Spoke on Triple R – the US election and federal politics

It was great fun guest hosting Spoke this week on Triple R, filling in for Michelle Bennett.

We had an action-packed political line-up with the US election in its final stages and the Australian federal senate in a state of disarray. Worth a listen all the way through but if you’re stuck for time, click on each URL to hear the individual interview.

    • Brett Mason, US Election Correspondent, SBS, via phone from Pennsylvania at Hillary Clinton’s final Get Out The Vote Event – a prescient discussion of the US Election and where the candidates stand on election eve
    • Laura Tingle, Political Editor, AFR, from Canberra – on the week that was in federal politics (Senate chaos and constitutional questions, same sex marriage plebiscite, 18C and wedging Labor on asylum seeker policy)
    • Alan Pears AM, in the studio – on the Pears Report (climate and energy policy over the last 20 years, where do we stand now?)
    • Professor Helen Sullivan, incoming Director, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, in the studio – on an endangered species… good public policy making: What is it? Have we gone backwards? How can we ensure better public policy making happen? AND the latest UK High Court decision on Brexit
    • Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist at The Australia Institute – on Manning Clark’s ‘enlargers and punishers’, Hazelwood job losses and demystifying econobabble.
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One day of the US election campaign to go… We spoke to Brett Mason from Philadelphia at Clinton’s last rally. The discussion on Trump voters was very prescient. [Photo credit: @BrettMasonNews]

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