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.
Michelle and Peter Browne from the Politics + Society team discuss Anthony Albanese’s weighing a Ukraine visit and whether Australia will announce more support for that country and reopen its embassy there.
They also canvass the just-released Lowy Institute’s poll, which found a narrow majority of Australians support increased defence spending, and Defence Minister Richard Marles’ announcement extending the terms of the military’s top brass.
Meanwhile Parliament House has been like the first week of school, with new MPs being briefed on how the place works. Crossbenchers are in a row with the government over Albanese’s plan to cut back the additional staff they will get, above the entitlement of government and opposition backbenchers, from four in the last parliament to just one.
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus on the National Anti-Corruption Commission
Ukraine ambassador urges Australian embassy in Kyiv to reopen ASAP
Professor Joseph Ibrahim on COVID in aged care - and the end of nursing homes
Simon Holmes à Court on ’community candidates’ and two state elections
Treasurer Chalmers on boosting migration and a ’resilience’ budget
David Littleproud on charting his course in opposition
Word from The Hill: Morrison faces inquiry into how he flouted responsible government
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
Greg Barns on the battle to free Julian Assange
On the economy, people smugglers, parliamentary sitting, and Julian Assange
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