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

  • 35 minutes 20 seconds
    Helen Haines on the transition to net zero in rural and regional areas
    Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the independent federal member for Indi, Helen Haines – well known for her strong interest against corruption and for transparency in government. When it comes to the transition to renewable energy, Haines is pushing for the government to improve the ways they’re addressing the concerns and hesitations of voters outside of metropolitan areas CSIRO puts cost of new nuclear plant at $8.6bn as Coalition stalls on policy details
    24 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 24 minutes 57 seconds
    Essential report: what’s the voter verdict on Labor’s budget?
    Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about whether or not voters think that Labor’s third federal budget will make a meaningful difference to their current cost of living, and their assessment of a $300 energy bill rebate. They also discuss public perceptions of Labor’s economic management and views on increasing government intervention You can support the Guardian at
    22 May 2024, 6:18 am
  • 22 minutes 29 seconds
    Jim Chalmers on his budget balancing act
    In this episode of the Australian Politics podcast, Guardian Australia’s political editor, Karen Middleton, speaks with the treasurer, Jim Chalmers, about whether his third budget can really provide cost-of-living relief without fuelling inflation Exclusive: Labor to run $45m taxpayer-funded Future Made In Australia advertising campaign
    16 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 34 minutes 7 seconds
    James Paterson on Australia’s immigration detention system
    Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks with the shadow home affairs minister, James Paterson, about the government’s deportation bill. They also discuss immigration, relations with China and what might happen to home affairs under a Coalition government.
    10 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 23 minutes 11 seconds
    Essential report: can Labor meet the demand for online safety protections?
    Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp, talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about the current national debate around online safety reform and the spread of violent content on social media platforms in the wake of the alleged stabbing at the Wakeley church and the attack at Bondi Junction as well as the prevention and reduction of crime reduction and the upcoming budget.
    8 May 2024, 6:00 am
  • 23 minutes 56 seconds
    Michelle Rowland on reducing the harm the internet can cause
    Karen Middleton, Guardian Australia’s political editor, speaks with the minister for communications, Michelle Rowland, about the government’s plan for tackling misogyny online. They also discuss how parents can manage their lack of visibility over what their children are seeing online and the role of public interest journalism
    3 May 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 36 minutes 31 seconds
    Sarah Hanson-Young on the debate around free speech on social media
    Guardian Australia’s political editor Karen Middleton speaks to Sarah Hanson-Young about the government’s legal showdown with Elon Musk’s X platform over violent content online, as well as the renewed focus on gender-based violence in Australia, and corporate greenwashing
    27 April 2024, 1:13 am
  • 25 minutes 4 seconds
    Essential report: is Labor being honest about how hard the energy transition will be? – Australian Politics podcast
    Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp, talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about why voters are backing Labor’s Future Made in Australia plan while overestimating the cost of renewables
    24 April 2024, 6:01 am
  • 32 minutes 8 seconds
    Ed Husic on why Islamic Australians feel their voice is not being heard on Gaza
    Guardian Australia’s foreign affairs and defence correspondent Daniel Hurst speaks to Ed Husic about how the industry and science minister is making his voice heard on the Israel-Gaza war, as well as the government’s push to support domestic manufacturing and deliver what it calls ‘a future made in Australia’
    19 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 39 minutes 12 seconds
    Simon Birmingham on the Coalition’s stance on a Palestinian state
    Political editor Karen Middleton speaks with Coalition spokesperson on foreign affairs, Simon Birmingham, about his party’s strong criticisms of foreign minister Penny Wong’s speech for a two-state solution and the recognition of Palestine as a state. The senator also responds to the announcement of an Australian adviser on the Israel Defense Forces missile strike on the World Central Kitchen aid convoy
    12 April 2024, 3:00 pm
  • 28 minutes 26 seconds
    Essential report: how voters want to tackle Australia’s housing bin fire
    Guardian Australia’s chief political correspondent, Paul Karp, talks to Peter Lewis from Essential Media about voters’ views on Australia’s housing system. Together they discuss how people are feeling about the role housing plays for Australians and if there are any viable solutions to the crisis on the table
    10 April 2024, 6:23 am
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