John Clark and Brian Dawe 2015

Australian Politics

Take a look back each week with John Clark and Brian Dawe who present their funny and humorous take on the week’s political events.

This year John and Brian covered events surrounding Christopher Pyne, Bill Shorten, George Brandis, Tony Abbott, Joe Hockey, Scott Morrison, Barnaby Joyce, Greg Hunt, a number of financial issues including Grexit, the ongoing problems around Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) and some major sporting events like Wimbledon and cricket.

Videos from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.


Other Jon Clark and Brian Dawe Video’s


2015 Video’s

Date Description
29/01/2015 “Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia-The Duke of Edinburgh Day Honours List” Originally aired on ABC TV: 29/01/2015
05/02/2015 “An Australian who is concerned about his pet-Dr Dawe does an excellent job here” Originally aired on ABC TV: 05/02/2015
12/02/2015 “A Troubled Sportsman-Nothing we’re doing is working” Originally aired on ABC TV: 12/02/2015
18/02/2015 “Mr Shelby Wrightmate. NBN Website Manager-Democracy, From the Greek ‘Demos’ and ‘Crassy’ ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 18/02/2015
26/02/2015 “Senator George Brandis, Attorney General-The Perils of High Office” Originally aired on ABC TV: 26/02/2015
04/03/2015 “Bill Shorten, Australian Opposition Leader-A Few Words With the Clubhouse Leader” Originally aired on ABC TV: 04/03/2015
12/03/2015 “Christopher Pyne. Leader of the House-A Gift for Management” Originally aired on ABC TV: 12/03/2015
19/03/2015 “A Constitutional Lawyer-Does Australia Need a Government?” Originally aired on ABC TV: 19/03/2015
26/03/2015 “Mr Wesley Broadband-Can We Have Our $29billion Back?” Originally aired on ABC TV: 26/03/2015
02/04/2015 “Tony Abbott. Australian Prime Minister-Stand back, New project, Reforming the budget process, Urgent” Originally aired on ABC TV: 02/04/2015
09/04/2015 “Tony Snowgood-Never has so much been owed to so many, by so few” Originally aired on ABC TV: 09/04/2015
16/04/2015 “Rick A’Mortis. Policy Cancellations Officer for Australia-Repairing the Budget using only a sense of wonder and a cigar” Originally aired on ABC TV: 16/04/2015
23/04/2015 “Lex Larter, Constitutional lawyer-An Interesting Defence Begins to Take Shape” Originally aired on ABC TV: 23/04/2015
30/04/2015 “Stew Pidlaw, a diplomatic policy advisor-Bryan’s quick-thinking could save Australia $12b here” Originally aired on ABC TV: 30/04/2015
07/05/2015 “Bryan might be lucky to get out of this-Please Note the Position of the Exit Nearest Your Seat” Originally aired on ABC TV: 07/05/2015
14/05/2015 “Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia-The word ‘Election’ on P 13 of the budget papers, should read ‘Projected Surplus'” Originally aired on ABC TV: 14/05/2015
21/05/2015 “Tony Abbott, Prime Minister, and Bill Shorten, Opposition Leader-The State of Politics” Originally aired on ABC TV: 21/05/2015
28/05/2015 “Joe Hockey, Treasurer-Reaching Out to the Young, Adorbz” Originally aired on ABC TV: 28/05/2015
04/06/2015 “Leslie Miserables. A Representative of the Hospitality Industry-What should we put here if we don’t have a title?” Originally aired on ABC TV: 04/06/2015
11/06/2015 “Scott Morrison, Minister for Social Services-A Refusal to be Bullied by the Majority” Originally aired on ABC TV: 11/06/2015
18/06/2015 “Mordy Pressing, Australian immigration policy interpreter-The New Sliding Scale of Ethics, Officially Launched this Week” Originally aired on ABC TV: 18/06/2015
25/06/2015 “Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia-A Few Venue Problems But Otherwise a Strong Preparation” Originally aired on ABC TV:25/06/2015
02/07/2015 “Dennis Elbow, Sports Reporter-Aussies Away to a Great Start at Wimbledon” Originally aired on ABC TV: 02/07/2015
09/07/2015 “Ray Tryze, Building Contractor-Malcolm Turnbull, An Engima Explained” Originally aired on ABC TV: 09/07/2015
16/07/2015 “Des Troy, Media Advisor to the Prime Minister’s Department-Barnaby. Please Call Dave, Julie & Barry, Jim Baigent, Knackers & Fiona Wallop” Originally aired on ABC TV: 16/07/2015
23/07/2015 “Justin Credible, Would-be Quiz Contestant-Seeking a recount in the hope of working with Bryan again” Originally aired on ABC TV: 23/07/2015
30/07/2015 “Andy Snottout, Cricket correspondent-Live from Edgbaston, Birmingham (Between Liverpool and Manchester and London)” Originally aired on ABC TV: 30/07/2015
06/08/2015 “Mr Tony Abbott, Australian Prime Minister-The Masterclass Continues” Originally aired on ABC TV: 06/08/2015
13/08/2015 “Mac Rowe, Economist-Understanding Grexit” Originally aired on ABC TV: 13/08/2015
20/08/2015 “Homer Phobe, Policy Advisor to the Australian Government-A Busy Week” Originally aired on ABC TV: 20/08/2015
27/08/2015 “Yes. We know. Please form an orderly queue-Greg Hunt. Minister for* the Environment” Originally aired on ABC TV: 27/08/2015
03/09/2015 “(Name with-held)-Radical suggestions from an insider” Originally aired on ABC TV: 03/09/2015
10/09/2015 “Tony, a schoolboy-A difficult but necessary conversation” Originally aired on ABC TV: 10/09/2015
17/09/2015 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-A Seamless Transition in our Sales Division” Originally aired on ABC TV: 17/09/2015
24/09/2015 “Mr Gerald Mander, Culling Contractor with the Arts Ministry-Australian Political History, in some detail” Originally aired on ABC TV: 24/09/2015
01/10/2015 “Christopher Pyne. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science-All three portfolios are united in a single $50b infrastructure project” Originally aired on ABC TV: 01/10/2015
7/10/2015 “Malcolm Turnbull. Prime Minister-Agility, boldness, momentum and some slight elements of destabilisation” Originally aired on ABC TV: 07/10/2015
15/10/2015 “Stan Beyormann, a very well-read baker-Scott’s book is highly recommended in ‘Tractor Weekly'” Originally aired on ABC TV: 15/10/2015
22/10/2015 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-In Full Sail as We Head for Open Water” Originally aired on ABC TV: 22/10/2015
29/10/2015 “Mr Maurice Oxford, Social researcher-Some Slight Contradictions as We Move Abbottlessly Forward” Originally aired on ABC TV: 29/10/2015
05/11/2015 “Billy, a schoolboy-A Case for Special Consideration” Originally aired on ABC TV: 05/11/2015
12/11/2015 “Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer-The Night the Abbott Went Down” Originally aired on ABC TV: 12/11/2015
19/11/2015 “Copernicus Jackson, an actuary-In which a number of issues are discussed” Originally aired on ABC TV: 19/11/2015
26/11/2015 “Christopher Pyne, The Parliamentary Year Draws to a Close-The Nativity Play, Does it send the wrong message?” Originally aired on ABC TV: 26/11/2015
18/12/2015 “Norman Harvey, festive retail consultant-Xmas Gift Suggestions” Originally aired on ABC TV: 18/12/2015
24/12/2015 “Slasher and Biffo, expert commentators-Live from the Cricket, where the Test is Perfectly Poised” Originally aired on ABC TV: 24/12/2015

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