2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget. As the political year ends, David Speers and the panel reflect on the events of the past seven days and the year, as well as the Matt Price Moment.
David Speers interviews shadow foreign minister Penny Wong. Mike Bowers talks pictures with Guardian Australia's Amy Remeikis. On the panel are ABC RN Drive's Patricia Karvelas, David Crowe from the Age and Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review's Phil Coorey. They discuss the deteriorating Australia-China relationship following a tweet from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs which included a doctored image of an Australian soldier. Plus good news on the economic front as Australia's technical recession ends and the UK begins to roll-out a coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine.
David Speers interviews trade and finance minister Simon Birmingham. Mike Bowers talks pictures with Mad as Hell's Tosh Greenslade. On the panel are the Herald Sun's James Campbell, Katharine Murphy from Guardian Australia and 6PR's Gareth Parker to discuss the reopening of state borders, the release of Kylie Moore-Gilbert from an Iranian prison, the cancellation of a convicted terrorist's citizenship plus Paul Brereton's Afghanistan war crimes report.
David Speers interviews Australian Defence Force chief General Angus Campbell and shadow employment minister Brendan O'Connor. Mike Bowers talks pictures with cartoonist Cathy Wilcox. On the panel are ABC political editor Andrew Probyn, the Saturday Paper's Karen Middleton and Network Ten and the Australian's Peter van Onselen to discuss the damning inquiry into alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. Plus SA's coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown lifted and the PM's trip to Japan.
David Speers interviews the minister for Indigenous Australians, Ken Wyatt, and the shadow minister for Indigenous Australians, Linda Burney. Mike Bowers talks pictures with cartoonist for the Canberra Times, David Pope. On the panel are Guardian Australia's Gabrielle Chan, News.com.au's Samantha Maiden and the West Australian's Lanai Scarr to discuss the culture in Parliament after questions were raised about the treatment of women in the Liberal Party, and Joel Fitzgibbon's resignation from shadow cabinet.
David Speers interviews Australian ambassador to the US Arthur Sinodinos and former prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull. Mike Bowers talks pictures with cartoonist Jason Chatfield. On the panel are Guardian Australia's Lenore Taylor, ABC News's Stan Grant and Peter Hartcher from the Age and Sydney Morning Herald to discuss an extraordinary US election and what a Joe Biden presidency means for Australia and the world.
David Speers interviews shadow environment minister Terri Butler, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with comedian Benny Eggmolesse. On the panel are The Australian's Niki Savva, InQueensland's Dennis Atkins and the Guardian's Amy Remeikis to discuss the result of the Queensland election, Melbourne's lockdown lifted, the Qatar airport incident, borders, the bushfires royal commission and the US election.
David Speers interviews minister for industry, science and technology Karen Andrews, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with SBS chief political correspondent Brett Mason. On the panel are the ABC's Patricia Karvelas, 6PR radio's Gareth Parker and SBS's Jan Fran to discuss renewed calls for a National Integrity Commission, plus the scandal over $3000 watches gifted to Australia Post executives that could cost the CEO her job.
David Speers interviews shadow education minister Tanya Plibersek, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with Triple J political reporter Shalailah Medhora. On the panel are Nine Newspapers' chief political correspondent David Crowe, the Australian Financial Review's Jennifer Hewett and Network Ten's political editor Peter van Onselen to discuss Gladys Berejiklian's week from hell, Victoria's plan for 'COVID normal', tax policy, Labor's ACT election win and Jacinda Ardern's big win in New Zealand.
David Speers interviews treasurer Josh Frydenberg, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with Nine newspapers Alex Ellinghausen. On the panel are 7.30's Laura Tingle, the Age and Sydney Morning Herald's Shane Wright and Guardian Australia's Katharine Murphy to analyse the federal government's plan and ask if it does enough to kickstart Australia's economic recovery.
David Speers interviews shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with the Guardian's Amy Remeikis. On the panel are the Australian Financial Review's Phillip Coorey, the Saturday Paper's Karen Middleton and ABC News political editor Andrew Probyn to discuss manufacturing and look ahead to other budget measures, plus a scathing report into the pandemic response in aged care.
David Speers interviews Greens leader Adam Bandt, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with Jack the Insider. On the panel are News.com.au national political editor Samantha Maiden, ANU professor Mark Kenny, Triple J political reporter Shalailah Medhora and ABC state political reporter Richard Willingham to discuss preparations for the federal budget with focus moving from surpluses to creating jobs. Plus the energy roadmap, NBN and hotel quarantine inquiry.
David Speers interviews Prime Minister Scott Morrison, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with author Fleur Anderson. On the panel are Sydney Morning Herald and the Age chief political correspondent of David Crowe, Guardian editor Lenore Taylor and the Australian's national affairs editor Simon Benson to analyse the federal government's national gas plan, the plight of Australians stranded overseas due to caps on international arrivals, plus the state of the economy.
David Speers interviews home affairs minister Peter Dutton, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with A Rational Fear's Dan Ilic. On the panel are the AFR's political editor Phillip Coorey, Radio National's Fran Kelly and Herald Sun state politics editor James Campbell to discuss rising tensions with China as two Australian journalists return home, the federal government's relations with Queensland and Victoria, plus division in the NSW Coalition.
David Speers interviews Business Council of Australia CEO Jennifer Westacott, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with cartoonist Jason Chatfield. On the panel are the Sunday Telegraph's Annika Smethurst, Charles Sturt University's Stan Grant and InQueensland political analyst Dennis Atkins to discuss a 7 percent decline in June quarter GDP, JobKeeper payments extended but at a reduced rate, Victoria's roadmap out of lockdown, plus coronavirus COVID-19 hotspots and borders.
David Speers interviews Opposition leader Anthony Albanese, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with photojournalist Alex Ellinghausen. On the panel are the ABC's Annabel Crabb, the Australian's Niki Savva and the Guardian's Katharine Murphy to discuss the week in Parliament, failings in aged care, plus the Commonwealth seeks power to veto deals between foreign powers and states, councils or universities.
David Speers speaks with a panel of political reporters about the issues of the week. Parliament will resume after an extended winter break due to coronavirus outbreaks. Plus, news-making interviews with policy makers.
David Speers interviews shadow government services minister Bill Shorten, and Mike Bowers talks pictures with cartoonist Fiona Katauskas. On the panel are Nine newspapers chief political correspondent David Crowe, the ABC's Rafael Epstein and News.com.au political editor Samantha Maiden to discuss the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 in aged care, failures in Victoria's hotel quarantine system and the Ruby Princess inquiry finds inexcusable mistakes.
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