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36 minutes | Jul 23, 2021
Eight years on, what’s happening with offshore detention?
Katharine Murphy speaks with the executive director of Refugee Legal, David Manne, to discuss Australia’s history of offshore detention and the ongoing political implications
30 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Andrew Giles on car parks and accountability – Australian politics podcast
This week Katharine Murphy interviews the federal Labor MP Andrew Giles on why he wrote to the auditor general regarding the $660m Coalition car park fund
40 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Julia Banks on barriers and boys’ clubs in Parliament House – Australian politics podcast
This week Katharine Murphy interviews former federal Liberal MP Julia Banks – the only member of her party to win a seat held by the opposition at the 2016 election. In her new book, Banks outlines the culture she faced in Canberra, including allegedly being inappropriately touched by a male Coalition MP at Parliament House
64 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
Matt Canavan on leadership and why he doesn’t want a net zero policy – Australian politics podcast
This week Katharine Murphy interviews Nationals senator Matt Canavan on Australia’s climate wars. The Nationals’ reinstated party leader, Barnaby Joyce, is an outspoken critic of policies that address climate change and target net zero, so how does the party justify its stance? Why is it fighting the inevitable global transition to renewables?
33 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
What is the National party’s plan after Barnaby Joyce’s resurrection? – Australian politics podcast
With the National party voting to return Barnaby Joyce as leader and deputy prime minister earlier this week, Katharine Murphy sits down with Gabrielle Chan to dissect what this means for the party, the climate and the Australian federal election
39 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
How will the new UK free trade deal impact Australia? – Australian politics podcast
Katharine Murphy speaks with Australia’s trade minister, Dan Tehan, about the new agreement struck with Britain. From more tariff-free meat to visa working rights, what’s in it for Australia?
51 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Why won’t the government release the Biloela family? – Australian politics podcast
This week Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia’s team of Canberra reporters answer your most burning political questions. Will Scott Morrison make an exception for the Biloela family? How will Australians be affected by the new Medicare changes? What is the conspiracy theory surrounding Dan Andrews?
42 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Anthony Albanese on Scott Morrison, the pandemic and the next election – Australian politics podcast
Katharine Murphy speaks with Anthony Albanese to mark his two years as Labor leader. How can the leader increase his visibility? How has Scott Morrison shaped himself against a backdrop of crises? Is Labor ready to tackle another election contest in the face of the 2019 loss?
34 minutes | May 28, 2021
Will the government bring an Indigenous voice to parliament? – Australian politics podcast
This week Katharine Murphy talks to Liberal senator Andrew Bragg about his new book Buraadja, which details the successes and failures of the Liberal party’s approach to Indigenous affairs. Bragg, who has strongly endorsed constitutional recognition, outlines how parliament can introduce an Indigenous voice and honour the Uluru Statement from the Heart, while upholding parliamentary sovereignty
35 minutes | May 21, 2021
Why is the Morrison government building a $600m gas power plant? – Australian politics podcast
The federal government this week confirmed it would spend up to $600m on a new gas-fired power plant in NSW’s Hunter region, despite the International Energy Agency saying there should be no new investments in coal, oil or gas. Katharine Murphy sits down with environment editor Adam Morton to investigate why. With more affordable and cleaner options available, what’s the justification? What impact will this have on the economy and the environment?
36 minutes | May 14, 2021
How the budget will impact Australia’s mental health system – Australian politics podcast
Katharine Murphy talks to Christine Morgan, CEO of the national mental health commission, about the budget’s $2.3bn mental health package which the Coalition has touted as ‘the largest single mental health and suicide prevention’ plan. Will the extra funding fix systemic problems? Or will the proposal fail when it comes to negotiating with the states and territories? For immediate support, you can call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36
46 minutes | May 7, 2021
‘A challenging environment’: Simon Birmingham on the budget and parliament’s workplace culture
Katharine Murphy talks to the finance minister in an exclusive interview ahead of the federal budget. They discuss the ongoing challenges the Covid pandemic holds for Australia’s economy, and Birmingham’s personal reflections on parliament’s cultural reckoning
39 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Has Australia’s economy escaped the pandemic? – Australian Politics podcast
This week, Katharine Murphy sits down with economics writers Shane Wright and Greg Jericho to discuss the Australian economy. With house prices soaring, stimulus payments being reduced and a budget on the way, what can people expect financially over the coming months?
32 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Can Australia keep up with the world’s climate progress? – Australian politics podcast
This week Katharine Murphy speaks with Erwin Jackson, the policy director at Investor Group on Climate Change, to discuss the Biden administration’s pressure on Australia to cut greenhouse gas emissions faster than planned. With the global summit of 40 world leaders held this week, how will Australia face up to the challenge of transitioning to a net zero world?
44 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
How can Australia get to net zero by 2050? – Australian politics podcast
Katharine Murphy sits down with Labor MP Chris Bowen to talk about Labor’s potential roadmap to zero net emissions. Why is Australia lagging so badly behind in the electric vehicle market? Why have the past 10 years needed for crucial changes been squandered? How will Labor win over voters who are reluctant for the looming and necessary transition?
34 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Is Scott Morrison safe until the election? – Australian politics podcast
Katharine Murphy sits down with fellow Canberra reporters Sarah Martin, Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis to answer your most urgent political questions. Is Scott Morrison’s approval rating high enough to keep him in office? Why haven’t the promised 4m Covid vaccines been rolled out? Does the toxic culture within parliament extend outside the Coalition?
32 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
David Littleproud on getting farmers on board with the climate flight
Katharine Murphy sits down with the Nationals’ deputy leader, David Littleproud, to discuss the party’s stance on reducing carbon emissions. They discuss how communities in regional areas want to see progress in tackling climate change, and whether the party is ready to address the facts or continue its turbulent stance
27 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Asio chief: 'no direct lessons' from Christchurch but 'this can happen to us'
In a sit-down interview, political reporter Daniel Hurst speaks to Asio chief Mike Burgess about lessons from Christchurch and why the organisation is no longer using the umbrella term ‘rightwing extremism’
38 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
Kate Jenkins on addressing workplace risks in parliament – Australian politics podcast
Katharine Murphy talks to sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins as she starts her investigation into parliament’s workplace culture. Jenkins discusses the risk factors in all workplaces which can heighten the risk to safety, and how she plans to bring about cultural change in Canberra
31 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
Sarah Hanson-Young on the reckoning of parliament – Australian politics podcast
After a turbulent two weeks in parliament, Katharine Murphy talks to Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young about her experiences in fighting toxic cultures in the workplace. They discuss the ways women in the spotlight can be supported, and whether the domino-like effect will continue
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