Politics with Michelle Grattan

20 EpisodesProduced by Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan, Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation, talks politics with politicians and experts, from Capital Hill.

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Corrected version: Richard Eccleston on the electoral mood in Tasmania

May 9th, 2019

19:32

University of Tasmania political science professor, Richard Eccleston, says a lack of a coherent energy policy could count against the Coalition in …

Tim Colebatch on the battle in Victoria - and the Senate

May 6th, 2019

17:20

Inside Story’s Tim Colebatch says three Victorian seats are seen as “pretty certain” wins for Labor - Dunkley, Corangamite and Chisholm. A number of …

William Bowe on the state of election play in WA

May 1st, 2019

21:20

Western Australia-based William Bowe, who runs The Poll Bludger website, says “there is a feeling that there is a Labor resurgence in the state”.

Andrew Hughes on political advertising - and Clive Palmer

April 29th, 2019

20:47

ANU marketing lecturer Andrew Hughes says this is the first election where the advertising spend and activity has been more focussed on digital.

He …

Caroline Fisher on the spin machines of #AusVotes19

April 24th, 2019

16:50

While the major party leaders seem to have curated their images, University of Canberra assistant professor in communications and media Caroline …

Jim Chalmers on Labor’s budget reaction

April 3rd, 2019

12:14

Shadow Finance minister Jim Chalmers said Labor was looking for ways to make things fairer for low-income earners who were “largely left behind” in …

Peter Martin and Tim Colebatch on budget strategy and numbers

April 2nd, 2019

10:18

From inside the budget lockup, The Conversation’s Business and Economics editor Peter Martin and political and economic journalist Tim Colebatch from …

Jenny Macklin on inequality and Labor values

March 27th, 2019

26:19

After more than two decades, Jenny Macklin is in her final days as an MP. Her legacies from her time as a Labor minister include parental leave and the landmark National Disability Insurance Scheme.

In this podcast she …

Ian McAllister on voters and issues in the coming election

March 4th, 2019

21:59

The Australian Election Study, conducted by the Australian National University, has been running since 1987.

Its director Ian McAllister says one …

Tony Abbott and Zali Steggall on Warringah votes

March 1st, 2019

22:49

The Sydney electorate of Warringah will be one of the most fascinating battlegrounds in the May election, with a high profile independent Zali Stegall challenging former prime minister Tony Abbott.

Despite the seat …

Kerryn Phelps on medical transfer numbers

February 13th, 2019

10:54

Independent MP Kerryn Phelps, who set the ball rolling for the medical transfers legislation, says its passage is “a remarkable exercise in …

Michael McCormack on banks and the bush, and the election battle

February 5th, 2019

27:43

Deputy prime minister and Nationals leader Michael McCormack says the banking royal commission report contained a good outcome for farmers.

McCormack praised Nationals backbenchers Llew O’Brien, George Christensen and …

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Tanya Plibersek on a united Labor

December 20th, 2018

19:14

The Labor party has emerged from its three day national conference in Adelaide looking united and projecting itself as “ready to govern”.

Labor …

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Anthony Albanese on Labor’s road ahead

December 12th, 2018

49:07

Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese, a senior minister in the last Labor government and briefly deputy prime minister, is preparing to “hit the ground running” if the ALP wins next year’s election.

But meanwhile the …

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Josh Frydenberg on Liberal troubles

November 29th, 2018

15:37

Josh Frydenberg, who became treasurer and deputy Liberal leader in the tumultuous events of August, said the party has “big challenges”.

While the …

Lowy Institute’s Jonathan Pryke on APEC 2018

November 19th, 2018

14:10

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) ended with no agreed communique and unresolved tensions between the United States and China on …

Andrew Giles on the growing issue of loneliness

November 7th, 2018

22:18

Ahead of the release of the most comprehensive data on loneliness in Australia - by the Australian Psychologists Society - Labor frontbencher Andrew …

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Anne Summers on #MeToo and women in politics

November 2nd, 2018

30:30

Anne Summers, who has worn many hats during her career - journalist, editor, activist, senior public servant, and prime ministerial advisor - is concerned about the slow progress in Australia in addressing sexual …

Satirist Jonathan Biggins on sending up the pollies

October 30th, 2018

18:35

Jonathan Biggins, who has been sending up politicians as part of The Wharf Revue for almost two decades, has some sharp words about social media - …

Barnaby Joyce on facing the drought and rural women

October 23rd, 2018

25:25

Some in the Nationals would like Barnaby Joyce back in the leadership before the election. Joyce speaking to The Conversation repeats that if the …

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