Many people with disability – who are at increased risk of illness and death from COVID – continue to isolate at home to avoid infection and are effectively shut out of society.
The hardest thing for an ageing government is to remake itself. On balance, last week’s developments in Spring Street represent the first step towards Victorian Labor performing that elusive feat.
The government seems unaware that independent MPs carry an enormous workload
In the final episode of our election podcast, our regular panellists are joined by two expert guests to discuss what the election outcome could mean for domestic and foreign policy.
Below the Line Episode 12.
The Conversation75.2 MB (download)
In this episode of Below the Line, we dissect the election result and how the media's "presidential–ised" coverage looks in light of it.
An election expert breaks down the big questions.
Below the Line Episode 11.
The Conversation66.1 MB (download)
In the final episode of our election podcast before polling day, our expert panel interview a Facebook official on the online campaign, and discuss Morrison's mea culpa and last-minute housing policy.
Below the Line Episode 10.
The Conversation84.3 MB (download)
In this episode of our election podcast, our expert panel discuss the last leaders' debate, the latest polls and what might the future of the unsuccessful major party might look like.
Experts and undecided voters from pubs across the country awarded the debate to Albanese, in what was a much more civil contest than the previous debate.
Below the Line Episode 9.
The Conversation72.8 MB (download)
In the latest episode of our election podcast, our expert panel discuss the leaders debate and which issues aren't being discussed on the campaign trail.
In the often fiery debate, the leaders answered questions about the cost of living, aged care, national security and a federal integrity commission, among other issues.
Below the Line Episode 8.
The Conversation67.7 MB (download)
In this episode of our election podcast, our expert panel dissect the interest rate rise, political ad spending and the impact of early voting – which opens on Monday May 9.
Below the Line Episode 7.
The Conversation87.9 MB (download)
In this episode of our election podcast Below the Line, our expert panel speak to a Chinese media expert about how the Chinese-Australian community is being courted in the campaign.
Below the Line Episode 6.
The Conversation75.3 MB (download)
In this episode of our election podcast Below the Line, our expert panel speak to former independent MP Cathy McGowan about the independent candidates seeking office.
Below the Line Episode 5.
The Conversation62.4 MB (download)
In the latest episode of The Conversation's election podcast, our expert panel discuss the leaders' debate, Albanese's COVID diagnosis and how well the media are covering the campaign.
Below the Line Episode 4.
The Conversation62.5 MB (download)
In the fourth episode of our new election podcast, our panel discuss Anthony Albanese's visit to BluesFest, a Liberal's controversial comments on trans issues and whether anyone watches live debates.
At The Conversation we’re committed to politics coverage that goes beyond sound bites, photo ops and the gaffe of the day. That why we asked you, our readers, to help us #SetTheAgenda.
The federal election campaign is underway and political advertising has really started to ramp up. But who is each party targeting and what’s their key message?
One Nation, early voting and what parties learn from overseas campaigns.
The Conversation60 MB (download)
In the third episode of our new election podcast, Below the Line, our expert panel discuss a Coalition maverick's defection to One Nation, global exchanges of campaign staff, voting by phone and more.
We don’t yet know the election date, but the campaign has already begun.
The Conversation Australia, CC BY-NC55.7 MB (download)
Below the Line is a limited-edition podcast unpacking party lines and policies during the 2022 Australian election campaign. Join presenter Jon Faine and three political scientists for episode one.