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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.

    Going nuclear: Australia's new position in the Asia-Pacific

    Going nuclear: Australia's new position in the Asia-Pacific

    A landmark new security alliance with the UK and the US could escalate Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific, but will this increase tensions with China? Plus, Christian Porter's in hot water over an anonymous donation and Labor tackles diversity in its ranks.

    • 32 min
    Politics or action: women's safety back in the spotlight

    Politics or action: women's safety back in the spotlight

    With women's safety back in the spotlight, there's growing pressure on the Federal Government to do more to protect women and girls. Plus, as the states stoush over vaccine allocation, Scott Morrison's secretive trip to Sydney to visit for Father's Day has drawn ire.

    • 37 min
    You can't have a National Plan when it's not a national story

    You can't have a National Plan when it's not a national story

    As state and federal leaders continue to clash over the National COVID Plan, the vaccine rollout in Indigenous communities has come under the microscope. Plus, how should the Morrison Government deal with the companies who received JobKeeper while reporting soaring profits?

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

    • 37 min
    Political conflict and theatre around COVID

    Political conflict and theatre around COVID

    The Morrison Government is reclaiming the COVID narrative, but Labor's got a bone to pick about the national plan to reopen the country. Plus, in the wake of the crisis in Afghanistan, is it time to revisit Australia's tough border policy?

    SMH/The Age Columnist and Senior Writer Jacqueline Maley joins Fran and PK this week.

    • 34 min
    Delay, prevaricate, misjudge until the absolute last moment

    Delay, prevaricate, misjudge until the absolute last moment

    The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has created a new humanitarian crisis and Scott Morrison's response is drawing scathing criticism. Plus, could more have been done to prevent the spread of COVID into vulnerable communities?

    • 35 min
    The clock's ticking on Australia's climate change plan

    The clock's ticking on Australia's climate change plan

    Scott Morrison is feeling the heat over Australia's climate policy following the IPCC's latest report, which warns we're running out of time to prevent catastrophic global warming. Plus, what are the ramifications of NSW's controversial new COVID strategy?

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

TJ in CTown ,

Love from the States

I’m an American who wishes our political media could do a show like this. Love ya Fran and PK!

Camden Raynor ,

Absolutely phenomenal!

This has quickly become one of my favorite podcasts! When I started listening, I was just an interested American looking to escape our political problems and learn more about Australia. I honestly feel like I now have a halfway decent understanding of the ALP/Coalition dynamic - I can’t wait to be following along with the election with Fran and PK!

The Dodg ,

Gold

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