Politics Podcast

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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.


Is political speechmaking a dying art?

May 14th, 2015

Episode 539 of 1761 episodes

Half a century ago this month, Labor leader Arthur Calwell delivered a deeply unpopular speech, opposing the Menzies government’s decision to commit troops to Vietnam - a speech now remembered for its courage, clear argument and sheer oratorical power. Its author, Graham Freudenberg, reflects on the art of speech making and the impact of social media.

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