The Politics Podcast

The Politics Podcast

From The Monthly and LiSTNR comes The Politics Podcast, a new daily podcast that cuts through the noise and delivers you the in-depth analysis of the moments that defined the day in politics. Hosted by The Monthly journalist Rachel Withers,

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Season 1


CPAC to the rafters: Conservatives ramping up criticism of an Indigenous voice to parliament

Today, Jonathan Green recounts this year's CPAC conference, with a particular focus on their criticism of an Indigenous voice to parliament.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

CPAC to the rafters: Conservatives ramping up criticism of an Indigenous voice to parliament

Today, Jonathan Green recounts this year's CPAC conference, with a particular focus on their criticism of an Indigenous voice to parliament.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

08:45

EP124 - S1

3 Oct 22

Integrity now: Labor’s corruption watchdog

Today, Justine Landis-Hanley discusses Labor's proposed national anti-corruption commission.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

Integrity now: Labor’s corruption watchdog

Today, Justine Landis-Hanley discusses Labor's proposed national anti-corruption commission.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

07:41

EP123 - S1

30 Sep 22

Who shall fight them on the breaches?: The woeful state of Australia’s cybersecurity

Today, Martin McKenzie-Murray argues that the Optus data breach calls attention to the woeful state of Australia’s cybersecurity. For the record, Martin McKenzie-Murray would like to disclose he was working in the office of the shadow minister for cybersecurity in 2020.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

Who shall fight them on the breaches?: The woeful state of Australia’s cybersecurity

Today, Martin McKenzie-Murray argues that the Optus data breach calls attention to the woeful state of Australia’s cybersecurity. For the record, Martin McKenzie-Murray would like to disclose he was working in the office of the shadow minister for cybersecurity in 2020.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

07:55

EP122 - S1

29 Sep 22

The best of politics, the worst of politics: One Senate, two manifestations of political possibility

Today, Jonathan Green examines the political possibilities of the Australian Senate.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

The best of politics, the worst of politics: One Senate, two manifestations of political possibility

Today, Jonathan Green examines the political possibilities of the Australian Senate.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

07:32

EP121 - S1

28 Sep 22

Leap of Faith: Restoring faith in politics

Today, Jonathan Green considers the federal government's efforts to restore faith in politics.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

Leap of Faith: Restoring faith in politics

Today, Jonathan Green considers the federal government's efforts to restore faith in politics.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

07:04

EP120 - S1

27 Sep 22

With friends like these: News Corp’s attempt to repackage Dutton paints him as a friend to many

In today's episode, Jonathan Green reflects on News Corp’s latest attempt to repackage the Opposition leader as a friend to many.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

With friends like these: News Corp’s attempt to repackage Dutton paints him as a friend to many

In today's episode, Jonathan Green reflects on News Corp’s latest attempt to repackage the Opposition leader as a friend to many.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:16

EP119 - S1

26 Sep 22

A national shame: Hawthorn’s alleged treatment of Indigenous players provides more evidence of Australia's racism

In today's episode, Jonathan Green reflects on the damning Hawthorn Football Club review revealed today, unveiling numerous accounts of alleged racism, harm and discrimination experienced by First Nations players and their families.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

A national shame: Hawthorn’s alleged treatment of Indigenous players provides more evidence of Australia's racism

In today's episode, Jonathan Green reflects on the damning Hawthorn Football Club review revealed today, unveiling numerous accounts of alleged racism, harm and discrimination experienced by First Nations players and their families.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp.

06:48

EP118 - S1

21 Sep 22

Meghan Markle and the Hollie rail: Hollie Hughes’s comments show the political risks of media echo chambers

In today's episode, Jonathan Green argues that Liberal senator Hollie Hughes’s bizarre comments about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex show the political risks of media echo chambers.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

Meghan Markle and the Hollie rail: Hollie Hughes’s comments show the political risks of media echo chambers

In today's episode, Jonathan Green argues that Liberal senator Hollie Hughes’s bizarre comments about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex show the political risks of media echo chambers.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

07:16

EP117 - S1

20 Sep 22

A politics supreme: Mourning of the Queen an act of highly effective politics

In today's episode, Jonathon Green discusses the politics at large as we mourn Queen Elizabeth II. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

A politics supreme: Mourning of the Queen an act of highly effective politics

In today's episode, Jonathon Green discusses the politics at large as we mourn Queen Elizabeth II. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

07:35

EP116 - S1

19 Sep 22

Moment of truth: Can Labor legislate for truth in political ads?

In today's episode, Russell Marks discusses Labor's plan to legislate a cap on the amount of money a candidate or party can spend on their election campaign, a reduction in the donation disclosure threshold, real-time donor disclosure and “truth in political advertising”. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

Moment of truth: Can Labor legislate for truth in political ads?

In today's episode, Russell Marks discusses Labor's plan to legislate a cap on the amount of money a candidate or party can spend on their election campaign, a reduction in the donation disclosure threshold, real-time donor disclosure and “truth in political advertising”. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

07:52

EP115 - S1

16 Sep 22

Grim territory: systematic racism and policing

In today's episode, Russell Marks examines the role systematic racism plays in police decisions as the NT inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker continues.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

Grim territory: systematic racism and policing

In today's episode, Russell Marks examines the role systematic racism plays in police decisions as the NT inquest into the death of Kumanjayi Walker continues.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. Read by Amanda Copp. 

08:57

EP114 - S1

15 Sep 22

Crown duels: Australian republicans letting monarchists run the show

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks why Australia's offical republic campaign has gone silent at its most opportune moment. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Crown duels: Australian republicans letting monarchists run the show

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks why Australia's offical republic campaign has gone silent at its most opportune moment. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:23

EP113 - S1

14 Sep 22

Whose fault is it anyway?: Albanese ready to blame the crossbench if he cannot pass ICAC bill

In today's episode, Rachel Withers questions whether the government will be able to pass its integrity commission bill by the end of the year. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Whose fault is it anyway?: Albanese ready to blame the crossbench if he cannot pass ICAC bill

In today's episode, Rachel Withers questions whether the government will be able to pass its integrity commission bill by the end of the year. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:45

EP112 - S1

13 Sep 22

Don't Mention the Republic: Labor continue to venerate the monarchy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores Australia's response to royal protocols following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Don't Mention the Republic: Labor continue to venerate the monarchy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores Australia's response to royal protocols following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:45

EP111 - S1

12 Sep 22

I did but see her passing: Republican implications

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks when is it appropriate to start talking about the republican implications of Queen Elizabeth II’s death? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

I did but see her passing: Republican implications

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks when is it appropriate to start talking about the republican implications of Queen Elizabeth II’s death? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:21

EP110 - S1

9 Sep 22

Pocock and bull story: The bull**** is far from over

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how Labor’s climate bill passes the Senate, but the bullshit is far from over. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Pocock and bull story: The bull**** is far from over

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how Labor’s climate bill passes the Senate, but the bullshit is far from over. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:31

EP109 - S1

8 Sep 22

Nine years a government: The Coalition demands to know why Labor hasn’t fixed its mess yet

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Coalition demands to know why Labor hasn’t fixed its mess yet Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Nine years a government: The Coalition demands to know why Labor hasn’t fixed its mess yet

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Coalition demands to know why Labor hasn’t fixed its mess yet Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:34

EP108 - S1

7 Sep 22

Hollow mien: Labor’s words on mental health ring hollow

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses as with climate, Labor’s words on mental health ring hollow when it won’t do what is necessary Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Hollow mien: Labor’s words on mental health ring hollow

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses as with climate, Labor’s words on mental health ring hollow when it won’t do what is necessary Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:33

EP107 - S1

6 Sep 22

Welfare check: Labor’s attempt is insulting

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Labor’s attempt to claim credit for welfare indexation while choosing to leave jobseekers in poverty is insulting. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Welfare check: Labor’s attempt is insulting

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Labor’s attempt to claim credit for welfare indexation while choosing to leave jobseekers in poverty is insulting. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:24

EP106 - S1

5 Sep 22

Times have changed: A sign of how broken our politics has become

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses the sign of how broken our politics has become if a new government won’t consider policies outside of its immediate budget targets. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Times have changed: A sign of how broken our politics has become

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses the sign of how broken our politics has become if a new government won’t consider policies outside of its immediate budget targets. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:20

EP105 - S1

2 Sep 22

Jobs for the girls: Where is Labor going to find the money?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how investing in women’s workforce participation is going to cost mone and where is Labor going to find it. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Jobs for the girls: Where is Labor going to find the money?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how investing in women’s workforce participation is going to cost mone and where is Labor going to find it. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:42

EP104 - S1

1 Sep 22

Summit ventured, Dutton gamed: The Coalition has ruled itself out of the summit

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how in refusing to attend the Jobs Summit, the childish Coalition has ruled itself out of influencing this week’s talks. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Summit ventured, Dutton gamed: The Coalition has ruled itself out of the summit

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how in refusing to attend the Jobs Summit, the childish Coalition has ruled itself out of influencing this week’s talks. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:21

EP103 - S1

31 Aug 22

A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad policy: Stage Three tax cuts are indefensible

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Stage Three tax cuts are indefensible, and there is no reason to keep them. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

A terrible, horrible, no good, very bad policy: Stage Three tax cuts are indefensible

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Stage Three tax cuts are indefensible, and there is no reason to keep them. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:56

EP102 - S1

30 Aug 22

One hundred days of platitude: 100 days of the Albanese government

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the first 100 days of the Albanese government has delivered many wins and several major disappointments. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

One hundred days of platitude: 100 days of the Albanese government

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the first 100 days of the Albanese government has delivered many wins and several major disappointments. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:58

EP101 - S1

29 Aug 22

The climate bores: The worst parts of Labor’s climate betrayal

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how one of the worst parts of Labor’s climate betrayal is watching them parrot Coalition talking points. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The climate bores: The worst parts of Labor’s climate betrayal

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how one of the worst parts of Labor’s climate betrayal is watching them parrot Coalition talking points. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

09:01

EP100 - S1

26 Aug 22

Nothing to see here: The Coalition thinks we should just “move on”

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses why the Coalition thinks we should just “move on” from every mess up it ever made. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Nothing to see here: The Coalition thinks we should just “move on”

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses why the Coalition thinks we should just “move on” from every mess up it ever made. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:20

EP99 - S1

25 Aug 22

Taking full irresponsibility: Morrison already undermining the inquiry

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how Morrison and co are already undermining the inquiry into how he undermined responsible government. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Taking full irresponsibility: Morrison already undermining the inquiry

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how Morrison and co are already undermining the inquiry into how he undermined responsible government. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:16

EP98 - S1

24 Aug 22

The minister for undermining and resources: Morrison undermined the principles of responsible government

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how legal advice has found Scott Morrison undermined the principles of responsible government. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The minister for undermining and resources: Morrison undermined the principles of responsible government

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how legal advice has found Scott Morrison undermined the principles of responsible government. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:02

EP97 - S1

23 Aug 22

Taking for granted: Labor wants right for ministers to allocate grants

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how amid further LNP pork-barrelling reports, Labor wants to retain the right for ministers to allocate grants.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Taking for granted: Labor wants right for ministers to allocate grants

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how amid further LNP pork-barrelling reports, Labor wants to retain the right for ministers to allocate grants.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:29

EP96 - S1

22 Aug 22

Posting through it: Morrison fails to grasp that people are laughing at him

In today's episode, Rachel Withers observes how Morrison fails to grasp that people are laughing at him, not with him. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Posting through it: Morrison fails to grasp that people are laughing at him

In today's episode, Rachel Withers observes how Morrison fails to grasp that people are laughing at him, not with him. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:56

EP95 - S1

19 Aug 22

ScoMo’s so-and-so: Morrison’s self-appointments have strengthened the case for a republic

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Morrison’s self-appointments may have strengthened the case for a republic, while discrediting arguments against a voice to parliament. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

ScoMo’s so-and-so: Morrison’s self-appointments have strengthened the case for a republic

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Morrison’s self-appointments may have strengthened the case for a republic, while discrediting arguments against a voice to parliament. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:47

EP94 - S1

18 Aug 22

The eagle has ranted: Morrison digs in

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how Scott Morrison digs in, and the party that enabled his actions stands by him.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The eagle has ranted: Morrison digs in

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how Scott Morrison digs in, and the party that enabled his actions stands by him.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:27

EP93 - S1

17 Aug 22

Working prime to five: He gave himself power over Treasury and Home Affairs

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Scott Morrison would have us believe that he forgot he gave himself power over Treasury and Home Affairs. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Working prime to five: He gave himself power over Treasury and Home Affairs

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Scott Morrison would have us believe that he forgot he gave himself power over Treasury and Home Affairs. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:36

EP92 - S1

16 Aug 22

The cabinet of Scott’s grandiosity: a penchant for power and secrecy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks what could explain Morrison’s self-appointments other than a pathological penchant for power and secrecy? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The cabinet of Scott’s grandiosity: a penchant for power and secrecy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks what could explain Morrison’s self-appointments other than a pathological penchant for power and secrecy? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:03

EP91 - S1

15 Aug 22

Mental health day: Australia’s mental health system is in an appalling state

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores whatever John Barilaro’s personal issues, Australia’s mental health system is in an appalling state. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Mental health day: Australia’s mental health system is in an appalling state

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores whatever John Barilaro’s personal issues, Australia’s mental health system is in an appalling state. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:21

EP90 - S1

12 Aug 22

No time for sabre-prattling: Dutton needs to start taking the China threat seriously

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Opposition Leader Peter Dutton needs to start taking the China threat seriously. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

No time for sabre-prattling: Dutton needs to start taking the China threat seriously

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Opposition Leader Peter Dutton needs to start taking the China threat seriously. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:09

EP89 - S1

11 Aug 22

Stunted growth: Will the Coalition ever grow up?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks if the Coalition, which has declined Labor’s jobs summit invite, ever grow up.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Stunted growth: Will the Coalition ever grow up?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks if the Coalition, which has declined Labor’s jobs summit invite, ever grow up.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:41

EP88 - S1

10 Aug 22

Stage Three clingers: The tax cuts are going to come up every time the government can’t afford to pay for something

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Stage Three tax cuts are going to come up every time the government can’t afford to pay for something. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Stage Three clingers: The tax cuts are going to come up every time the government can’t afford to pay for something

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Stage Three tax cuts are going to come up every time the government can’t afford to pay for something. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:47

EP87 - S1

9 Aug 22

The unluckiest man in politics: A victim of his own misconduct?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how John Barilaro seems to think he is the victim of his own misconduct.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The unluckiest man in politics: A victim of his own misconduct?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how John Barilaro seems to think he is the victim of his own misconduct.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:03

EP86 - S1

8 Aug 22

Caseload energy: the 46th parliament can work constructively to achieve outcomes

In today's episode, Rachel Withers and Paddy Manning explore how the passage of Labor’s climate change bill shows that the 46th parliament can work constructively to achieve legislative outcomes. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Caseload energy: the 46th parliament can work constructively to achieve outcomes

In today's episode, Rachel Withers and Paddy Manning explore how the passage of Labor’s climate change bill shows that the 46th parliament can work constructively to achieve legislative outcomes. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:36

EP85 - S1

5 Aug 22

Phantom of the Opposition: The Coalition opposed Labor’s climate bill

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the Coalition opposed every amendment to Labor’s climate bill, including one favouring regional input. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Phantom of the Opposition: The Coalition opposed Labor’s climate bill

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the Coalition opposed every amendment to Labor’s climate bill, including one favouring regional input. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:27

EP84 - S1

4 Aug 22

Coal comfort: Not the end of the climate wars

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Greens have lost this battle, but it’s clear this isn’t the end of the climate wars. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Coal comfort: Not the end of the climate wars

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Greens have lost this battle, but it’s clear this isn’t the end of the climate wars. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:46

EP83 - S1

3 Aug 22

Off target: The Coalition declares Labor's emission bill a “stunt”

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores why the Coalition will formally oppose Labor’s modest 2030 emissions target, declaring the bill a “stunt”. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Off target: The Coalition declares Labor's emission bill a “stunt”

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores why the Coalition will formally oppose Labor’s modest 2030 emissions target, declaring the bill a “stunt”. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:56

EP82 - S1

2 Aug 22

Voice recognition: Dutton has a powerful role to play

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Peter Dutton has a powerful role to play in the Indigenous voice “detail” debate, if only he will take it. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Voice recognition: Dutton has a powerful role to play

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Peter Dutton has a powerful role to play in the Indigenous voice “detail” debate, if only he will take it. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:52

EP81 - S1

1 Aug 22

Indigenous voice to the Coalition: Jacinta Price makes her maiden speech in the Senate

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses why some conservatives are only willing to listen to Indigenous voices when they match their pre-existing views. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Indigenous voice to the Coalition: Jacinta Price makes her maiden speech in the Senate

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses why some conservatives are only willing to listen to Indigenous voices when they match their pre-existing views. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:18

EP80 - S1

29 Jul 22

Don’t mention the economy: Opposition reluctant to talk about the nation’s predicament

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks why is the Opposition so reluctant to talk about the nation’s fiscal predicament.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Don’t mention the economy: Opposition reluctant to talk about the nation’s predicament

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks why is the Opposition so reluctant to talk about the nation’s fiscal predicament.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:49

EP79 - S1

28 Jul 22

Imputation nation: The Opposition obsessed over CFMEU

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the Opposition spent today’s Question Time obsessed with the CFMEU. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Imputation nation: The Opposition obsessed over CFMEU

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the Opposition spent today’s Question Time obsessed with the CFMEU. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:26

EP78 - S1

27 Jul 22

Labor’s opening move: Labor and the Greens each seek a win

 In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Labor and the Greens each seek a win on climate, while the Coalition opts to be left behind.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Labor’s opening move: Labor and the Greens each seek a win

 In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Labor and the Greens each seek a win on climate, while the Coalition opts to be left behind.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:07

EP77 - S1

26 Jul 22

For Opposition’s sake: the Coalition has no intention of being taken seriously

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why it’s clear the Coalition has no intention of being taken seriously in the parliament ahead. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

For Opposition’s sake: the Coalition has no intention of being taken seriously

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why it’s clear the Coalition has no intention of being taken seriously in the parliament ahead. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:59

EP76 - S1

25 Jul 22

Culture cowards: Who is Labor afraid of?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses from fudging over abortion access to “birthing parent” backdowns, who is Labor afraid of? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Culture cowards: Who is Labor afraid of?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses from fudging over abortion access to “birthing parent” backdowns, who is Labor afraid of? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:53

EP75 - S1

22 Jul 22

At the coalface: Albanese has revived a ludicrous Coalition talking point

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores why Anthony Albanese has revived a ludicrous Coalition talking point about Australia’s “clean” coal.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

At the coalface: Albanese has revived a ludicrous Coalition talking point

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores why Anthony Albanese has revived a ludicrous Coalition talking point about Australia’s “clean” coal.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:28

EP74 - S1

21 Jul 22

Mind over mandate: How long can governments “strongly recommend” the wearing of masks

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks how long can governments “strongly recommend” the wearing of masks, while steadfastly refusing to mandate them. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Mind over mandate: How long can governments “strongly recommend” the wearing of masks

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks how long can governments “strongly recommend” the wearing of masks, while steadfastly refusing to mandate them. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:05

EP73 - S1

20 Jul 22

Promised bland: Nothing will sway Labor from its “promise”

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why nothing, it seems, will sway Labor from its “promise” to not do enough to combat global warming. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Promised bland: Nothing will sway Labor from its “promise”

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why nothing, it seems, will sway Labor from its “promise” to not do enough to combat global warming. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:44

EP72 - S1

19 Jul 22

The climate floors: The future of the government’s emissions-reduction bill

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how the future of the government’s emissions-reduction bill appears to come down to semantics around ceilings and floors Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The climate floors: The future of the government’s emissions-reduction bill

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how the future of the government’s emissions-reduction bill appears to come down to semantics around ceilings and floors Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:11

EP71 - S1

18 Jul 22

Same same but different: The new government has sounded like the old one

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the new government has this week sounded remarkably like the old one Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Same same but different: The new government has sounded like the old one

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the new government has this week sounded remarkably like the old one Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:16

EP70 - S1

15 Jul 22

Skin in the blame: Labor’s attempts cannot stand

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Labor’s attempts to pin its public-health decisions on the former government cannot stand.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Skin in the blame: Labor’s attempts cannot stand

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Labor’s attempts to pin its public-health decisions on the former government cannot stand.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:49

EP69 - S1

14 Jul 22

Both sides of their mouth: How can Labor placate the Pacific while admonishing the Greens, who are asking for the same thing?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks how can Labor placate the Pacific while admonishing the Greens, who are asking for the same thing? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Both sides of their mouth: How can Labor placate the Pacific while admonishing the Greens, who are asking for the same thing?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks how can Labor placate the Pacific while admonishing the Greens, who are asking for the same thing? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:55

EP68 - S1

13 Jul 22

Labor’s mask slips: Governments cowardly unwind public health policies

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Labor government's cowardly unwind public health policies, just as COVID cases begin to surge. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Labor’s mask slips: Governments cowardly unwind public health policies

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Labor government's cowardly unwind public health policies, just as COVID cases begin to surge. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:34

EP67 - S1

12 Jul 22

A demanding day: The Albanese government faces up to demands

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Albanese government faces up to both international and domestic demands. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

A demanding day: The Albanese government faces up to demands

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Albanese government faces up to both international and domestic demands. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:14

EP66 - S1

11 Jul 22

A diplomatic climate: Pacific nations aren't buying it

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Albanese talks up Australia’s climate reset, but Pacific nations are not quite buying it. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

A diplomatic climate: Pacific nations aren't buying it

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Albanese talks up Australia’s climate reset, but Pacific nations are not quite buying it. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:25

EP65 - S1

8 Jul 22

Making his Mark: The dropping of Bernard Collaery

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the dropping of Bernard Collaery’s prosecution is one of the simplest yet most meaningful actions this government has taken. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Making his Mark: The dropping of Bernard Collaery

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the dropping of Bernard Collaery’s prosecution is one of the simplest yet most meaningful actions this government has taken. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:54

EP64 - S1

7 Jul 22

Fools’ equivalence: The Coalition’s criticisms are a sign of just how galling this Opposition is going to be

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the Coalition’s criticism of Albanese’s official travel is a sign of just how galling this Opposition is going to be. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Fools’ equivalence: The Coalition’s criticisms are a sign of just how galling this Opposition is going to be

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the Coalition’s criticism of Albanese’s official travel is a sign of just how galling this Opposition is going to be. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:17

EP63 - S1

6 Jul 22

Women’s Lib(eral Party): Linda Reynolds’ quota enthusiasm ignores why women are turning away

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Linda Reynolds’ newfound enthusiasm for quotas ignores the many reasons women are turning away from her party. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Women’s Lib(eral Party): Linda Reynolds’ quota enthusiasm ignores why women are turning away

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why Linda Reynolds’ newfound enthusiasm for quotas ignores the many reasons women are turning away from her party. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:06

EP62 - S1

5 Jul 22

In deep water: Greens are being urged to fall into line

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores as climate-fuelled flooding hits Australia again, the Greens are being urged to fall into line on an insufficient 2030 target. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

In deep water: Greens are being urged to fall into line

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores as climate-fuelled flooding hits Australia again, the Greens are being urged to fall into line on an insufficient 2030 target. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:40

EP61 - S1

4 Jul 22

Taken to task: Health and welfare advocates show outrage at Labor

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why health and welfare advocates have expressed outrage at Labor for leaving several Coalition decisions in place. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Taken to task: Health and welfare advocates show outrage at Labor

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why health and welfare advocates have expressed outrage at Labor for leaving several Coalition decisions in place. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:45

EP60 - S1

1 Jul 22

Taking stock: The new government announces more reviews into the old one’s messes

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how from vaccines to carbon credits, the new government announces more reviews into the old one’s messes. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Taking stock: The new government announces more reviews into the old one’s messes

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how from vaccines to carbon credits, the new government announces more reviews into the old one’s messes. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:16

EP59 - S1

30 Jun 22

The tool of the trade: What made John Barilaro think he could get away?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks what made John Barilaro and the NSW Coalition think they could get away with such blatant nepotism? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The tool of the trade: What made John Barilaro think he could get away?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers asks what made John Barilaro and the NSW Coalition think they could get away with such blatant nepotism? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:20

EP58 - S1

29 Jun 22

Census and sensibility: this is clearly no longer Scott Morrison’s Australia

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how between the census data and orientation day for incoming MPs, this is clearly no longer Scott Morrison’s Australia, if it ever was. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Census and sensibility: this is clearly no longer Scott Morrison’s Australia

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how between the census data and orientation day for incoming MPs, this is clearly no longer Scott Morrison’s Australia, if it ever was. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:19

EP57 - S1

28 Jun 22

Very cross bench: Labor appeals to fairness

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how Labor appeals to fairness to justify a crossbench staffing decision that looks distinctly unfair. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Very cross bench: Labor appeals to fairness

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how Labor appeals to fairness to justify a crossbench staffing decision that looks distinctly unfair. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:37

EP56 - S1

27 Jun 22

The third cut is the deepest: Are the Greens actually doing Labor a favour?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains if the Greens actually doing Labor a favour by pressing it to drop the Stage Three tax cuts? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The third cut is the deepest: Are the Greens actually doing Labor a favour?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains if the Greens actually doing Labor a favour by pressing it to drop the Stage Three tax cuts? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:34

EP55 - S1

24 Jun 22

Voice control: Who gets to have a say on Indigenous affairs

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how once again, conservatives are attempting to police who gets to have a say on Indigenous affairs Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Voice control: Who gets to have a say on Indigenous affairs

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how once again, conservatives are attempting to police who gets to have a say on Indigenous affairs Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:31

EP54 - S1

23 Jun 22

Market reset: How much of a political reset will this crisis prove to be?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores with the energy market suspension ending tonight, just how much of a political reset will this crisis prove to be? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Market reset: How much of a political reset will this crisis prove to be?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores with the energy market suspension ending tonight, just how much of a political reset will this crisis prove to be? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:01

EP53 - S1

22 Jun 22

Slow on the uptake: Coalition dunderheaded with climate and energy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how the Coalition accuses Labor of a “go-slow”, but it’s the Coalition that is especially dunderheaded when it comes to climate and energy Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Slow on the uptake: Coalition dunderheaded with climate and energy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how the Coalition accuses Labor of a “go-slow”, but it’s the Coalition that is especially dunderheaded when it comes to climate and energy Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

06:36

EP52 - S1

21 Jun 22

An upper house divided: Can Labor and the Greens work together?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains with the Senate confirmed to have a left-leaning majority, can Labor and the Greens work together to achieve progressive outcomes? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

An upper house divided: Can Labor and the Greens work together?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains with the Senate confirmed to have a left-leaning majority, can Labor and the Greens work together to achieve progressive outcomes? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:56

EP51 - S1

20 Jun 22

Secret leaders’ business: National cabinet remains shrouded in secrecy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the National cabinet enters a new era of congeniality, but remains shrouded in secrecy. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Secret leaders’ business: National cabinet remains shrouded in secrecy

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how the National cabinet enters a new era of congeniality, but remains shrouded in secrecy. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:00

EP50 - S1

17 Jun 22

Picture imperfect: Two recent Labor achievements are also reminders of the party’s progressive shortcomings

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how two recent Labor achievements are also reminders of the party’s progressive shortcomings Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Picture imperfect: Two recent Labor achievements are also reminders of the party’s progressive shortcomings

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how two recent Labor achievements are also reminders of the party’s progressive shortcomings Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:07

EP49 - S1

16 Jun 22

The magic pen: Morrison’s bizarre suggestion has been put to bed

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how today’s increase to the minimum wage puts to bed Morrison’s bizarre suggestion that better wasn’t possible Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The magic pen: Morrison’s bizarre suggestion has been put to bed

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how today’s increase to the minimum wage puts to bed Morrison’s bizarre suggestion that better wasn’t possible Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

06:59

EP48 - S1

15 Jun 22

Bursting into blame: Will the Australian public accept the obvious fallacy that all current crises are of Labor’s making?

 In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores whether the Australian public accept the obvious fallacy that all current crises are of Labor’s making? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Bursting into blame: Will the Australian public accept the obvious fallacy that all current crises are of Labor’s making?

 In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores whether the Australian public accept the obvious fallacy that all current crises are of Labor’s making? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:46

EP47 - S1

14 Jun 22

The Opposition leaker: Dutton is willing to risk national security for political gain

In today's episode, Nick Feik explores how former defence minister Peter Dutton has shown he is willing to risk national security for political gain. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The Opposition leaker: Dutton is willing to risk national security for political gain

In today's episode, Nick Feik explores how former defence minister Peter Dutton has shown he is willing to risk national security for political gain. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:53

EP46 - S1

10 Jun 22

Greens card: The Greens will be crucial players

In today's episode, Nick Feik explains the time to transition to a low-carbon economy is right now, and the Greens will be crucial players. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Greens card: The Greens will be crucial players

In today's episode, Nick Feik explains the time to transition to a low-carbon economy is right now, and the Greens will be crucial players. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:06

EP45 - S1

9 Jun 22

It’s not easy, with the Greens: Labor must reconcile with the Greens

In today's episode, Nick Feik explores how in an era of declining support for the major parties, Labor must reconcile with the Greens. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

It’s not easy, with the Greens: Labor must reconcile with the Greens

In today's episode, Nick Feik explores how in an era of declining support for the major parties, Labor must reconcile with the Greens. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:49

EP44 - S1

8 Jun 22

No time for a honeymoon: Albanese must focus on the long game

In today's episode, Nick Feik explores how facing escalating challenges at home and abroad, the Albanese government must focus on the long game. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

No time for a honeymoon: Albanese must focus on the long game

In today's episode, Nick Feik explores how facing escalating challenges at home and abroad, the Albanese government must focus on the long game. Read by Sally Knight.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:31

EP43 - S1

7 Jun 22

It’ll be all white on the night: Dutton's new cabinet leaves a lot to be desired

In today's episode, Nick Feik explains why the “diversity” in Peter Dutton’s new shadow cabinet leaves a lot to be desired. Read by Sally Knight. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

It’ll be all white on the night: Dutton's new cabinet leaves a lot to be desired

In today's episode, Nick Feik explains why the “diversity” in Peter Dutton’s new shadow cabinet leaves a lot to be desired. Read by Sally Knight. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:50

EP42 - S1

6 Jun 22

Introducing Post: News in Five

From The Saturday Paper and LiSTNR comes Post: News in Five, a daily podcast bringing you the top five news headlines in just five minutes. It means you’ll know what’s going on, why it’s going on and where it’s going next in the time it takes to make a coffee. No sugar for us, thanks. Hear new episodes every weekday morning by 8.30am. Download the LiSTNR app and search Post: News in Five to listen for free.

Introducing Post: News in Five

From The Saturday Paper and LiSTNR comes Post: News in Five, a daily podcast bringing you the top five news headlines in just five minutes. It means you’ll know what’s going on, why it’s going on and where it’s going next in the time it takes to make a coffee. No sugar for us, thanks. Hear new episodes every weekday morning by 8.30am. Download the LiSTNR app and search Post: News in Five to listen for free.

01:20

5 Jun 22

The twilight of her reign: The Queen, Mabo and the impending culture war

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores all things the Queen, Mabo and the impending culture war.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

The twilight of her reign: The Queen, Mabo and the impending culture war

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores all things the Queen, Mabo and the impending culture war.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:20

EP41 - S1

3 Jun 22

Gaslight on the hill: Labor’s energy minister’s door may be open, but is that true of his mind?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains that Labor’s energy minister’s door may be open, but is that true of his mind? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Gaslight on the hill: Labor’s energy minister’s door may be open, but is that true of his mind?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains that Labor’s energy minister’s door may be open, but is that true of his mind? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

06:59

EP40 - S1

2 Jun 22

Work in progress: For how long do we pretend “better than the Coalition” equals “good enough”?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers unpacks for how long do we pretend “better than the Coalition” equals “good enough”? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Work in progress: For how long do we pretend “better than the Coalition” equals “good enough”?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers unpacks for how long do we pretend “better than the Coalition” equals “good enough”? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

06:47

EP39 - S1

1 Jun 22

Salient majority: How collaborative is Labor really going to be?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how collaborative is a majority Labor government really going to be.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Salient majority: How collaborative is Labor really going to be?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how collaborative is a majority Labor government really going to be.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:13

EP38 - S1

31 May 22

Changing the curtains: The Nats prove themselves slightly more capable than the Libs

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Nationals prove themselves slightly more capable of listening than the recalcitrant Liberals.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Changing the curtains: The Nats prove themselves slightly more capable than the Libs

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Nationals prove themselves slightly more capable of listening than the recalcitrant Liberals.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:56

EP37 - S1

30 May 22

Smirk on the water: Morrison’s final act

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses why Morrison’s final act as PM was a fitting reflection of his time in office. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Smirk on the water: Morrison’s final act

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses why Morrison’s final act as PM was a fitting reflection of his time in office. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

06:50

EP36 - S1

27 May 22

Desperately tweaking Sussan: Another sign that the Liberal Party isn’t listening

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Ley for deputy would be yet another sign that the Liberal Party isn’t listening.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Desperately tweaking Sussan: Another sign that the Liberal Party isn’t listening

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses how Ley for deputy would be yet another sign that the Liberal Party isn’t listening.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

06:52

EP35 - S1

26 May 22

Same same but Dutton: The electorate won’t forget who Peter Dutton is

*Includes coarse language In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the electorate won’t forget who Peter Dutton is, no matter how much the Liberal Party tries to rebrand him Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.  

Same same but Dutton: The electorate won’t forget who Peter Dutton is

*Includes coarse language In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the electorate won’t forget who Peter Dutton is, no matter how much the Liberal Party tries to rebrand him Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.  

07:55

EP34 - S1

25 May 22

Green light: A clear directive to go further on climate

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Labor Party has a clear directive from the electorate to go further on climate. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Green light: A clear directive to go further on climate

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores how the Labor Party has a clear directive from the electorate to go further on climate. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:59

EP33 - S1

24 May 22

Soul-searching: A sign that the Coaltion should lurch further to the right

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses if the Coalition stupid enough to take this loss as a sign that it should lurch further to the right? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Soul-searching: A sign that the Coaltion should lurch further to the right

In today's episode, Rachel Withers discusses if the Coalition stupid enough to take this loss as a sign that it should lurch further to the right? Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:50

EP32 - S1

23 May 22

A change is as good as a Hawaiian holiday: Should he succeed

In today's episode, Rachel Withers decides if Scott Morrison should succeed in securing another election “miracle” and how a changed Scott Morrison will be even worse.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

A change is as good as a Hawaiian holiday: Should he succeed

In today's episode, Rachel Withers decides if Scott Morrison should succeed in securing another election “miracle” and how a changed Scott Morrison will be even worse.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

08:38

EP31 - S1

20 May 22

Sunk cost: Was Labor’s modest deficit gap really worth two days of tantrums?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores if Labor’s modest deficit gap really worth two days of tantrums. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Sunk cost: Was Labor’s modest deficit gap really worth two days of tantrums?

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explores if Labor’s modest deficit gap really worth two days of tantrums. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:26

EP30 - S1

19 May 22

At what cost: The press pack is laser focused on something voters don’t really care about

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how the press pack is laser focused on something voters don’t really care about. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

At what cost: The press pack is laser focused on something voters don’t really care about

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how the press pack is laser focused on something voters don’t really care about. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:34

EP29 - S1

18 May 22

Alpha-beta soup: Morrison fails to get why women are leaving the Coalition

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how a toxic op-ed about Morrison being an “alpha male” fails to grasp why women are abandoning the Coalition.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Alpha-beta soup: Morrison fails to get why women are leaving the Coalition

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how a toxic op-ed about Morrison being an “alpha male” fails to grasp why women are abandoning the Coalition.  Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:09

EP28 - S1

17 May 22

The loosest unit: The Coalition doesn’t know nor care

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Coalition doesn’t know how much its superannuation housing policy will raise prices, nor does it care Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. (Language Warning: Discretion Advised)

The loosest unit: The Coalition doesn’t know nor care

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains why the Coalition doesn’t know how much its superannuation housing policy will raise prices, nor does it care Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon. (Language Warning: Discretion Advised)

06:56

EP27 - S1

16 May 22

Bulldozer or bullduster: Morrison's most sinister lie yet

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how Scott Morrison’s promise to change is his most sinister lie yet. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

Bulldozer or bullduster: Morrison's most sinister lie yet

In today's episode, Rachel Withers explains how Scott Morrison’s promise to change is his most sinister lie yet. Subscribe to The Politics on the LiSTNR app to hear new episodes as soon as they drop, and head to The Monthly dot com dot au to subscribe to The Politics newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox every weekday afternoon.

07:52

EP26 - S1

13 May 22

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