Democracy Sausage podcast: David Speers

11 November 2019

Episode summary

On this week’s Democracy Sausage podcast we’re inside the studio with the ultimate insider and future host of Insiders, David Speers, to talk fires, drought, climate change, and the Labor Review.

Episode notes

Sky News veteran and the future host of ABC’s Insiders David Speers is our special guest on this week’s Democracy Sausage. He joins Mark Kenny and Marija Taflaga to talk about the government’s response to climate change, how he feels about taking over the hit show’s hot seat, Josh Frydenberg’s upcoming Australia in the World lecture, whether Labor’s warts and all review will fix the party’s problems, and if Bill Shorten would have won an election against Malcolm Turnbull. Listen here.

David Speers is an Australian journalist and outgoing Political Editor at Sky News Australia. He has been the host of PM Agenda, The Last Word, and Speers. Beginning in 2020, he will host ABC’s Insiders.

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.

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.

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