Episodes
Anthony Albanese will be the prime minister of Australia, perhaps in minority government with independents who campaigned on climate change, integrity and respect for women, doubling the cross-bench in the lower house. Editor-in-chief Lenore Taylor and political editor Katharine Murphy join Jane Lee to discuss how we got here
Published 05/21/22
Published 05/21/22
Political editor Katharine Murphy joins Jane Lee to discuss the possible paths to victory for the election on Saturday. Labor needs to gain seven seats to form majority government while the Coalition must offset any losses with gains elsewhere
Published 05/20/22
This weekend, Australians head to the polls. After a long and at times hollow campaign, devoid of big picture and big policy, have the major parties earned your vote? Or have the minor parties and so-called ‘teal’ independents influenced the campaign for the better? In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about the Guardian view on the election, and the challenges ahead
Published 05/19/22
Labor has released its policy costings, revealing a $7.4bn increase in the deficit if elected. Political editor Katharine Murphy joins Jane Lee to discuss the political risks and consequences involved
Published 05/19/22
After promising and failing to set up a federal anti-corruption commission during the last term of parliament, Scott Morrison has faced a barrage of questions during the campaign over the future of a federal version of Icac. Meanwhile, if Labor wins the election, Anthony Albanese is promising to legislate a national anti-corruption commission by the end of 2022. Chief political correspondent Sarah Martin speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about the major parties’ competing plans for an...
Published 05/18/22
Political editor Katharine Murphy joins Jane Lee to discuss the final Guardian Essential poll results before the election and why every vote will be critical this weekend
Published 05/18/22
Home to some of the most culturally diverse communities in Australia, the seats of Reid, Parramatta and Lindsay in western Sydney are a tantalising prospect for the major parties. Traditionally Labor heartland, the demographic changes have resulted in marginal seats that can be flipped by the right candidate. So will the pitch of either of the major parties be effective this election?Guardian Australia reporters Michael McGowan and Mostafa Rachwani talk to voters in the marginal seats about...
Published 05/17/22
Political reporter Paul Karp talks to Jane Lee from the Coalition’s campaign bus about how the prime minister is managing the media and his priorities in the last days before the federal election
Published 05/17/22
This week more than 1.2 million people are voting for the first time – a cohort made up of young people and new citizens. But a Plan International report has found three quarters of young women voting for the first time don’t feel politics is an equal space for women and people of colour. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to two women voting for the first time about the significance of casting their vote, and reporter Matilda Boseley breaks down what first-time voters need to know
Published 05/16/22
Over the past few days the prime minister, Scott Morrison, has promised to change how he behaves and has introduced a new flagship policy to help first-home buyers into the market by taking money from their super. Chief political correspondent, Sarah Martin, joins Jane Lee to discuss how the Coalition is trying to sway undecided voters in the final week of the election
Published 05/16/22
People with disability say their NDIS support is being cut and the process to appeal the decision is weighted against them. The Coalition has previously claimed the cost of the scheme is blowing out, but is promising to ‘fully fund’ it going forward, while Labor is proposing a major overhaul to the NDIS if it wins government. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to Guardian Australia’s social affairs and inequality editor, Luke Henriques-Gomes, about reports that crucial disability supports are being...
Published 05/15/22
Political advertisements are becoming more targeted in the online age, but their ability to persuade voters can still vary. Senior reporter Tory Shepherd joins Jane Lee to discuss the various political ads of the 2022 federal election campaign
Published 05/13/22
In a special episode the Guardian Australia politics team answers listeners’ questions on the election campaign, including minor party preferences and how they will effect the outcome, why wages rises are controversial but tax cuts are not, and the blurring of lines between government grants and election promises
Published 05/12/22
After the final leaders’ debate, Katharine Murphy joins Jane Lee to reflect on the unique challenges of campaigning to a disillusioned and weary electorate in the middle of a pandemic
Published 05/12/22
Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day speech revealed a man facing one of the biggest decisions of his presidency: to escalate or de-escalate the war in Ukraine. Andrew Roth reports
Published 05/11/22
The PM calls the opposition leader a ‘loose unit’ for supporting a rise in the minimum wage. Anthony Albanese responds that Scott Morrison is ‘loose with the truth’. Paul Karp talks to Jane Lee about what this all means for wages and the campaign
Published 05/11/22
In Queensland, a big swing away from the Labor party in 2019 was a decisive factor in their defeat. However the political landscape in some seats has shifted, largely due to the rise of minor parties, a series of climate disasters, and an evolving view on the future of coal in key rural seats.Guardian Australia’s Queensland correspondent Ben Smee talks to voters in metropolitan and regional areas about what will decide their vote, and speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how an unpredictable...
Published 05/10/22
Today the leaders promised to spend big on Melbourne and Sydney transport, while Alan Tudge answered tough questions on the federal election campaign trail. And Daniel Hurst talks to Jane Lee about why the government has gone quiet on Australian Defence Force reforms designed to prevent unlawful killings
Published 05/10/22
With house prices and rents continuing to soar across Australia, the major parties are talking up their respective homebuying policies on the campaign trail, but will these policies actually fix Australia’s housing affordability crisis? Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to economics reporter Peter Hannam and Prof Hal Pawson about the housing policies of Labor, the Coalition and the Greens, and what impact they would have on housing affordability
Published 05/09/22
The fifth week of the campaign kicked off with the second debate between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese. Katharine Murphy tells Jane Lee that beyond the noisy clashes, there were strategies designed to capture as many prepoll voters as possible
Published 05/09/22
A leaked draft opinion lays out the supreme court’s plans to overturn Roe v Wade. It is something abortion activists have long feared – and will have lasting repercussions for all Americans, reports Jessica Glenza
Published 05/08/22
Journalists are testing Labor leader Anthony Albanese on his ability to recall policy details and to stand up to the press pack, but are these the right questions to ask to assess whether he’s fit to be prime minister? Political editor Katharine Murphy and Jane Lee discuss how much the political theatre of the election campaign matters for your vote
Published 05/06/22
Labor and the Coalition are on track for their lowest ever primary vote. As minor parties and ‘teal independents’ make their pitch to voters in hopes of winning the balance of power, the Coalition has issued dramatic warnings about the consequences of a minority government. In this episode of Full Story, Gabrielle Jackson talks to Lenore Taylor and Mike Ticher about why voters are turning away from the two-party system and whether a hung parliament would really be chaos
Published 05/05/22
Australia’s slanging match with Solomon Islands and the threat of China in the Pacific region continue to put pressure on the Coalition’s campaign. Defence and foreign affairs correspondent Daniel Hurst talks to Jane Lee about how the major parties plan to tackle defence challenges if they win the election
Published 05/05/22