The fifth estate: the political pendulum

Elections Politics Election campaigns Australia

With the federal election fast approaching, and two weeks prior to the leadership spill that would see Gillard relinquish the prime ministership, Sally Warhaft speaks with pre-eminent political journalist Michelle Grattan for a special spotlight edition of the Fifth Estate.

What are the issues and initiatives that will matter the most to a voting Australia? How does this federal poll compare to other recent elections? And what have the major parties' leaders learned since 2010? A snapshot conversation on the complicated state of Australia’s political culture, taken on the eve of another big shift.

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