A landmark new security alliance with the UK and the US could escalate Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific, but will this increase tensions with China? Plus, Christian Porter's in hot water over an anonymous donation and Labor tackles diversity in its ranks.
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Almost incomprehensibly bad politics
37:58There's serious division in the Coalition ranks over a push to end vaccine mandates and a controversial Religious Discrimination Bill. Plus, the issue of truthfulness has burned Scott Morrison again. Chief political correspondent for ABC's 7.30 Laura Tingle joins PK and Fran this week.
Is Australian politics getting uglier?
27:50As the Morrison Government turns its back on key elements of the climate agreement it signed in Glasgow, a shift in the US-China relationship could create new challenges for Australia on the global stage. Plus, protests on the streets of Melbourne have turned unexpectedly vicious in response to a proposed pandemic bill. ABC international affairs analyst Stan Grant joins PK and Fran this week.
Electric cars, election campaigning and the beauty of a backflip
34:15The Morrison Government has started to fill in some of the blanks in its plan to reach net zero emissions by 2050 by announcing an electric vehicle policy, but is it enough to neutralise the issue of climate? Plus, as election campaigning begins in earnest, trustworthiness is at the centre of the debate. National Affairs columnist for Australian Financial Review Jennifer Hewett joins PK and Fran this week.
A terribly messy week: Glasgow, leaked texts and French fury
36:05Scott Morrison's trip to Glasgow for the COP26 climate summit has been overshadowed by a furious row with French President Emmanuel Macron, further escalating international tensions. Plus, has pork barrelling become normalised in Australian politics? ABC Insiders host David Speers joins PK and Fran this week.
What is Australia's commitment to net zero by 2050 really worth?
35:48The Coalition has finally committed to a net zero emissions by 2050 target, but Labor has condemned the lack of substance and detail in the announcement. Plus, while countries around the world struggle to vaccinate their populations, Australians over 18 will soon be able to receive a booster dose. Political and international editor of The SMH/The Age Peter Hartcher joins PK and Fran this week.
The time has come for politicians to have the courage of their convictions
35:50The Federal Coalition remains embroiled in net zero shenanigans, opening up Scott Morrison to criticism over his ability to wrangle the Nationals. Plus, an unprecedented move to block an investigation into Christian Porter's 'blind trust' renews the debate about integrity in politics. Guardian Australia Editor Lenore Taylor joins PK and Fran this week.
Putting on a show over climate policy
28:55As pressure mounts on the Federal Government to deliver a net zero by 2050 target, the Nationals are not being quiet about their resistance to stronger climate action. Plus, will the government’s COVID missteps be forgiven and forgotten by the time the federal election rolls around? SMH/The Age Chief Political Correspondent David Crowe joins PK and Fran this week.
Going nuclear: Australia's new position in the Asia-Pacific
32:26A landmark new security alliance with the UK and the US could escalate Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific, but will this increase tensions with China? Plus, Christian Porter's in hot water over an anonymous donation and Labor tackles diversity in its ranks.
Politics or action: women's safety back in the spotlight
37:46With women's safety back in the spotlight, there's growing pressure on the Federal Government to do more to protect women and girls. Plus, as the states stoush over vaccine allocation, Scott Morrison's secretive trip to Sydney to visit for Father's Day has drawn ire.
You can't have a National Plan when it's not a national story
37:30As state and federal leaders continue to clash over the National COVID Plan, the vaccine rollout in Indigenous communities has come under the microscope. Plus, how should the Morrison Government deal with the companies who received JobKeeper while reporting soaring profits? ABC international affairs analyst Stan Grant joins Fran and PK this week.