Australian Politics

The Guardian

In the Australian Politics podcast, Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you

  • 39 minutes 56 seconds
    Clare O’Neil on why democracy is more important than ever
    Minister for home affairs and cyber security Clare O’Neil speaks with Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton about the allegations against the CFMEU. Following the release of a report by the strengthening democracy taskforce this week, O’Neil argues that democracy is a way to resolve our differences and the assassination attempt on Trump is an attack on democracy itself
    19 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 27 minutes 25 seconds
    Guardian Essential report: should democracy be more like community sport?
    Guardian Australia’s politics live blogger Amy Remeikis talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about Australian voter dissatisfaction in the political system and politicians; the split between older and younger voters; and whether democracy could learn something from community sport
    17 July 2024, 7:00 am
  • 41 minutes 31 seconds
    Andrew Giles on celebrating and defending multiculturalism – Australian Politics Podcast
    Guardian Australia’s political editor, Karen Middleton, talks with immigration minister, Andrew Giles, about this week’s appointment of a new anti-semitism envoy and the upcoming Islamophobia envoy. They also discuss diversity in the Labor caucus and Giles’s latest rulings on visa cancellations
    12 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 36 minutes 40 seconds
    Adam Bandt on Fatima Payman, toeing the party line and the war in Gaza
    Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the Greens leader Adam Bandt about Fatima Payman’s decision to quit the Labor party, calls for the Australian government to do more about the war in Gaza, and the Greens’ long-term objectives
    5 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 24 minutes 37 seconds
    Guardian Essential report: do voters want Peter Dutton’s nuclear power plants?
    Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent Paul Karp and Peter Lewis from Essential Media talk about voter concerns over the cost and safety of Dutton’s nuclear energy policy. They also discuss Albanese’s approval rating dipping to to an all-time low and a satirical conspiracy theory about birds.
    3 July 2024, 7:17 am
  • 19 minutes 52 seconds
    Fatima Payman and the cost of voting with her conscience
    Last week Labor senator Fatima Payman made national headlines when she broke ranks with her party and voted in support of a Greens motion to recognise a state of Palestine. The Western Australian senator now claims she has been ‘exiled’ by the Labor party after the vote. Political editor Karen Middleton speaks to Nour Haydar about the consequences of crossing the floor
    1 July 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 26 seconds
    Head of Australian Border Force, Michael Outram, responds to reports of sexual harassment across the ABF
    Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp, talks to Australian Border Force commissioner, Michael Outram, about Border Force’s response to two damning Australian Human Rights Commission reports into allegations of sexual discrimination and harassment across the ABF and its marine unit.
    28 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 39 minutes 28 seconds
    Simon Birmingham on China, abandoning 2030 climate targets and nuclear power
    Guardian Australia political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the shadow foreign affairs minister and opposition leader in the Senate, Simon Birmingham. This follows both the visit of Chinese premier Li Qiang and Peter Dutton’s announcement of the Coalition’s seven proposed nuclear sites this week. They discuss the uncertainties and outcomes of the historic visit, relations with our Pacific neighbours and the opposition’s mixed messages on the role of renewables in the transition to net zero in 2050
    21 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 24 minutes 35 seconds
    Guardian Essential report: voters split on Dutton’s 2030 target – Australian politics podcast
    Paul Karp, Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, and columnist Peter Lewis discuss what voters think about opposition leader Peter Dutton’s announcement to abandon Australia’s emissions reduction target for 2030. Climate experts have described it as a ‘destructive’ and ‘utterly irresponsible’ move that would breach Australia’s legally binding commitment to the Paris climate agreement. But voters are split on this controversial proposal.
    19 June 2024, 5:30 am
  • 42 minutes 32 seconds
    Anthony Albanese on climate targets, gas strategy and the voice eight months on
    Guardian Australia’s political editor, Karen Middleton, speaks with the Australian prime minister, Anthony Albanese, about the Coalition’s decision to ditch the 2030 target, pro-Palestine protests outside electorate offices and the voice eight months on
    12 June 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 33 minutes 30 seconds
    Bill Shorten on the misuse of the NDIS and what’s being done to fix it
    Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks with Bill Shorten, the minister for government services and the National Disability Insurance Scheme, on the misuse of the NDIS, robodebt and why he won’t be the next ambassador to France
    7 June 2024, 3:00 pm
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