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In the Australian Politics podcast, Katharine Murphy and Guardian Australia's political team examine what’s happening in Australian politics and why it matters to you
This week new details on the Aukus defence partnership were finally announced, including that the government is planning to spend up to $368bn on nuclear powered submarines. Deputy prime minister and defence minister Richard Marles speaks with foreign affairs and defence correspondent Daniel Hurst. Marles argues the agreement with the UK and US won’t affect the stabilisation of our relationship with China and that Australia’s sovereignty will not be compromised by a reliance on US defence capabilities Aukus submarine deal will be ‘too big to fail’, Richard Marles says Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast
Political editor Katharine Murphy and Essential Media’s Peter Lewis analyse the latest Guardian Essential poll. Together, they discuss the latest survey results on superannuation changes and stage-three tax cuts, aspirational voting and how people across Australia are imagining their financial futures, as well as the shifting popularity of Anthony Albanese and Peter Dutton
With Labor requiring the support of the Greens to pass the safeguard mechanism, the party’s leader talks to the Guardian Australia political editor, Katharine Murphy, about its stance on stopping new oil and gas projects and what it is willing to negotiate on. They also discuss party leadership, superannuation tax changes and social housing
This week, Guardian Australia’s politics team sit down to answer your questions. Is there such thing as a safe seat? How prepared has the Albanese government been for the pushback on the voice? And what responsibility does the current government have in keeping us safe from Covid?
Political editor Katharine Murphy is joined by Essential Media’s Peter Lewis to analyse the latest Guardian Essential poll. They discuss the factors that Australians are blaming for cost of living pressures, and the potential impact of the Reserve Bank’s actions on the Albanese government
Political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to Labor MP Gordon Reid, Liberal MP Bridget Archer and crossbencher Allegra Spender about the launch of their new Friends of the Uluru Statement group in Parliament House. They discuss the significance of the voice to parliament campaign and the power of creating safe spaces to answer questions on the upcoming referendum
Political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to health minister Mark Butler about the challenges and recommendations of improving primary care, in response to the Strengthening Medicare taskforce’s report. They also discuss how general practice needs better incentives to attract medical graduates and manage increasing rates of chronic illness
Political editor Katharine Murphy is joined by Essential Media’s Peter Lewis to analyse the latest Guardian Essential poll. They discuss how the majority of Australians continue to support an Indigenous voice to parliament, and the risks opposition leader Peter Dutton might face if he continues to oppose the voice
Political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to prime minister Anthony Albanese about his time in office so far, the Indigenous voice to parliament and the challenges stemming from instability in Europe. Albanese also says it is likely he would have pursued the Aukus defence agreement had Labor been in power during the Morrison era
Political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to the treasurer, Jim Chalmers, about the objectives of a ‘values-based capitalism’ that strengthens democracy, ahead of his upcoming essay for The Monthly. He also responds to this week’s inflation figures and reveals an intention to address entrenched disadvantage in the May budget
This year Australia has seen a change of government, the introduction of a large progressive crossbench and a slew of concerns, from the rising cost of living to modern threats against national security. Political editor Katharine Murphy talks to Jane Lee about the Albanese government’s achievements and its biggest challenges going into the new year
In the final episode of Australian Politics for 2022, political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to the minister for home affairs and cyber security Clare O’Neil about the strategic challenges for Australia and the region. These include the increased likelihood of cyber-attacks, decreasing trust in democracy and growing risks of foreign interference
With superannuation assets of Australians totalling over $3tn, political editor Katharine Murphy talks to former Labor minister and trade unionist Greg Combet about how super funds can work with the government to address Australia’s shortage of social and affordable housing – and invest in a transition to renewable energy
After a late-night sitting with the industrial relations package and the Territory Rights Bill, David Pocock speaks with political editor Katharine Murphy. They discuss how he makes informed decisions and what he has learnt about the workings of federal politics
Political editor Katharine Murphy is joined by Essential Media’s Peter Lewis and the Australia Institute’s Ebony Bennett to analyse the latest Guardian Essential poll. Together, they discuss the busy end of the parliamentary term, the party leaders’ approval ratings, and the state of the Liberal party after electoral losses federally and in Victoria
Political editor Katharine Murphy speaks to foreign minister Penny Wong about the value of multilateral summits, how Australia is trying to stabilise its relationship with China, and the release of an Australian academic from prison in Myanmar
Guardian Australia’s political reporters Paul Karp, Amy Remeikis and Josh Butler answer your burning #auspol questions. What is the future for women and conservatives? Should public health be left in the hands of the individual? What would fixed election dates look like?
Guardian Australia political reporter Paul Karp is joined by the executive director of Essential Media, Peter Lewis, and the deputy director of the Australia Institute, Ebony Bennett, for analysis of the latest Guardian Essential poll and a discussion of the industrial relations bill and other Labor government policies Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast
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