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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.




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.




The time has come for politicians to have the courage of their convictions

The Federal Coalition remains embroiled in net zero shenanigans, opening up Scott Morrison to criticism over his ability to wrangle the Nationals. Plus, an unprecedented move to block an investigation into Christian Porter's 'blind trust' renews the debate about integrity in politics. Guardian Australia Editor Lenore Taylor joins PK and Fran this week.


Putting on a show over climate policy

As pressure mounts on the Federal Government to deliver a net zero by 2050 target, the Nationals are not being quiet about their resistance to stronger climate action. Plus, will the government’s COVID missteps be forgiven and forgotten by the time the federal election rolls around? SMH/The Age Chief Political Correspondent David Crowe joins PK and Fran this week.


Going nuclear: Australia's new position in the Asia-Pacific

A landmark new security alliance with the UK and the US could escalate Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific, but will this increase tensions with China? Plus, Christian Porter's in hot water over an anonymous donation and Labor tackles diversity in its ranks.


Politics or action: women's safety back in the spotlight

With women's safety back in the spotlight, there's growing pressure on the Federal Government to do more to protect women and girls. Plus, as the states stoush over vaccine allocation, Scott Morrison's secretive trip to Sydney to visit for Father's Day has drawn ire.


You can't have a National Plan when it's not a national story

As state and federal leaders continue to clash over the National COVID Plan, the vaccine rollout in Indigenous communities has come under the microscope. Plus, how should the Morrison Government deal with the companies who received JobKeeper while reporting soaring profits? ABC international affairs analyst Stan Grant joins Fran and PK this week.


Political conflict and theatre around COVID

The Morrison Government is reclaiming the COVID narrative, but Labor's got a bone to pick about the national plan to reopen the country. Plus, in the wake of the crisis in Afghanistan, is it time to revisit Australia's tough border policy? SMH/The Age Columnist and Senior Writer Jacqueline Maley joins Fran and PK this week.


Delay, prevaricate, misjudge until the absolute last moment

The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has created a new humanitarian crisis and Scott Morrison's response is drawing scathing criticism. Plus, could more have been done to prevent the spread of COVID into vulnerable communities?


The clock's ticking on Australia's climate change plan

Scott Morrison is feeling the heat over Australia's climate policy following the IPCC's latest report, which warns we're running out of time to prevent catastrophic global warming. Plus, what are the ramifications of NSW's controversial new COVID strategy?


A gold medal week for vaccine backflips

We go behind the potential incentives for vaccine uptake and modelling that underpins Australia's pathway to living with COVID-19. Plus, the contention over the Morrison Government's temporary promotion of Christian Porter.


Throwing money out the door

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.


You had one job

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.


Complacency is the word

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.


In the conundrum

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.


Blame at 50 paces

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.


All hat, no cattle

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.


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

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.


The system is broken

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.


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

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.


From under the doona

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.


I see red, I see red, I see red

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.