Is It On?

A weekly News podcast
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WTF Super Saturday?!?!!? This is the audio of our live Twitter show ‘Super Sunday Brunch’ wrapping up everything that happened across the five by-elections and how the polls/pundits got it so wrong! Featuring an IV with Labor senator Doug Camer
Bill Shorten makes a captain’s call. Anthony Albanese makes a speech. IS IT ON in the Labor Party? Probably not tbh but it’s always fun to speculate!Alice chats to workplace minister Craig Laundy and Labor frontbencher Ed Husic on the live show
Got a problem streaming the World Cup (that has nothing to do with the NBN because that is totally working just fine ok thanks for asking)? Malcolm Turnbull will fix it! Or make a phone call complaining about it to the Optus CEO. Good luck to M
Michaelia Cash has been reissued with a subpoena for the AWU’s court challenge against the raids on their offices last October. What does it mean (nothing really, we don’t have a court date). ALSO we finally get to the truth of the infamous WHI
Here’s one we (partially) recorded earlier! Nick’s filling in for Lane while she’s on holidays.It’s episode two of our Twitter show #BFOzPol LIVE from the BuzzFeed bunker in Parliament House, on a sitting week Wednesday at 11am. Labor senator K
A quick update from Alice about a super exciting project happening on 09 May, the morning after Scott Morrison’s not-Christmas-in-May Budget. #BFOzPol
Privyet! Malcolm Turnbull has lost his 29th Newspoll in a row, but somehow the Australian cricket team's had a worse week. Also, foreign minister Julie Bishop booted two Russians, who may or may not be spies, out of the country. We’ll let the R
Alice faces off against minister Michaelia Cash at a press conference in Parliament House. It only lasted a minute, but was pretty lit. Also, Peter Dutton says the “crazy lefties” at the ABC are dead to him over their reporting about farmers in
Michaelia Cash literally hid behind a whiteboard after threatening to publicly name all the young women in Bill Shorten’s office that she’s heard ~rumours~ about. Yes, that really happened. We’ll explain why. Also we have the latest update on t
Former Kiwi Barnaby Joyce has finally resigned as deputy prime minister and leader of the Nationals… but who will succeed him? Can you even name another Nat? And does Joyce know how to use a tea towel? We also discuss Mathias Cormann’s time in
In the final podcast for 2017, Alice and Lane take a look back on the highs and lows of the year in Australian politics. We rope in two #auspol experts – Rob Harris (Herald Sun) and Michael Koziol (Sydney Morning Herald) –  to name their 2017 p
Australian parliament made history this week by legalising same-sex marriage. Join Alice and Lane as they rudely interrupt people literally toasting with champagne at the official after party in Canberra. We chat to Liberal MP Tim Wilson about
What a week in Canberra! Malcolm Turnbull backflips and announces a banking royal commission, but is happy to let everybody else take the credit. What does this U-turn, and Labor’s likely Queensland election victory, mean for his leadership? Al
Parliament is CANCELLED!!! Well, kind of. Malcolm Turnbull called a stop work for the House of Representatives – while the Senate debates same-sex marriage. The race is tightening in Bennelong, after BuzzFeed News uncovered an old video of John
Alice and Lane take you inside the celebrations and negotiations of an historic week in Australia, where 61.6% of the country voted YES to legalising same-sex marriage. We’re joined by three of the politicians who have been at the forefront of
Will it be game, set and match for potential Brit John Alexander? The PM’s jumped the Sharkie as the list of possible dual citizens grows … can we officially call this a crisis? We chat to Greens leader Richard Di Natale who reckons the Turnbul
Alice and Lane have all the receipts on the latest politician to fall foul of Section 44, dual British-Australian Liberal senator from Tasmania, Stephen Parry, plus the details on the others in the Citizenship 7: Where are they now? Who is repl
This week Alice was a serious thorn in the government’s side with a wild story about Michaelia Cash and the AFP raids being leaked to the media. She also spoke to former prime minister Kevin Rudd about his new book, which is 100% absolutely not
This week Lane and Alice are bowled over by news from New Zealand: Jacinda Ardern of “Jacindamania” fame will be the next prime minister! Lane talks to “yes” campaign leader Tiernan Brady about what he thinks the REAL slippery slope is and doub
Lane and Alice have the full wrap on what’s happened with the High Court citizenship mess, and whether Jacinda Ardern’s ginger cake will help win her the NZ election (yes we are still waiting). We also meet the first female Victorian Greens lea
Alice and Lane are shook by Nick Xenophon’s announcement that he’s quitting federal politics. US academic David Smith joins us to explain why Americans continue to love guns in the wake of another mass shooting in Las Vegas. Also Bill Shorten r
Alice is horrified to discover Lane is going to the NRL football grand final to investigate who this Macklemore character is, and why he is getting involved in the postal survey. Also, we find out if life as we know it will be over if Australia
Kia ora! Alice and Lane chat to the woman behind the ‘Jacindamania youthquake’ — the new leader of New Zealand’s Labour party, 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern — ahead of NZ’s national election. We get some frank advice from National education minist
Lane goes head-to-head with Australian Christian Lobby boss and spokesperson for the “no” camp Lyle Shelton. Is Australia really homophobic? And should people be able to refuse service to gay couples? Oh! And Olivia Newton John came to parliame
Alice and Lane are triple-parked with guests this week! Greens senator Janet Rice reacts to the High Court decision against her legal challenge to the same-sex marriage postal survey, and Labor senator Murray Watt thinks the government is ignor
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