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Media moguls and their role in the spill

9/20/2018
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What role did media barons Rupert Murdoch and Kerry Stokes play in the leadership spill that toppled Malcolm Turnbull? And the 'woman problem' that won't go away: another female Liberal MP calls time on her political career citing bullying and undermining. The ABC's Political Editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:35:19

Women, divisions and the Wentworth by-election

9/13/2018
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A date has been set for the Wentworth by-election, but the government is still struggling with the fallout from the leadership spill. Meanwhile, an extraordinary war of words has erupted between the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton and the former Border Force Commissioner Roman Quaedvleig. The ABC's National Affairs Correspondent Greg Jennett joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:29:45

Bullying and barnacles: Scott Morrison attempts to steady the ship

9/6/2018
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A Liberal Party Senator has threatened to name those accused of bullying female MPs during the leadership spill. It's another distraction for Prime Minister Scott Morrison as he attempts to unite his party and define his leadership. Phil Coorey, Chief Political Correspondent with the Australian Financial Review, joins Patricia Karvelas and Fran Kelly on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:34:04

Spill fallout: recriminations and resignations

8/30/2018
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The new Prime Minister Scott Morrison is preaching a message of unity as he attempts to heal the divisions in the Liberal Party. But the fallout from last week's leadership crisis is continuing to spread, with one MP announcing she won't contest the next election. Malcolm Farr, National Political Editor with news.com.au, joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:32:24

Spill special: Scott Morrison takes the top job. What now for the Government?

8/24/2018
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The Liberal Party leadership crisis has come to a head with the resignation of Malcolm Turnbull. Former Treasurer Scott Morrison took the top job, and Josh Frydenberg is his deputy. They've described themselves as "the new generation" and told voters that "we are on your side", but can they heal the deep divisions in the government? Join Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas for this special edition of The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:28:40

Spill special: Malcolm Turnbull loses frontbench support

8/23/2018
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On Thursday morning, the second challenge to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's leadership was launched. Senior ministers resigned and withdrew their support from Malcolm Turnbull, and the business of government ground to a halt. Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas caught up to record a special, one hour, edition of The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au. (Audio has been reissued. The full podcast is now available)

Duration:00:18:05

Spill special: Malcolm Turnbull's leadership on a knife-edge

8/21/2018
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The Prime Minister's leadership is facing its greatest threat, after Malcolm Turnbull narrowly survived a surprise challenge from Peter Dutton. With a second leadership ballot potentially just a few days away, Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas analyse how it's likely to play out. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:16:01

Parliament condemns maiden speech as racist

8/16/2018
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Federal politicians of all stripes have reacted with outrage over the sentiments expressed by Katter's Australia Party Senator Fraser Anning in his maiden speech. Senator Anning praised the White Australia policy and called for the return of an immigration system based on race and religion. The Guardian's Political Editor Katharine Murphy joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:28:34

Super Saturday wash-up: Labor comes out ahead

8/1/2018
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Labor has won all four of the seats it was hoping to retain in the Super Saturday by-elections, delivering a boost to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Meanwhile, the government's poor performance in the marginal Queensland seat of Longman is setting off alarm bells in the Coalition. The Chief Political Correspondent for The Saturday Paper, Karen Middleton, joins Patricia Karvelas and Fran Kelly on this special edition of The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to...

Duration:00:30:07

Your guide to the Super Saturday by-elections

7/26/2018
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Five seats are up for grabs as voters head to the polls in the Super Saturday by-elections. The by-elections are shaping up as an early test for the major parties, so who has the most to lose? In this special edition of The Party Room, Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas are joined by ABC political reporter Melissa Clarke. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:29:36

Captain's calls and flip flops

6/29/2018
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Parliament has risen for the mid-winter break, but there's plenty to talk about in The Party Room. Bill Shorten has backed down on his plan to repeal company tax cuts for businesses with a turnover between $10 and $50 million. Political reporter for Guardian Australia Amy Remeikis joins Patricia Karvelas and guest co-host Greg Jennett on this episode. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:22:52

The Government wins big on income tax

6/22/2018
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The federal government has scored its biggest legislative win to date with the passage of the $144 billion, seven year income tax plan. Labor says it will repeal the tax cuts for high income earners, but how will that play out in the coming Super Saturday by-elections? Kylar Loussikian, political reporter with The Daily Telegraph, joins Patricia Karvelas and special guest co-host Andrew Probyn on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:28:21

Global politics just got really weird

6/15/2018
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US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un meet. Julie Bishop cuts loose and tells us what she's really thinking. News.com Political correspondent Malcolm Farr joins Patricia Karvelas and guest co-host Greg Jennett on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:30:02

Foreign interference, new alliances and economic growth

6/8/2018
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The federal government has secured bi-partisan support for sweeping changes to the nation's foreign interference laws. GDP growth has come in stronger than economists predicted, but does that strengthen or weaken the case for a company tax cut? The Guardian's Editor Lenore Taylor joins Patricia Karvelas and guest co-host Sabra Lane on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:30:36

The political gets personal during a challenging week in Canberra

6/1/2018
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A One Nation Senator breaks ranks to support the government's company tax cuts. The government under pressure over the conduct of Barnaby Joyce, Michaelia Cash, and Greg Hunt. Channel Nine Political Editor Chris Uhlmann joins Patricia Karvelas and guest co-host Sabra Lane on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:30:05

One Nation backflips on corporate tax cuts and Labor re-thinks refugee policy

5/24/2018
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Where does One Nation's surprise backflip on a deal to pass the government's corporate tax cuts leave the signature policy? And Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has used Parliamentary privilege to link a Chinese-Australian political donor to an international bribery plot. Patricia Karvelas and guest co-host Barrie Cassidy break down a big week in federal politics. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:28:25

China, debt and the Coalition's 'women problem'

5/17/2018
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The preselection defeat of government minister Jane Prentice has raised questions about the Coalition's support for female MPs. And have reports of the deterioration in relations between Australia and China been exaggerated? Jennifer Hewett, National Affairs Columnist with the Australian Financial Review, joins Patricia Karvelas and special guest co-host Barrie Cassidy on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:29:13

The budget, tax cuts and by-elections

5/10/2018
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The federal government has begun the task of selling the budget, but can it persuade the crossbench to pass its tax cuts? And the High Court's ruling that Senator Katy Gallagher is ineligible to sit in the Senate means a total of five by-elections must now be held. Phil Coorey, the Chief Political Correspondent for the Australian Financial Review, joins Patricia Karvelas and Fran Kelly. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:35

Budget 2018: tax cuts, mental health and a hit to the ABC

5/8/2018
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The Treasurer Scott Morrison has made an ambitious seven-year plan to cut taxes the centrepiece of his third budget. But will it be enough to win the hearts and minds of voters? Fran and Patricia break it down in this special budget wrap-up. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:12:19

Banks, businesses and preparing for the budget

5/3/2018
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Revelations out of the Banking Royal Commission have made a conversation around the company tax cut difficult for the Government. And the Business Council of Australia is preparing to campaign in the upcoming election. This week, Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas prepare for the federal budget with David Crowe, Chief Political Correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:30:48