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Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy examine what is happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you

Episodes

2016 politics in review: how Malcolm Turnbull won the war but lost every battle – podcast  

Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan are joined by Crikey political editor Bernard Keane on the Australian politics live podcast to wrap up the year. They examine the winners of the year: Pauline Hanson, Nick Xenophon and Malcolm Turnbull before looking at the losers of the year: Malcolm Turnbull, George Brandis and Sam Dastyari. Which one has the “reverse midas touch”?

Trump's victory and James Patterson on race and 18C – Australian politics live podcast  

Liberal senator James Patterson joins Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan to discuss the movement to change or remove section 18C from the Racial Discrimination Act. We also look at the possible effects of Trump victory to our region

Marriage eqaulity free vote not impossible – Australian politics live podcast  

Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan discuss what will be next for marriage equality now the plebscite is dead and the ‘unicorn’ that is the Coalition agreement. They speak to education minister Simon Birmingham about why Julia Gillard should not have promised that no school would be worse off after funding changes and what will happen to the Vet Fee funding scheme

Confronting the appeal of Pauline Hanson - Australian politics live podcast  

Race discrimination commissioner Tim Soutphommasane joins Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan to discuss the return of One Nation and the most effective way to counter her ideas. Soutphommasane recalls that Hanson’s maiden speech 20 years ago “made us feel unwelcome, it made us second-guess our position in society”. He argues that economic growth in itself is not enough to sway disaffected voters who have been left behind by globalisation and who turn to One Nation for solutions.

The ambitions of Anthony Albanese – Australian politics live podcast  

Karen Middleton speaks to Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan about her biography of Labor’s Anthony Albanese, which told the story of how he discovered his father was alive and met him for the first time . Middleton talks about researching and writing the book over two years, including more than 40 interviews with the MP. She believes ‘he would be more than prepared’ to have another go at the party leadership but adds: ‘I don’t think he would do it while things are going well for Labor. Because he genuinely doesn’t want to be a wrecker.’ Murphy and Chan also discuss a tumultuous week dominated by Sam Dastyari and the controversy about political donations

Stephen Conroy talks to Katharine Murphy about the 'humiliating' NBN documents – Australian politics live podcast  

This episode Stephen Conroy explains the latest AFP raids on parliament over the National Broadband Network document leak and says he would die in a ditch for his sources. Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan assess the fortunes of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, why haven’t we heard much from the government lately and why does the opposition leader remind them of a rooster?

Is the way we talk about debt infantile? – Australian Politics Live podcast  

We jump out of the political cycle and take a closer look at the economy, what do the numbers the major parties talk about mean and why don’t they match people’s everyday experiences? Greg Jericho and Gareth Hutchens join Katharine Murphy to unpack the fiscal environment. We also hear from shadow minister for finance, Jim Chalmers, on how the opposition and government will work together on economic policy

Where to for the Coalition after the backlash? - Australian politics live podcast  

Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan talk to Angus Taylor, the assistant minister for cities and digital transformation, about the backlash the Coalition suffered at the election and what it is trying to achieve by targeting outer suburban and country areas. They also discuss the rise of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation and how Malcolm Turnbull has shown leadership this week

Election showed voters want something authentic – Australian politics live podcast  

Lenore Taylor, Katharine Murphy and Gabrielle Chan discuss how Australian voters rejected the Malcolm Turnbull they were offered and supported independents who meant what they said, ignoring warnings of chaos and instability. Also, the prospects for marriage equality, Turnbull’s proposed superannuation changes – and redundant campaign buses

Closing thoughts on the campaign as election day looms – Australian politics live podcast  

Most signs point to a Coalition win in Saturday’s federal election, but there are plenty of questions that will remain unanswered until the results are in. Photographer Mike Bowers joins Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy to discuss the performances of Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten on the campaign trail and their prospects for polling day

Politics Live podcast: what's good for Australia's economy?  

Recorded live in Melbourne this episode looks at the different ways the major parties see the economic debate this election. Social services minister Christian Porter, Labor disability spokeswoman Jenny Macklin and author George Megalogenis join the conversation with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy

Is Australia a fair country? Australian politics live in Sydney podcast  

Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy examined fairness in Australian society at a live event in Sydney with Tanya Plibersek, deputy Labor leader, Trent Zimmerman, the Liberal MP for North Sydney and Cassandra Goldie, chief executive of Acoss. A lively Q&A featured a small business owner who doesn’t want a tax cut and a real estate agent who wants to abolish negative gearing. All that and a performance from the new Hansard Monologues play

Times they are a-changing in the bush – Australian Politics Live podcast  

Katharine Murphy talks to Gabrielle Chan about changing demographics in rural seats and what this means for the election. They are then joined by Mike Kelly who is trying to regain Eden-Monaro for Labor

Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy discuss polling - Australian Politics Live podcast  

Four weeks into the campaign, political editor Lenore Taylor and deputy political editor Katharine Murphy explore with Liberal party strategist Mark Textor what’s been happening and why we might just want to ignore all the current polls

Chris Uhlmann and David Speers on leadership debates – Australian politics live podcast  

The ABC’s Chris Uhlmann and David Speers from Sky News talk to Guardian Australia’s Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy about what makes a good leadership debate and how to prevent politicians interrupting them with tedious speeches

Why are Labor and the Greens at war? - Australian politics live podcast with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy  

As the election campaign reaches the end of its second week, political editor Lenore Taylor and deputy political editor Katharine Murphy discuss the tension between the Greens and Labor with Ben Oquist from the Australia Institute and Michael Cooney from the Chifley Research Centre

Australian politics live podcast, with Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy  

Join our top team as they unpack the first week of this mega-long election campaign. With special guests Mathias Cormann and Penny Wong

Preview: Australian politics live podcast  

Lenore Taylor and Katharine Murphy examine what is happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you

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