Get behind Canberra's closed doors. In PodcastOne's new series, Peacock Politics, Adam Peacock speaks with politicians and leading commentators to find out how the Australian political system functions and why it was set up the way it was.


Peacock Politics (AUS)

The campaign

How far will a politician go to win power? Senior Fellow at Australian National University, Mark Kenny, breaks down what goes into creating a campaign - and what it takes for one to fall apart.
00:36:21 5/14/2019

Past Episodes

What goes on behind-the-scenes when a big story hits? Sky News Chief Political Reporter, Kieran Gilbert, reveals the tricks journalists use to navigate the never-ending political spin.
00:32:43 5/14/2019
How are political parties funded? The Chaser's Charles Firth explains where political parties get their money from and the impact large donations have on their policies.
00:26:37 5/14/2019
Personal beliefs vs pursuit of power. Host Adam Peacock sits down with former press secretary to Bob Hawke and political journalist, Barrie Cassidy, to find out who our politicians really are - and what they believe in - behind closed doors.
00:31:58 5/7/2019
Are politicians out of touch with the real world? Host Adam Peacock speaks to former senator, Stephen Conroy, about why those in power seem to lose perspective once they make it to Parliament House.
00:27:46 5/7/2019
How much does the media influence politics - and vice versa? Host Adam Peacock chats with Kevin Rudd's former senior press secretary, Lachlan Harris, about the tricks leaders use to get their message across and why politicians never seem to give a straight answer.
00:44:10 4/23/2019
Breaking down the ballot paper. Host Adam Peacock speaks to ABC's election analyst, Antony Green, about how to vote in a federal election and what your vote really means in the grand scheme of things.
00:37:26 4/9/2019
Why did we choose a mixture of a Washington and Westminster political system? Host Adam Peacock asks political commentator, Dr Keith Suter, how the Australian framework was created and whether it's still effective today.
00:33:15 3/12/2019
How does the House of Representatives work? Host Adam Peacock sits down with former Speaker, Anna Burke, to discuss what goes on in the Lower House and her run-ins with Tony Abbott during Question Time.
00:33:34 3/12/2019
Why do we need the Senate? Former Senator and leader of the Democrats, Natasha Stott Despoja, speaks to host Adam Peacock about how the Senate works and why decorum seems to have flown out the windows of Parliament House.
00:33:08 3/12/2019
Is politics becoming more polarised in Australia? Host Adam Peacock asks Australian National University Emeritus Professor, John Warhurst, how the ideologies of those on the left differ from those on the right and whether this has evolved over time.
00:26:41 3/12/2019

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