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Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.

Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.

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Australia

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Want to know what's really going on in Parliament House? Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas give you the political analysis that matters and explain what it means for you.

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English


Episodes

Throwing money out the door

7/29/2021
As NSW's prolonged lockdown sparks fears of a recession, the Federal Government has boosted its COVID support payment, which now looks a lot like JobKeeper. Plus, why has Labor done an about-face on some of their key economic policies? The Age and Sydney Morning Herald's senior economics correspondent Shane Wright joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:37:24

You had one job

7/22/2021
The Morrison Government is feeling the heat, with three states in lockdown, low vaccination rates and sinking approval ratings. Plus, whatever happened to the Gaetjens report into an alleged rape in Parliament House? Guardian Australia's Political Editor Katharine Murphy joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:33:12

Complacency is the word

7/15/2021
The Federal Government is dealing with COVID-related fires on many fronts, as the Victorian Government accuses them of favouritism, Kevin Rudd involves himself in the rollout and a "graphic" ad campaign draws criticism. And when it comes to COVID-19, it's all about the messaging. The ABC's Political Editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:37:12

In the conundrum

7/8/2021
Parliament's workplace culture is back in the spotlight after former Liberal MP Julia Banks reveals she experienced months of gaslighting, bullying and an unwanted sexual advance in Canberra. Plus, Australia's vaccination rollout — what does war have to do with it? 7:30's chief political correspondent Laura Tingle joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:33:35

Blame at 50 paces

7/1/2021
As COVID-19 variants take over Australia, the pace of our vaccination rollout and health advice in relation to the AstraZeneca dose have come under fire. Meanwhile, is another rorts inquiry on the cards for the Coalition government? The Australian Financial Review's National Affairs columnist Jennifer Hewett joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:33:03

All hat, no cattle

6/24/2021
The Nats have re-Joyced, but what does the resurrection of Barnaby Joyce as Deputy Prime Minister mean for the Coalition’s policies on climate change and agriculture? Plus, the 'deviant' Delta variant that's taking over New South Wales. Kath Sullivan, the ABC's National Rural reporter, joins Fran and PK to discuss.

Duration:00:31:37

'Cruel and unusual': Biloela family's future remains uncertain

6/17/2021
The Biloela family has received some temporary reprieve as they are reunited in Perth, but questions remain about their future. And, what Prime Minister Morrison's trip to Cornwall means for Australia's climate ambitions. David Crowe, chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:31:23

The system is broken

6/3/2021
The Morrison government has announced temporary support payments for Australians living in lockdown, as Victoria's latest COVID outbreak raises tough questions about the management of the crisis. Patricia Karvelas and Insiders Host David Speers discuss this weeks' headlines with Guardian Australia's Political Editor Katharine Murphy.

Duration:00:35:05

Victoria's lockdown and Brittany Higgins' challenge for Parliament House

5/27/2021
Three months since allegations surfaced about Parliament House's working culture, questions still remain about what's being done to fix it. Plus, the latest on Victoria's COVID-19 outbreak and our vaccination rollout. The Australian Financial Review’s Political Editor, Phil Coorey joins Fran and PK to uncover what's happening in the corridors of Parliament House.

Duration:00:34:59

From under the doona

5/20/2021
A year on since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approach to re-opening international borders has taken a big shift. Plus, the government's new 600-million-dollar plan to 'cook with gas'. Peter Van Onselen, Political Editor for Network Ten and columnist for The Australian joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:32:49

I see red, I see red, I see red

5/12/2021
As the federal government begins selling the budget, senior ministers walk back assumptions that every Australian who wants to be vaccinated will be by the end of the year. Shane Wright, Senior Economics Correspondent with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:32:55

Budget 2021: Hot chocolate and would you like ideology with that?

5/11/2021
It's been called the 'Hot Chocolate' budget after their hit single 'Every 1's a Winner'. In his second pandemic budget, Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg clears off the barnacles, neutralises some of the government's vulnerabilities and kicks ideology down the road. Fran and PK break it down in this special budget wrap.

Duration:00:15:43

Backlash over "racist" India travel ban and preparing for the budget

5/6/2021
Controversy over the federal government's temporary travel ban from India has left the Prime Minister feeling the heat from all sides this week, but what does it have to do with Johnny Depp's dogs? Patricia Karvelas and Insiders Host David Speers prepare for the federal budget with AM's Sabra Lane.

Duration:00:32:12

Beating of drums and laying of hands

4/29/2021
Home Affairs secretary Michael Pezzullo warns the 'drums of war' are beating louder, after Defence Minister Peter Dutton says Australia should not rule out the prospect of a conflict with China over Taiwan. Peter Hartcher from The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald joins Fran and PK on The Party Room.

Duration:00:33:22

Turning on a dime: Climate and the vaccine rollout

4/22/2021
This week sees the government hastily pivoting on climate before the Biden Administration's climate summit. Plus, why a milkshake video drew the ire of the internet. Guardian Australia's chief political correspondent Sarah Martin joins Fran and PK on The Party Room.

Duration:00:31:06

Calling time on Watchgate

4/15/2021
Former Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate breaks her silence over the Cartier watches controversy, but what does gender have to do with it? 7:30's chief political correspondent Laura Tingle is with Fran and PK.

Duration:00:35:13

Cabinet taskforce: Agenda-setting or window dressing?

3/31/2021
The latest Cabinet reshuffle sees several women elevated to the highest ranks in government and the establishment of a women's taskforce. But will it leave women doing the heavy lifting? David Crowe, the chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:32:10

Doing the Morrison shuffle

3/24/2021
We go behind the Prime Minister's backflip on gender quotas and his attempt at a reset on Tuesday. Plus, what could a reshuffle mean for Attorney-General Christian Porter and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds? Triple J Hack’s Political Reporter Shalailah Medhora joins Fran and Insiders Host David Speers this week.

Duration:00:30:30

Women March 4 Justice, but where are the blokes?

3/17/2021
Thousands of people marched around the country this week to call for an end to sexism and sexual harassment. What will the rallies mean for Parliament House? Plus, what are the practical implications of the government splitting Christian Porter's Attorney-General responsibilities? Guardian Australia's political correspondent Amy Remeikis is on The Party Room.

Duration:00:30:48

Three ministers on sick leave as parliament set to resume

3/10/2021
With the Defence Minister, Health Minister and Attorney General on sick leave, how will the government manage the next crucial sitting fortnight? And Australia watches as the Prime Minister grapples with managing the response to parliament rape allegations. Dr Julia Baird from ABC's The Drum joins Fran and PK.

Duration:00:31:07