Patricia Karvelas is an Australian radio presenter, current affairs journalist and political correspondent who has hosted the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National program RN Drive since January 2015 and began hosting the interview-based national affairs program National Wrap in 2018.
The gulf between Victoria and the Federal Government is widening as bickering over the pace and priorities of the state’s reopening gets personal. And in senate estimates, the spotlight on a dodgy land deal is prompting fresh calls for a federal anti-corruption body. ABC Political Editor Andrew Probyn joins Fran and PK in the Party Room to dissect the latest developments in #auspol
The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian are both under incredible pressure. The COVID-19 pandemic has lifted them to national prominence but they’re now both embroiled in accountability issues. Both premiers have survived no confidence motions but are they dispensable or too good to lose? This week Laura Tingle, chief political correspondent with 7.30 joins the Party Room to discuss leadership, integrity and judgement, along with the same old political fights over tax cuts contained in the Federal Budget.
The big sell is on, with the PM and his ministers hitting the airwaves to promote the government’s big-spending budget. But while business is largely on board, unions, community and welfare groups have taken aim at #Budget2020, slamming a lack of support for women and older workers. So what are the economic consequences of the Coalition’s policy choices, and how will the politics play out? Shane Wright, Senior Economics Correspondent with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, joins Fran and PK on The Party Room.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has handed down a budget clearly aimed at getting us all spending. The Government’s economic blueprint includes tax cuts, business investment allowances, an asset write-off and hiring incentives, and will rack up nearly a trillion dollars in net debt. But the Opposition says it delivers insufficient bang for the money spent, with women and older workers left out. In this bonus episode of the Party Room, Fran and PK give their initial assessments of #Budget2020
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