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.
While Anthony Albanese this week continued to receive a warm reception abroad, at home the new government faced more difficult news. In this podcast Michelle and politics + society editor Amanda Dunn canvass Tuesday’s 50 basis points rise in interest rates – the latest cost of living blow for many families – and Albanese’s trip to deepen Australia’s relationship with Indonesia. They also take a look at the new shadow ministry, announced by Peter Dutton and David Littleproud on Sunday.
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
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
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