The Professor and The Hack is a frank, relatable and always entertaining discussion about the state of politics and current affairs from two of the most experienced and trusted sources in Australia.
Network 10's resident experts, National Affairs Editor Hugh Riminton (The Hack) and Network Political Editor Peter Van Onselen (The Professor) are second to none when it comes to politics.
They leave no stone unturned as they deep dive into what is happening in Australian politics and get to the bottom of what is really going on, always with their distinctive style, insights and a touch of humour.
Episode 137: Too Tired To (Vote For The) Party?
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31:00Victoria is headed to the polls this weekend, so what does the future look like for Dan Andrews? We’re seeing major party fatigue amongst voters so will Victorians stick with the devil they know? And with wages still way behind inflation and the banks forecasting interest rate rises to the end of this year and beyond, it’s looking like the dragon that needs to be slayed is still evading capture.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 136: G20/20 Vision
32:20Hugh’s been in Bali for the G20 summit and dials in direct from his hotel room to fill us in. So much to talk about, including what the future of trade relations between Australia and China is likely to be on the back of Albanese’s meeting with Xi Jinping. Our prime minister has also formed bonds with a number of his international counterparts, including Narendra Modi and Emanuel Macron, but are we on the right path? Closer to home the industrial relations bill gets a bit of a going over. And of course we can’t let this episode go by without discussing Trump’s announcement that he will once again be running for the top job in the US. What's he got to lose?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Episode 135: A Window On The World
36:09There’s a bit of an international flavour this week. As the results of the US midterms start to trickle in, The Professor and The Hack ponder the confidence trick that is Trump. And is Putin likely to put in an appearance at next week’s G20 summit? Closer to home we look at the end of the Albanese year, and what could be in store for the government in 2023.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 134: The Dragon That Must Be Slayed
31:12With a quarter of Australian households currently worried about how they are going to pay their bills, is the treasurer right when he says it’s time to slay the inflation dragon? And will it actually happen? Further afield, the US is gearing up for next week's midterms, we take a look at the situation in China, and a super spook gives some sound advice.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 133: The Budget Special
31:16The Albanese government has just delivered its budget, the first for Labor in nearly 10 years, and there’s a lot to unpack. At a time when we’re experiencing the highest inflation rate in Australia since 1990, Hugh and Peter look at who the winners and losers were in this week's federal budget. What happens when economic theory becomes lived reality?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 132: Shooting The Pre-Budget Breeze
31:16It’s nearly budget time, again. That’s two this year. It’s an unusual situation, but an exciting time for anyone who loves policy and economics, including PVO. So is the forecast gloomy or bright? The Professor and the Hack deep dive into the realities of what we can expect – and it’s a complex mix.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 131: Once More Unto The Breach
40:07Millions of Australians are this week coming to terms with their information being compromised in the Optus data breach. But what about the pollies having access to a lot of our personal information that’s stored in their database? It’s exempt from the Privacy Act, but is it safe? Also up for discussion this week are the Stage Three Tax cuts and whether the National Integrity Commission does have teeth.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 130: The World Mourns
29:25As the world mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, The Professor and The Hack take a moment to reflect on times past and times to come. Hugh and Peter also discuss the Integrity Commission, and think about what we can expect from the upcoming economic statement.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 129: Up, Up And Away
30:27So much to talk about this week. The interest rate rises just keep on coming, with the fifth one in as many months just announced. Can you believe it’s been 30 years since superannuation was introduced? Paul Keating can, and has had something to say this week. And why are the Greens and Matt Canavan suddenly seeing eye to eye?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode 128: A Change Of Pace
37:08Today we move away from politics and talk about policy for a change. There’s a lot to unpack from this week’s jobs and skills summit, as news about an increased migration cap breaks mid-recording. Also up for discussion are the stage three tax cuts. And where was Peter Dutton?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.