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State of the Nation

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We’ve all heard the ‘jobs and growth’ mantra, but what are the specifics of the Turnbull Government’s vision for the country?

At this special lunchtime Fifth Estate discussion, the day after Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers the 2017 budget, Sally Warhaft and veteran journalist Kerry O’Brien will unpack the implications of the government’s economic plan and take the pulse of the nation.

Scott Morrison has already flagged a housing affordability package as a centrepiece of his upcoming budget – is this likely to improve the government’s fortunes? What are the repercussions of recent announcements on 457 visas and citizenship tests?  And why are both major parties struggling to connect with a disillusioned electorate? Join us for post-budget analysis with one of Australia’s most respected political journalists.

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Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Kerry O'Brien

Kerry O’Brien is one of Australia’s most respected journalists, with six Walkley awards including the Gold Walkley and the Walkley for outstanding leadership in journalism. In a career spanning more than fifty years, Kerry has worked for newspapers, television and a wire service, and as... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

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