With the end of the first sitting session of the Coalition government, Bernard Keane hands down his marks – and most people don’t score well. Keane and Cathy Alexander get nostalgic for parliaments past — Whitlam, anyone? — and throw in a discussion on the Indonesian spy crisis for good measure.

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.