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Goodbye Barnaby: The Deputy PM calls it a day

2/22/2018
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After vowing to stay on, Barnaby Joyce has announced he is resigning as leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister. Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas reconvene to discuss the fallout on this special bonus edition of The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:09:01

Barnaby holds on, Malcolm heads overseas and immigration makes waves

2/21/2018
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The Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has stared down pressure from colleagues to resign, but is his position tenable in the long-term? And as the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to Washington, his predecessor Tony Abbott sounds a warning on immigration. Former ABC Political Correspondent and Sky News contributor Jim Middleton joins Fran Kelly and Patricia Karvelas on The Party Room Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:58

Barnaby Joyce, ministerial conduct and Closing the Gap

2/14/2018
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The Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is increasingly under pressure over revelations of his affair with a staffer and accusations of ministerial misconduct. The drama overshadowed the 10th anniversary of the Closing the Gap report on Indigenous disadvantage and the apology to the Stolen Generations. Fairfax Chief Political Correspondent Mark Kenny joins Fran and Patricia on The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:01:29

Citizenship, the Batman by-election and a sense of deja vu as Parliament returns for 2018

2/7/2018
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Parliament has resumed for 2018 with both the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten staking out their policy positions. But the dual citizenship crisis looks set to dominate proceedings once again, while revelations the Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is expecting a child with a former staffer are dominating headlines. ABC News Political Editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran and Patricia on The Party Room to talk through the key issues facing Parliament as it...

Duration:00:28:04

Fran Kelly sings the year in #auspol

12/13/2017
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Every week, Fran Kelly sings a song inspired by federal politics. We've compiled a very special end-of-year mix of some of our favourites.

Duration:00:34:05

Parliament debates legalising same-sex marriage in Australia

12/6/2017
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Parliament has debated a historic bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia, in the final sittings of the year. Sky News political editor David Speers joins The Party Room to discuss dual citizenship and foreign intervention legislation with Fran and Patricia. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:28:09

Dastyari sacked and the PM capitulates on a banking royal commission

11/29/2017
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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has called a banking royal commission, capitulating to calls from nearly all sides. And Senator Sam Dastyari has been sacked from his position as deputy Senate whip over his links to Chinese donors. ABC 730's David Lipson joins Patricia Karvelas and Fran Kelly in The Party Room. Tweet #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:26:47

Eight becomes nine: citizenship chaos and the Lower House gets a week off

11/22/2017
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Virginia Trioli drops in on The Party Room to discuss citizenship chaos and same-sex marriage negotiations with Fran and Patricia. Tweet us using #ThePartyRoom or send us an email at ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:28

Same-sex marriage: Australia says Yes

11/15/2017
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The results are in, and Australia says yes to a change in the definition of marriage. Fran and Patricia break down the numbers, and discuss what might happen next. Guardian Australia's editor Lenore Taylor drops in on The Party Room to talk citizenship. Tweet us using #ThePartyRoom or send us an email at ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:20

Audits and instability as the citizenship crisis continues

11/8/2017
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Liberal backbencher John Alexander has joined the list of parliamentarians embroiled in the dual citizenship crisis engulfing federal politics. Andrew Probyn joined Fran and Patricia to give his perspective on how this Government could and should respond to the situation. Tweet the podcast using #ThePartyRoom or send us an email ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:47

Citizenship Eight: the crisis continues as Stephen Parry resigns

11/1/2017
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The citizenship crisis continues in the Federal Parliament this week with Senate President Stephen Parry confirming that he is a British citizen. Patricia and Fran discuss the consequences for the Government with HuffPost Politics Editor Karen Barlow. Tweet the podcast using #ThePartyRoom or send us an email ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:00

Citizenship Seven: The High Court disqualifies Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce

10/29/2017
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What does the High Court ruling on the Citizenship Seven mean for the future of this Government? Fran and Patricia reconvene for this bonus episode to discuss the fallout of the High Court ruling. Tweet the show using #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:16:03

AWU raids, staffer leaks and Michaelia Cash

10/25/2017
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A staffer from Senator Cash's office has resigned after admitting he was the source of a media leak about AFP raids on the AWU. What will the political fallout be? Buzzfeed's News Editor Josh Taylor joins Patricia and Fran to talk leaks, the National Broadband Network and the same-sex marriage postal survey. Tweet the podcast using #ThePartyRoom or send an email to ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:26:08

Is the NEG the energy policy we've all been waiting for?

10/18/2017
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This week the government announced their new plan to resolve the energy crisis: the National Energy Guarantee. What does the NEG mean for Australia's ongoing debate about energy? Fran and Patricia dissect the policy and the politics with Laura Tingle from the Australian Financial Review. Tweet at us using #ThePartyRoom or send us an email at ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:27:22

Energy, media reform and anti-vilification laws

9/14/2017
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This week in politics has been dominated by talk over energy policy. Patricia and Raf discuss a clean energy target, media reform and anti-vilification laws with political correspondent for The Australian, David Crowe. Tweet at us using #ThePartyRoom or email us at ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:25:40

Energy, North Korea and the same-sex marriage survey survives the High Court

9/7/2017
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The Federal Government's voluntary postal survey on same-sex marriage has survived a High Court challenge. Patricia Karvelas and Rafael Epstein discuss the political implications of the verdict, as well as the latest on energy and North Korea. And Daniela Ritorto from SBS News joins The Party Room to talk dual citizenship. Tweet us using #ThePartyRoom or email us at ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:26:19

Diversions, or getting on with the job? Energy, asylum seekers and history wars

8/31/2017
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This week, the government tried to focus its attention on energy, asylum seekers and Australian history. Fran and Patricia discuss why and whether it worked, and Phillip Coorey joined The Party Room to discuss Coalition strategy. Contact us using #ThePartyRoom or on ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:26:40

Citizenship and religious freedom: divisions in the Coalition

8/24/2017
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Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash and crossbench senator Nick Xenophon have joined other MPs underneath a citizenship cloud in Canberra. And divisions are opening up in the Coalition over the issue of religious freedom. Author and columnist Niki Savva drops in on The Party Room to unpack how well the government is handling this unprecedented situation. Contact us at ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au or using #ThePartyRoom.

Duration:00:27:27

Constitutional crisis, ABC reform and Barnaby Joyce is a kiwi

8/17/2017
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This week it was revealed that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has dual citizenship in New Zealand. Fran and Patricia discuss how the government has handled the news, and what the broader political implications might be. Sabra Lane joins the party to talk diplomacy with New Zealand, the High Court and the same-sex marriage debate. Get in contact using #ThePartyRoom or via email ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:26:46

Parliament resumes, and so does the same sex-marriage debate

8/10/2017
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Fran and Patricia discuss why we'll be hearing about same-sex marriage for the rest of the year, and who has the most to gain from the ongoing conversation. Plus, Leigh Sales joins the podcast to talk leadership and allegations against Commonwealth Bank. Get in touch using #ThePartyRoom or ThePartyRoom@abc.net.au.

Duration:00:25:42

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