Politics Podcast

ABC Radio National

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Michelle Grattan reports from Canberra each weekday on Breakfast. Counterpoint and Late Night Live dip into all sides of political commentary and, if it's serious news, it'll be discussed all over RN from RN Drive to Sunday Extra.


Iran nuclear deal; racial cohesion in Australia

July 23rd, 2015

Episode 680 of 1761 episodes

US Secretary of State John Kerry says the alternative to a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers is war. But Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahucalls it ‘a stunning historicmistake’. Who’s right? And what does all this mean for US President Barack Obama’s legacy? Also in this edition of Between the Lines, weekend rallies by the right-wing nationalist group Reclaim Australia have prompted a warning that racial cohesion in Australia is facing its greatest threat in 30 years. The president of the Anti-Discrimination Board of New South Wales, Stepan Kerkyasharian, says racially charged anti-Islamist ralliesand counter anti-racism rallies could even escalate into a situation similar to the Cronulla riots a decade ago.