Is Labor’s long honeymoon over?

Historian Frank Bongiorno joins the show to discuss coronations, consecrations and policy cremations.

Poised to deliver its second budget in under a year, is the Albanese government’s post-election honeymoon period finally coming to an end? Can the Liberal Party be a truly ‘broad church’ or is it now beholden to conservatives and the secret Coalition agreement? And will Australians answer Buckingham Palace’s call to swear an oath of allegiance to their new king through their televisions? On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Professor Frank Bongiorno from The Australian National University (ANU) joins Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga to discuss pre-budget politics and the coronation of King Charles III.

Frank Bongiorno AM is an Australian labour, political and cultural historian and Professor of History at ANU.

Marija Taflaga is the Director of the ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer at the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

Mark Kenny is a Professor at 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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