Bowen says “bumpy” time ahead for power supply – but don’t turn the heater off
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.
This week Michelle and politics editor Amanda Dunn discuss the apparent early signs of a thaw in China’s attitude towards Australia. But Anthony Albanese has responded by saying China needs to do something tangible – removing trade restrictions it has imposed on Australia.
On the domestic front, Energy Minister Chris Bowen warns of a “bumpy” time ahead for power supplies but says you should keep the heater on (just switch off outside lights if they’re not needed).
Amanda and Michelle also canvass the people smugglers testing the new government on border protection, and Friday’s national cabinet meeting where premiers will be pressing the federal government for more funds for their struggling health systems.
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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
Warm smiles in Indonesia, but chillier news
Tony Burke advocates on wages and arts
Word from The Hill: Albanese’s ministry mixes stability and surprise
Historian Frank Bongiorno reflects on elections present and past
Five seats to watch on Saturday night, and getting the hang of a hung parliament
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Grattan Institute’s Danielle Wood on election’s thin policy debate
Scott Morrison defends Katherine Deves (again), but slips up on surgery detail
Dave Sharma, Allegra Spender, and Kerryn Phelps on the contest for Wentworth
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