On this week’s Democracy Sausage the panel tackle a paradox of politics, new alliances in Parliament, Scott Morrison at the G20, and Trump’s historic handshake at the Korean DMZ.

We also take a look at what to expect from the return of Parliament, why voters seem to want both tax cuts and improved services, and find out the two most annoying arguments in politics.

Mark Kenny is a Senior Fellow in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times. He is the host of the Democracy Sausage podcast.

Marija Taflaga is a lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations. Her major research is on political parties and particularly the Liberal Party of Australia. She has previously worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery as a researcher at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

James Frost is a PhD Candidate in the School of Politics and International Relations.

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This podcast is published in partnership with The Australian National University.

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