The politics of 'nope, nope, nope'

Tony Abbott takes a hardline position on the humanitarian crisis in the Andaman Sea - political editor of the Age, Michael Gordon, dissects the politics.

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Labor MP for Kingston in South Australia Amanda Rishworth joins the show to discuss the news of the day.

Iron ore, refugees and Palestine

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Liberal MP Wyatt Roy joins Chris Hammer via broadband to discuss the news of the day.

Iron ore inquiry 'ridiculous'

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Labor says an inquiry into iron ore pricing could 'hurt investor confidence' while one Liberal MP is 'ambivalent'.

Comedians, politicians say 'nope' to Abbott

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott finds himself in hot water over his 'nope, nope, nope' remark on Thursday, which has sparked widespread criticism.

Asylum seekers, carbon pricing and environmental charities.

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Greens Co-Deputy Leader Senator Larissa Waters joins Breaking Politics to discuss the political issues of the day.

Greens welcome Labor's carbon stance

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Labor's commitment to pricing carbon is welcome news says Greens Co-Deputy Larissa Waters, who warns of climate 'fear mongering' from Tony Abbott.

Refugees, direct action and PPL

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Nationals MP Andrew Broad joins Chris Hammer to discuss the news of the day.

Labor ready for superannuation fight

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Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen outlines what budget cuts Labor is prepared to support, and declares the opposition is ready to fight an election on superannuation.

The share economy, returning jihadis and iron ore

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Labor MP Ed Husic joins Chris Hammer to discuss the issues of the day.

Iron ore inquiry on or off?

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Even the man tipped to lead a government inquiry into iron ore prices isn't sure if it will go ahead.

Super, iron ore and foreign fighters

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Liberal MP Angus Taylor joins Breaking Politics to discuss the news of the day.

Iron ore inquiry falls flat

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Any inquiry to the falling price of iron ore is unlikely to go ahead concedes Independent Senator Nick Xenophon.

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