Why do Australians keep throwing out governments that make a good fist of the economy? If Labor is leaderless for a few weeks, what will happen? And how in the hell did Clive Palmer get candidates elected to Parliament — maybe even the man himself? Crikey  Canberra correspondent Bernard Keane and writer-at-large Guy Rundle tackle these questions and more in this week’s podcast.

Crikey Calling is independent media for independent minds – in handy podcast form! Join the Crikey crew for a lively (if somewhat wonky) look behind the scenes of politics and power in Australia.

Learn about what’s really happening in Canberra and around the country as we chew on the biggest national affairs issues of the week, dissecting the politics, policy and players as only the Crikey newsroom can.

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