Since retiring from politics in 2012, former Greens leader Bob Brown has continued to offer sharp perspectives on issues of national debate.
Incoming Victorian senator Derryn Hinch has the potential to be an ally or an enemy to the government's agenda.
Political reporter Karen Middleton is releasing a book about the life and career of Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese. At its heart is a deeply personal story of Albanese's absent father.
When parliament returns later this month, Labor's Anne Aly will become the first Muslim woman to take a seat in the lower house.
Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bonyhady were both instrumental in the creation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
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Andrew Dodd talks to Rhonda Galbally and Bruce Bonyhady about their role in setting up the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
‘Three Acts Two Dancers One Radio Host’, with Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass.
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Ira Glass' trademark intensely personal storytelling takes on a new life in his dance/radio hybrid, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
Who will you back?
From football to the space race and folklore to the forest, here's why you should back the little guy.
By increasing their numbers within the government, the Nationals were the surprise success story of the election, with a very locally focused campaign.
As a veteran of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd years, former treasurer Wayne Swan is a politician with a great deal of experience with parliamentary instability.
The election has plunged the country into uncertainty and has placed a possible question mark over Australia for companies looking to invest.
Natalie Mast speaks with 'Poll Bludger' William Bowe in the final week of the election campaign to break down how the major parties have faired and which seats could decide the election.
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution?
The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
Tony Abbott has been low key so far this election, spending much of his time campaigning in his own electorate, with some visits to MPs who invite him.
Greens candidate for Batman, Alex Bhathal, on the campaign trail at Preston Market.
The Greens, who already hold the seat of Melbourne, are making a big play for two nearby Labor-held seats – Batman and Wills.
Natalie Mast speaks with 'Poll Bludger' William Bowe about how the election campaign has gone so far and what the Senate might look like as a result of changes to the voting method.
The battle for the Victorian seat of Indi is shaping up as a three-way contest.
The Labor Party has been driving a campaign bus from Cairns to Canberra. On Sunday night Sam Dastyari told supporters they had raised enough money to extend its journey through to Melbourne.
William Isdale speaks with Graeme Orr about the festival spirit of elections, the unique Australian culture of voting, and the history of corruption, drinking and coercion in voting worldwide.
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This is The Conversation’s first election podcast, where we visit the NSW seat of New England.
A podcast on time: telling it, perceiving it, doing it and travelling through it.