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Season 2021
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Season 2021, Episode 10 - November: Politics Gets Personal

3.0 5 x
The PM's battle with Anthony Albanese becomes increasingly personal, after Scott Morrison was dubbed a liar on the world stage. The political year ends with a spotlight on the treatment of women in Federal Parliament.
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Season 2021, Episode 9 - October: Macron Torpedoes Morrison

3.0 8 x
Gladys Berejiklian's resignation as NSW Premier fundamentally changes Australia's COVID-19 recovery plans. But the Prime Minister has bigger issues to contend with as the French President calls him a liar on the world stage.
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Season 2021, Episode 8 - September: The Nuclear Option

3.0 3 x
A secret trip blows up in Scott Morrison's face. The new nuclear submarine agreement leaves France crying foul. Kristina Keneally parachutes into a safe seat, while a blind trust costs Christian Porter his ministerial career.
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Season 2021, Episode 7 - August: A Fractured Federation

4.0 12 x
The PM demanded states emerge from a COVID 'cave' as National Cabinet fractures over the plan to reopen Australia. But Scott Morrison also had to contend with a damning international climate report and the collapse of Kabul.
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Season 2021, Episode 6 - July

3.0 6 x
The ABC's Federal Politics team bring you a behind-the-scenes look at the big political stories from July including lockdowns, squabbles over financial support, the end of the war in Afghanistan, car park funding and more.
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Season 2021, Episode 5 - June: Lockdowns And Second Comings

3.0 14 x
An inside look at the big political stories in June. A Prime Minister in quarantine, the knifing of the Deputy Prime Minister and a rare political second coming as half the nation heads into lockdown.
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Season 2021, Episode 4 - May: Fortress Australia

3.0 11 x
An inside look at the big political stories in May. An extraordinary threat of jail time and fines threatened Australian-India relations as the Brittany Higgins scandal distracted the government from its big-spending budget.
Season 2020
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Season 2020, Episode 14 - 2020 Politics In Review: May - Sept

4.0 9 x
The ABC's Parliament House bureau looks back on an extraordinary 12 months in politics. A global pandemic that saw borders closed, businesses shuttered, unemployment queues and the economy plunged into recession. (May-Sept)
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Season 2020, Episode 13 - 2020 Politics In Review: March - April

3.0 11 x
The ABC's Parliament House bureau looks back on an extraordinary 12 months in politics. A global pandemic that saw borders closed, businesses shuttered, unemployment queues and the economy plunged into recession. (Mar-Apr)
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Season 2020, Episode 12 - 2020 Politics In Review: Feb - Mar

4.0 10 x
The ABC's Parliament House bureau looks back on an extraordinary 12 months in politics. A global pandemic that saw borders closed, businesses shuttered, unemployment queues and the economy plunged into recession. (Feb-Mar)
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