Politics with Michelle Grattan
By Michelle Grattan
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Michelle Grattan talks politics with politicians and experts, from Capital Hill.
||CleanView from the crossbench: Cathy McGowan and Rebekha Sharkie on the role of community candidates||Independent Cathy McGowan and Centre Alliance’s Rebekha Sharkie share more in common than just sitting on the crossbench. The members for Indi and Mayo respectively have dug in to retain their seats - they believe there is “a mood” in the communit||13 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudith Troeth on the Liberal party’s woman problem and asylum seekers||Former Victorian Liberal senator Judith Troeth is no stranger to speaking out forthrightly on issues, even when that goes against her party’s position. In this podcast, Troeth says the party should adopt quotas to rectify the “abysmally low numbers||7 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBarnaby Joyce at his provocative best||Barnaby Joyce has confirmed he could cross the floor on the federal legislation associated with the National Energy Guarantee. “Of course I could,” he says in an interview with The Conversation. Joyce is out on the author’s circuit for his just-re||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWayne Swan on Labor’s byelection victories and beyond||Incoming Labor national president Wayne Swan has made it clear he will have an assertive voice in the role, as the party moves towards next year’s election. While many in the ALP would like action on party reform, Swan says bluntly it’s not top of m||1 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatharine Murphy ‘On Disruption’||A recording of a conversation with Katharine Murphy, the Political Editor of The Guardian Australlia about her new book 'On Disruption'. Murphy's book is about the dramatic changes that have taken place in the media and their implications, and is publis||5 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTanya Plibersek on Labor’s taxing times||Deputy opposition leader Tanya Plibersek talks on Anthony Albanese's Whitlam oration, Bill Shorten's unexpected announcement on rolling back company tax for medium sized firms, the "tough" Braddon and Longman byelections - and really fires up about mobi||27 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrances Adamson on being secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs||Frances Adamson is secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She was previously international adviser to Malcolm Turnbull, and served as Australia’s ambassador in Beijing between 2011 and 2015. This interview is published in partnersh||24 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAttorney-General Christian Porter on a crowded agenda||Attorney-General Christian Porter says the response to the consultations for the national apology to victims of child sexual abuse has been very strong with a total of 167 attendees at consultation sessions so far. "There are further consultations comin||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality||The Brotherhood of St Laurence has underway a campaign with the slogan “Share the Pie” highlighting the inadequacy of the Newstart allowance. The Brotherhood is also arguing the social safety net more generally is fraying. Executive Director of The||31 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichael McCormack on Barnaby's future, latte sippers and other matters||With yet another round of the Barnaby Joyce affair distracting the government, the next question will be whether the beleaguered MP runs again in his New England seat at the election. In this interview with The Conversation, Nationals leader and Deputy||29 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAnthony Albanese on Labor’s National Conference||Labor is facing tough tests in coming byelections in its narrowly held seats of Longman in Queensland and Braddon in Tasmania. Later on, managing the ALP national conference will be a challenge for Bill Shorten who will be anxious to avoid damaging disp||23 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDean Smith on the pros and risks of new religious freedom protections||The Liberal party is currently fighting fires on various fronts - from a revolt on the live sheep trade to preselection power struggles. Western Australia Liberal Senator Dean Smith is putting up another push, as he challenges the decision not to run Li||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics podcast: Mathias Cormann and Jim Chalmers on Budget 2018||With the government's election focused budget released it's now a tax showdown between the two sides. Finance minister Mathias Cormann says the government is committed to the whole of their seven-year personal tax relief plan and is determined the three||9 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Colebatch on the 2018 budget||From inside the lockup political and economic journalist Tim Colebatch speaks to Michelle Grattan about his assessment of the budget. He says the income tax cuts are “well targeted” and that he can’t see any “significant negatives” from the bu||8 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChris Bowen on the budget and Labor's policies||Ahead of Tuesday’s budget that will unveil the goverment’s tax cut plans, the Coalition is painting Labor as the big taxing party, while the ALP is attacking the government’s push to cut company tax for big business. Meanwhile the Business Council||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Kelly on the Korean summits||Professor Robert E Kelly from the Department of Political Science and Diplomacy at Pusan University is pessimistic about how much the upcoming Korean summits will achieve. He told The Conversation that the Trump-Kim summit is likely "to be a bust" becau||24 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClive Hamilton and Richard Rigby on Chinese influence in Australia||The Australia-China relationship is again in the headlines, with reports of strains between the two countries, resulting in federal ministers who want to visit finding it hard to get visas. China is reacting against the Australian government’s rhetori||12 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitics podcast: Michael Keating on a Fair Share||With the debate about equality heating up ahead of the federal election, Dr Michael Keating, the former head of three federal government departments, warns that while past economic reforms have served Australia well, there’s a risk some people may be||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Blaxland on Australia’s expulsion of Russian spies||As Russian Ambassador Grigory Logvinov and Foreign minister Julie Bishop trade verbal blows, ANU professor John Blaxland says the expulsion of two Russian spies from Australia will have a significant effect on Russia’s espionage here. Blaxland told Th||28 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSarah Hanson-Young on the Greens Batman setback||Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has strongly backed party leader Richard Di Natale’s push to purge those who leaked against candidate Alex Bhathal in the Batman byelection. Hanson-Young told The Conversation it was clear that the party infighting pl||20 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Fantastic interview with Warren truss
Insightful and Indepth
I've been listening for a few weeks and have really enjoyed the indepth and often personal look into the lives of politicians. Unlike most political shows, this podcast doesn't suffer from pollies mindlessly attacking the other side. Instead the guests give an insight in what they believe and why. The interviewees are genuine and honest. Keep it up.
Interesting interviews, keep it up. Would be good if the voice volume was a bit higher to match the intro jingle.