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.
Politics turns nuclear
If Australia was to adopt the Coalition's demand to replace coal-fired power stations with nuclear, it would come with a $387 billion dollar price tag according to the Albanese government. But is nuclear energy really "a unicorn and a fantasy" for Australia?
And with just over three-weeks until referendum day, is the tone of the Voice debate changing?
Katharine Murphy, Political Editor at the Guardian Australia joins Fran Kelly and David Speers on The Party Room.
The Voice Referendum Explained - Misinformation and the referendum campaigns
There are all sorts of claims and down-right lies doing the rounds in the run up to the referendum. Misinformation and disinformation have become a huge issue in this campaign, with both sides accusing the other of either hiding the truth or spreading untruths.
In this episode, we look at how the campaigns are going and why false claims and fear seem to have taken hold over facts.
Who won the political battle over housing?
The Government’s signature $10 billion Housing Australia Future Fund has passed Parliament, after securing the support of the Greens. But with both sides claiming a victory, who was the real winner?
And this week, Qantas lost its High Court appeal over the sacking of 1700 workers during the pandemic, with the Government jumping on the opportunity to distance itself from the embattled airline.
Charles Croucher, Chief Political Editor at Nine joins Patricia Karvelas and David Speers on The Party Room.
The Voice Referendum Explained - Why most referendums fail
Australia has held 44 referendums since 1901, but only 8 of them have succeeded. So why are constitutional changes so unpopular? The polling science does provide some insight into why the bar is set so high for these campaigns, and a historical view gives us a hint of what may lay in store for the upcoming vote.
Crucially, this episode also explains exactly what you can and can’t write on your ballot paper to make sure your vote is valid.
Albanese Government hits turbulence
Alan Joyces’ early departure from Qantas, hasn’t eased any of the political pressure piling on the Government.
The Transport Minister has struggled to explain her decision to block Qatar Airways from increasing flights to Australia, while the Opposition has accused the Government of a crisis of transparency.
Shane Wright, Senior Economics Correspondent with the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Party Room.
The Voice Referendum Explained - Can a Voice improve Indigenous lives?
There’s been plenty of focus on youth crime and disadvantage in Aboriginal communities this year,. How can we actually improve the lives of young Australians who are terribly over-represented in our justice system?
In this episode, two Indigenous community leaders committed to making a difference explain their very different perspectives on the impact a Voice to Parliament could make on communities around the nation.
I grateful for these ladies!
I live in America and these ladies have done so much to help educate me on the finer workings of the Australian government and politics.
I feel like I have two close friends whispering in my ears each week about what is driving Australian news, politics and government. Thank you ladies!
Love from the States
I’m an American who wishes our political media could do a show like this. Love ya Fran and PK!
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!