride, Labor wins historic 2022 federal election
Anthony Albanese will be the prime minister of Australia, perhaps in minority government with independents who campaigned on climate change, integrity and respect for women, doubling the cross-bench in the lower house. Editor-in-chief Lenore Taylor and political editor Katharine Murphy join Jane Lee to discuss how we got here Do you have 5min to take our listener survey?
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