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The Trough for Friday the 24th of March

Today - Turnbull slams Pauline Hanson over calls for Muslim immigration ban, Abbott calls for the Federal Government to keep the Hazelwood power station open and Jacqui Lambie opens up on welfare cuts. Also - this is the final episode from me. At least for now. As I warned, this was always going to be an experiment, and I'm satisfied that it works. But it was also going to be difficult to help pay the bills with this and I simply wont have enough time thanks to the work I'm doing now. If...

Duration: 00:08:49

The Trough for Thursday the 16th of March

Today, a proposed $2 billion expansion of the Snowy Scheme, as gas giants are put on notice over a looming shortage. Also featuring cybernetic Australian soldiers from the future.

Duration: 00:08:23

The Trough for Tuesday the 14th of March

Today – SA unveils its new power plan, QLD's election to be delayed thanks to One Nation and Julie Bishop's blunt message to China.

Duration: 00:08:30

The Trough for Friday the 10th of March

Today – all the reaction from Kate Ellis' resignation, fresh reshuffle speculation and tensions between the Liberals & the Nationals hit fever pitch in Western Australia ahead of Saturday's state election.

Duration: 00:10:02

The Trough for Wednesday the 8th of MArch

Today, internal resistance to an Australian version of the Department of Homeland Security, a looming battle over resources taxes and warnings of a looming gas shortage this winter

Duration: 00:08:25

The Trough for Tuesday 7th March

Today - More woes in WA, as Pauline Hanson defends her comments on vaccinations. Plus, plans re-emerge for an Australian Department of Homeland Security, while ScoMo praises Victoria's housing affordability plan

Duration: 00:10:29

The Trough for Friday the 3rd of MArch

Today – More advice from Abbott, this time on penalty rates, a pay freeze possible for MPs and a government backbencher calls for debate on reserving Australia's gas supplies.

Duration: 00:08:53

The Trough for Thursday the 2nd of March

Today - Eric Abetz says penalty rates should be grandfathered, things go paleo pear-shaped for Dept of Finance's recruitment video + Mitch Fifield on his love of Hi5.

Duration: 00:09:49

The Trough for Wednesday the 1st of March

Today - the LNP threatens to split in Queensland, as divisions deepen within the Coalition about what to do with racial discrimination laws. Apologies it's late - Soundcloud (thanks to Amazon) had a few issues this morning... (A few things to add this morning - Scott Morrison's remarks on AM that changing 18C wont deliver any new jobs was an interesting rebuttal. We'll see how that plays out in the party room)

Duration: 00:09:49

The Trough for Tuesday the 28th of February

Today - a report into 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is handed down, rumours about Malcolm Turnbull's replacement once he retires from politics, and Centrelink under fire for leaking personal details to Fairfax

Duration: 00:08:57

The Trough for Friday February 24

Today – Tony "No Sniping" Abbott gets a few things off his chest about the state of the Liberals, a storm erupts over penalty rates, and Dr Ken Henry's frank assessment about the state of federal politics.

Duration: 00:10:21

The Trough for Thursday 23rd of February

Today - D-Day for Sunday penalty rates – Hanson attacks the proposed paid parental leave scheme, and Ken Henry calls for changes to the GST.

Duration: 00:08:25

The Trough for Wednesday 22nd of February

Today – The Israeli Prime Minister touches down in Sydney, amid debate about a two-state solution and Labor considering a Buffett tax for high income earners.

Duration: 00:08:28

The Trough for Tuesday February 21

Today – Scott Morrison arcs up over the appointment of Anna Bligh to the Australian Bankers Association, oil and gas companies being targeted in the May budget, and a proposal to introduce four year fixed terms for politicians.

Duration: 00:09:13

The Trough for Monday 20th of February

Today, credit where's credit due as a new political debate looms over the banks – the Prime Minister heads West – and moves to fund coal power using the so-called Green Bank.

Duration: 00:08:27

The Trough for Friday 17th of February

The PM visits New Zealand as he hoses down speculation of changes to CGT. John Howard endorses WA Liberal preference deal with One Nation, and we test-run a new Sean Spicer name generator, with a cameo from Shinzo Abe

Duration: 00:10:26

The Trough Podcast for Thursday the 16th of February

Today – Capital Gain Tax potentially on the chopping block to fix a budget black hole and Nick Xenophon gets the Daily Telegraph treatment as the Federal Government increases the heat on the crossbench over childcare and welfare changes.

Duration: 00:08:50

The Trough for Wednesday 15th February

Welcome to The Trough for Wednesday the 15th of February. Today, the government opens the door for tax rises if the Senate rejects its budget savings, political parties briefed on the risk of hackers, and feeling the love on the #auspol hashtag.

Duration: 00:07:13

The Trough 14th February 2017

A bid to link welfare savings to the NDIS backfires for the Federal Government, One Nation Preferences causing division within the Coalition and the latest Closing the Gap report shows more work is needed address indigenous disadvantage.

Duration: 00:07:44

The Trough - February 13 2017

Episode 1 of The Trough podcast - your daily bite-sized wrap of all the political news you need to know to get your morning started. (awkward cough) - THIS is the right episode - and the theme of today is energy security

Duration: 00:08:02

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