Parliament staggers to the 2018 finish line


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It's nearly Christmas time, but the mood in the Liberal and National parties is anything but festive. The Coalition lost its majority in the House after Wentworth, and the cross bench is getting ready to test its strength. Meanwhile a fresh battle is brewing in the Coalition over whether to move Australia's embassy in Israel. It's going to be a long final couple of weeks for the Government. Karen Middleton, the Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper is The Party Room's guest. If you want to jump ahead, here is what's in The Party Room: 00:36 - Moving our embassy 07:49 - Victorian election 11:24 - Karen Middleton: APEC 16:47 - Karen Middleton: Population debate 19:38 - Karen Middleton: Corruption busters 24:20 - Karen Middleton: Labor's energy policy 27:27 - Trading Preferences: Joe Hockey’s Instagram 29:17 - Trading Preferences: Turnbull’s Instagram

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