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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.

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Political hypocrisy: Maybe it’s not such a bad thing after all

May 14th, 2015

Episode 532 of 1761 episodes

No sooner did Joe Hockey hand down his second federal budget, than the howls of hypocrisy and charges of rank political expedience filled the media. But what if political hypocrisy is not only unavoidable in democratic politics, but even desirable? Could this help us rethink the tension that has long existed between political compromise and personal integrity, between cold hard realpolitik and political conviction?

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