As well as her interviews with politicians and experts, Politics with Michelle Grattan includes “Word from The Hill”, where she discusses the news with members of The Conversation politics team.
In this podcast Michelle and politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass Anthony Albanese’s ministry, with its record number of women in cabinet but one woman, Tanya Plibersek, having her portfolio unexpectedly switched.
Peter Dutton, on being elevated to Liberal leader, flagged he’d pitch to the suburbs and small business. Meanwhile the Nationals showed that holding all the party’s seats (and winning an extra one) doesn’t guarantee the leader keeps his job. Barnaby Joyce was dispatched, in favour of the rather less flamboyant David Littleproud, to the relief of many Liberals.
Meanwhile, Anthony Albanese will be off to Indonesia next week, in his second overseas trip since winning office.
Crossbencher Helen Haines on Morrison and integrity
On Scott Morrison’s bizarre power grab
How far will China go? La Trobe’s Nick Bisley says China’s ’risk appetite’ has gone up
Tom Calma on the Indigenous Voice to parliament
Peter Dutton puts nuclear power on opposition’s agenda
Is Morrison’s absence from parliament disrespectful to his voters?
Health Minister Mark Butler warns COVID wave will worsen
‘Pandemic fatigue’ takes its toll of mandates and even the expert health advice
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Jason Clare on Australia’s education challenges
People’s pockets hit again, with rate rise and floods set to boost veggie prices
Parliamentary ‘newbies’ inspect their workplace, with some complaints
Greg Barns on the battle to free Julian Assange
On the economy, people smugglers, parliamentary sitting, and Julian Assange
Tony Wood on the unprecedented energy crisis
Bowen says “bumpy” time ahead for power supply – but don’t turn the heater off
Warm smiles in Indonesia, but chillier news
Tony Burke advocates on wages and arts
Historian Frank Bongiorno reflects on elections present and past
Five seats to watch on Saturday night, and getting the hang of a hung parliament
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