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A weekly conversation about Australian politics guided by you. Every Friday, host David Speers and a rotating cast of ABC journalists from around the country answer listener questions about the week’s major stories, and the things they’ve never quite understood about Australian politics. Join the conversation and send in your questions by email on backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au.

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A weekly conversation about Australian politics guided by you. Every Friday, host David Speers and a rotating cast of ABC journalists from around the country answer listener questions about the week’s major stories, and the things they’ve never quite understood about Australian politics. Join the conversation and send in your questions by email on backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au.

    Victoria State Election Special

    Victoria State Election Special

    What can the election campaign in Victoria tell us about the state of Australian politics more generally?

    In the first state-wide poll since the federal election in May, a big question is whether the momentum built by minor parties and independents is continuing.

    And in a rematch between two major party leaders - Daniel (Dan) Andrews and Matthew (Matt) Guy, will the pandemic play a big role in deciding who will next form government in Spring Street?

    David Speers is joined by the host of ABC Radio Melbourne Drive and the Matters of State podcast Rafael Epstein, and ABC News Breakfast co-host Lisa Millar to answer your questions.

    If you have a question you'd like answered next week, send them to backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au

    • 29 min
    Are we friends with China again?

    Are we friends with China again?

    After six years keeping Australia in the cold, Chinese President Xi Jinping met face-to-face with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the G20 summit, in a sign that relations may be warming.

    What does this mean for Australia's security and economy?

    And how can we better protect ourselves from data breaches, after two big ones in recent weeks?

    David Speers is joined by ABC Political Reporter Greg Jennett and ABC Radio Darwin Breakfast host Jo Laverty to answer your questions.

    If you have a question you'd like answered next week, send them to backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au

    • 24 min
    How will Australia be affected if Trump wins in 2024?

    How will Australia be affected if Trump wins in 2024?

    The US mid-term election result spelled bad news for Donald Trump's ambitions for a return to the White House in 2024.

    But as he prepares to announce the beginning of his campaign, he's still the bookies' favourite to win the next US election.

    Would a return to Trumpism change the US-Australia relationship?

    David Speers is joined by ABC Political Reporter Jane Norman and ABC Radio Sydney, Newcastle and NSW Afternoons host Josh Szeps to answer your questions, and give VCE politics students some advice before their exams.

    If you have a question you'd like answered next week, send them to backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au

    • 35 min
    Is raising interest rates working to stop inflation?

    Is raising interest rates working to stop inflation?

    In their Melbourne Cup Day meeting, the Reserve Bank board not only increased interest rates again, they also increased their estimate of where inflation will peak.

    So are their efforts to cool down the economy by raising the cost of debt working? 

    And is a new cable to Tasmania the solution to the mainland's energy woes?

    David Speers is joined by ABC Political Reporter James Glenday and AM host Sabra Lane to answer your questions.

    If you have a question you'd like answered next week, send them to backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au

    • 24 min
    Should we stop listing budget "Winners and Losers"?

    Should we stop listing budget "Winners and Losers"?

    Every time there's a federal budget, news outlets publish a list of "winners and losers" - people who will benefit from the budget changes, and people who won't.

    Is that helpful? Or does it just make people become obsessed with "what's in it for me?"

    The Albanese government's first federal budget carried good news for families, students and people experiencing housing stress, but not much for people struggling with high energy bills.

    To answer your budget questions, David Speers is joined by ABC Political Editor Andrew Probyn and ABC Radio Sydney Breakfast host James Valentine.

    If you have a question you'd like answered next week, send them to backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au

    • 31 min
    Plucking feathers without squawking - the art of federal budgets

    Plucking feathers without squawking - the art of federal budgets

    Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers is set to hand down his first budget next week, and he's trying to keep expectations low.

    The national deficit is standing in the way of some of Labor's biggest election promises - but how much should we worry about deficit, anyway?

    ABC finance reporter Alan Kohler and ABC Radio Brisbane Mornings presenter Rebecca Levingston join David Speers to discuss budgets, bushmasters, and bikies.

    If you have a question you'd like answered next week, send them to backtoyoupodcast@abc.net.au

    • 31 min

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