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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.


Why are our politicians so timid?

June 2nd, 2016

Episode 1647 of 1761 episodes

The rise of protest politics in nations like the United States, Austria, Britain and France has seen a resurgence of populist movements and extremist political candidates on the right and the left. But in Australia, this era of political instability seems to have produced political timidity in our leaders. Why are our political leaders so risk averse?

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