Best Australian Politics podcasts we could find (Updated October 2018)
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Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you.
 
An Australian politics podcast from Malcolm Farr and Dennis Atkins
 
Join Lachlan Hamilton, Patrick Muldrew and Nic Jeffries as they simplify and demystify the Australian Political landscape.
 
A podcast to provide for Nerdjacking; and for other purposes
 
Katherine Murphy, Lenore Taylor and guests bring you all of the week's political news and analysis from Canberra
 
The best analysis and discussion about Australian politics. Presented by Eddy Jokovich and David Lewis, we go to all the places the mainstream media doesn't want to go.
 
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Katharine Murphy talks to the Australian Medical Association’s paediatric representative, Dr Paul Bauert, who has treated children on Nauru. Bauert says the situation on Nauru has escalated over last few months. He’s been asked to review 14 cases and says the worst are children around the ages of 10. He doesn’t understand how politicians can le ...…
 
By-election barney, freedom to leak religious review recommendations and migrants go bush.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
The preliminary report released by the banking royal commission found banks have been putting ‘the pursuit of short-term profit at the expense of basic standards of honesty’. But are we hearing the same apologies and excuses as before? That’s the question political editor Katharine Murphy asks economics correspondent Gareth Hutchens and Grogono ...…
 
The Liberal Party is facing challenges in three big elections – Victoria, NSW and federal – with a few other challenges in the Wentworth by-election. But the biggest issue is money – they haven't got enough to run these elections and, with their biggest fundraisers now out of the spotlight (Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop), where will the mon ...…
 
Katharine Murphy talks to Dr Kerryn Phelps, a former Australian Medical Association president and prominent same-sex marriage campaigner, about her independent candidacy in the Wentworth byelection. Phelps talks about the sentiment in the electorate for strong action on climate and energy, as well as the need to help asylum seekers on Nauru and ...…
 
How many policy decisions do lobbyists affect? After launching an investigation into lobbying activities in Australia, government accountability reporter Christopher Knaus joins political editor Katharine Murphy to talk about why it’s alarming that we know so little about lobbyists activity in Australia. Why doesn’t the lobbyists register captu ...…
 
As debate on how to achieve gender parity in the Liberal party continues, Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy talks to the sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins. The commissioner says targets are not the only solution but “a mechanism to get people to unpick what the systemic barriers are”. They also look at the details ...…
 
Katharine Murphy talks to Gabrielle Chan about her new book Rusted Off . Chan explores the big issues driving rural voters to turn away from major parties. Why is country Australia fed up with politics? What are the long-term consequences of polarising politicians on communities? With disruption and division becoming widespread, how can grassro ...…
 
It's been dubbed the week of madness in Canberra, but it was also a week of gross incompetence and a fine example of the poor political management that has encompassed the Liberal National Party since it formed government in 2013. Why turn up to a leadership spill without an abacus?Malcolm Turnbull is no longer the Prime Minister. It was the fo ...…
 
After a depressing week, the Grumps ask... is politics broken? Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
A week of civil unrest for the Liberal party has brought Australia a new prime minister: Scott Morrison. Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy talks to producer Miles Martignoni about the questions we all have: what was it all for? Will this leadership team change things drastically? And how will Bill Shorten fare when campaignin ...…
 
With the Neg negotiations in full swing, Katharine Murphy talks to Mark Butler, shadow energy minister, about the road ahead. How have countries such as the UK been successful in reducing emissions without political rancour? Will Labor push for its ambitious targets or concede? An international obligation to cut emissions, and increasingly chea ...…
 
Tony Abbott's bull-something, debating the right to die and those colourful millions for our bleaching reef.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
With a make-or-break set of meetings on the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee kicking off, Katharine Murphy talks to Ken Baldwin, the director of the energy change institute at the Australian National University. Will the Neg halt a transformation into renewables that is already being driven by the global energy market? Or will it ...…
 
By-election fallout, egging on the NEG, what for Husar, and riffing on the Reef.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
Super Saturday: it sounds so American, but we had it all in our own backyard – Perth, Fremantle, Mayo, Braddon and Longman. A campaign that started with all the pressure on Bill Shorten completely swung around and returned all the pressure onto Malcolm Turnbull. How did this happen? How did the media get it all wrong? They have form, and have c ...…
 
After the recent by-elections we’ve learnt a lot of details about the election strategies of Labor, One Nation and the Coalition. What can we expect to see as we gear up for an election? Katharine Murphy, Amy Remeikis and Shane Wright from the West Australian remind us that most of the analysis has been of the Queensland results but there are m ...…
 
By-election merry-go-round including Mayo's Downer, spinning a loss into a win, mixed queens and soggy Greens. Plus, do you opt out?Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
As Jenny Macklin, Labor minister for families and social services, announces her retirement, Katharine Murphy discusses her 23 year-long career in politics. Macklin is the longest-serving woman in the House of Representatives and leaves a strong policy legacy, including paid parental leave and the national disability scheme. How has she managed ...…
 
In a conversation at the Australian National University, Michelle Grattan, chief political correspondent at the Conversation, talks with Guardian Australia’s political editor, Katharine Murphy, about her new book, On Disruption . Murphy expands on the timeliness of her book with the current climate in Australian politics, the #MeToo movement an ...…
 
Macklin to be missed, putting the gee-up in GST, the senator who will not be named, and turnover in the LNP.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
Katharine Murphy talks to Fiona Simson, president of the National Farmers’ Federation, about how farmers attitudes towards climate change are evolving. Simson says dissenters need to ‘get out of the way’ of creating an energy policy framework for the future and calls on politicians to ‘stop picking winners’ and put their trust in the market. Pl ...…
 
A truce called in the war on business, One Nation on by-election Saturday, an energetic party and a reflective Carr.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
Five federal byelections, and we think the more things change, the more they will stay the same. We suggest there will be no change in the numbers on the floor, but politics is so unpredictable in this day and age, so who knows?The Institute of Public Affairs: an insidious influence on politics, or part of the broad church of parliament? No, we ...…
 
The greatest nothingburger of them all, and the prospect of an election this year. Plus: One Nation... one senator?Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
With nearly a third of super accounts inactive and still being charged fees, are Australians losing money that could be going towards their retirement? The Productivity Commission has recommended a fix, but is there the political and commercial will to make these changes? Katharine Murphy speaks to Greg Jericho, of Grogonomics, and Shane Wright ...…
 
The election fraud of Barnaby Joyce. Plus, John Lloyd and his IPA mates.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics. Please note this is really episode 13.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
With the Coalition party room in another spat about the national energy guarantee, does the policy have any chance of passing? Or will it be cut down by the government’s own members? Katharine Murphy first talks to the chief executive of industry group the Clean Energy Council, Kane Thornton, who says it’s the right economic decision for Austra ...…
 
The 2018 Budget was a classic ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ Budget. Who remembers any of the key points, aside from ‘personal tax cut’, and ‘surplus’? (** Read the fine print: tax cuts in seven years). Perhaps that was the main and only message. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, scores of Palestinians have been killed and injured by the ...…
 
Katharine Murphy talks to the Liberal MP breaking ranks and putting forward a private member’s bill to phase out the live export trade in five years. The former health minister believes parliament is better when MPs speak out and explains why her bill is the best solution to the problem dogging the government • Sussan Ley stands firm against li ...…
 
Women in politics, sheep on boats, and royals in a church.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
Australia’s first pill-testing trial in the ACT was hailed a success. Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy talks to leader of the ACT Greens, Shane Rattenbury, on how the trial worked, the resistance among many groups and the future of testing
 
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen joins Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy to discuss Labor’s take on the budget, economic growth, the siege mentality developing in the business community, and whether he has aspirations for party leadership • Interview: ‘Unfinished business’: Chris Bowen on why his current goal stops at treasurer…
 
Budget bonanza. Plus, our Mal responds to Barnaby's dopey call. And hello good by-elections.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
Was this a good budget? Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy, Lenore Taylor and Greg Jericho join Shane Wright from the West Australian to examine the details. Has the government got it right with superannuation? Will the savings measures work? And will its plan to reshape the tax system in 2024 backfire and hand Labor an election victory? • B ...…
 
Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy, Gareth Hutchens and Greg Jericho join Shane Wright from the West Australian to break down why the government is playing catch-up on the scandals exposed in the banking royal commission. They also look at how the budget is shaping up to be all spending and no saving while Australia slides further into deficit…
 
Tax cuts, the levy increase that never was, and claiming a booming economy.Join Dennis Atkins and Malcolm Farr to find out what's happening in Australian politics.By twogrumpyhacks@gmail.com.
 
Why aren’t wages growing in Australia? For Guardian Australia’s series The pay paradox Gareth Hutchens and Greg Jericho examine the long-term and short-term reasons for the trend, including high unemployment and weaker employee bargaining power, with experts John Buchanan, from Sydney University, and Saul Eslake, former chief economist at ANZ. ...…
 
Tony Abbott says the First Fleet was good for everyone, aboriginal people included; Bill Shorten sets Labor's election run agenda; and a lightning round!
 
John Alexander is re-elected in the seat of Bennelong, and is too proud to have a disability sticker. Malcolm Turnbull reshuffles his ministry. RELATED LINKS: http://tallyroom.aec.gov.au/HouseDivisionPage-21379-105.htm http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/john-alexander-apologises-after-bizarre-joke-mars-bennelong-victory-speec ...…
 
As Barnaby Joyce is re-elected, nine other MPs are being referred to the High Court, including the first Labor MPs to be caught up in the citizeship fiasco. RELATED LINKS: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/barnaby-rejoices-as-new-england-reelects-its-deputy-pm-in-a-landslide-20171202-gzxhgg.html http://www.smh.com.au/world/w ...…
 
Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp talk to two key marriage equality campaigners about how they campaigned for a successful outcome to the postal survey: Sydney MP and co-chair of Australian Marriage Equality Alex Greenwich and Anna Brown, Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre.
 
Sam Dastyari has been told to resign from his parliamentary responsibilities at the request of Bill Shorten. Malcolm Turnbull announces a royal commission into the banking sector. RELATED LINKS: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/sam-dastyari-quits-key-parliamentary-positions-after-more-damaging-china-revelations-20171129-gzv ...…
 
Guardian Australia’s political editor, Katharine Murphy, talks to Senator Scott Ryan, the newly elected Senate president, about succeeding Stephen Parry and the importance of both his role and institution of the Senate in Australia’s current political climate. Ryan is asked about concerns the Senate is more about political point-scoring than re ...…
 
The Greens have their eyes set on 25 seats in the next 25 years. Malcolm Turnbull has cancelled parliament sitting next week, what's up with that? And John Alexender's grip on Bennelong is starting to loosen. RELATED LINKS: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/greens-plan-25-seats-over-the-next-generation-to-become-major-politi ...…
 
Guardian Australia’s political editor, Katharine Murphy, discusses the profound result of the postal survey with Labor senator Penny Wong and Liberal senators Dean Smith and James Paterson – three parliamentary players set to shape the law that will bring about marriage equality
 
Australia says a resounding YES to same sex marriage, Eating Onions looks at a breakdown of voting patterns nationally and by electorate. Jacqui Lambie has resigned, and Kristina Keneally is running against John Alexander in the Bennelong by-election RELATED LINKS: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-15/same-sex-marriage-what-happens-next/913407 ...…
 
Federal Minister for Bennelong, John Alexander, has been brought into the citizenship debate, as reports suggest he may be a British citizen by descent. Also, the ACCC have ordered Telstra and other telcos to compensate customers for misleading advertising regarding NBN speeds. RELATED LINKS: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-new ...…
 
A second week for the citizenship drama means the Turnbull government is dying a death by a thousand cuts, and losing MPs on a daily basis. It's torture and painful to watch. To make matters worse, the Uluru Statement was tossed away on the quiet. Why is Australia dragging its feet on Indigenous rights? And we say anger for political leaders do ...…
 
Patrick Muldrew takes the reigns and steers us through the American political landscape, which at the moment is heating up as Robert S. Mueller III reveals charges against three former Trump campaign officials. What does this mean for Trump? SHOW NOTES: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/manafort-and-former-business-partner- ...…
 
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