John Clark and Brian Dawe 2016

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 Malcolm Turnbull, Scott Morrison, Glenn Stevens, Christopher Pyne, Kevin Andrews, Bill Shorten, Arthur Sinodinos, Barnaby Joyce, George Brandis, Tony Abbott, Donald Trump, a number of financial issues including Brexit and some major sporting events like the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Videos from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.


Other John Clark and Brian Dawe Video’s


2016 Video’s

Date Description
17/02/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-A Bit of a Clean-up Around the Property” Originally aired on ABC TV: 17/02/2016
25/02/2016 “Scott Morrison, Federal Treasurer-Various Things are on the Table” Originally aired on ABC TV: 25/02/2016
03/03/2016 “Glenn Stevens. Reserve Bank Governor-A Very Congenial Exchange” Originally aired on ABC TV: 03/03/2016
10/03/2016 “Christopher Pyne, Leader of the House and Minister for Tidying Up-The Position Explained, with a Couple of Exceptions” Originally aired on ABC TV: 10/03/2016
16/03/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-The Honourable Member for Stasis West” Originally aired on ABC TV: 16/03/2016
24/03/2016 “Mr Portunity, Senior executive at a major news organization-It’s the Planet, Stupid” Originally aired on ABC TV: 24/03/2016
31/03/2016 “Mr Evan Elpus, Customer Services Consultant-Taxation Reform” Originally aired on ABC TV: 31/03/2016
07/04/2016 “Kevin Andrews, Ex-Minister for Almost Everything-Hon Member for Stalking-horse” Originally aired on ABC TV: 07/04/2016
13/04/2016 “Mr Lewis Poles, Tax Advisor-Australians who require Panamanian legal advice” Originally aired on ABC TV: 13/04/2016
21/04/2016 “Scott Morrison, Big Occasion Horse Trainer-‘Third Time Lucky.’ First up from a spell and looking good” Originally aired on ABC TV: 21/04/2016
28/04/2016 “An Australian Voter-Det Sgt Dawe Might Be On To Something Here” Originally aired on ABC TV: 28/04/2016
05/05/2016 “A Collector Receiving an Appraisal from an Expert-An Exciting Moment for Bryan Here” Originally aired on ABC TV: 05/05/2016
12/05/2016 “Allen Key, Departmental Head, Ikea-Secondary Issues Facing Australia ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 12/05/2016
19/05/2016 “Bill Shorten, Opposition leader-A Bold Alternative in Australian Politics ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 19/05/2016
26/05/2016 “Mr Horace Cope, Investment Advisor-The Australian electoral system explained” Originally aired on ABC TV: 26/05/2016
02/06/2016 “Malcolm, Head Boy-The school dynamics explained at last” Originally aired on ABC TV: 02/06/2016
09/06/2016 “Burton Ernie, Pollster and Social Researcher-The Electorates to Keep An Eye On ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 09/06/2016
16/06/2016 “Arthur Sinodinos, Senator and Very Keen Contestant-Sadly Arthur’s Memory Is Functioning Perfectly” Originally aired on ABC TV: 16/06/2016
23/06/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-Bryan’s useful suggestion to help the nation’s leader” Originally aired on ABC TV: 23/06/2016
30/06/2016 “Mark Eachbox, Regional Manager at the Australian Electoral Commission-Democracy in Australia: a work in progress” Originally aired on ABC TV: 30/06/2016
07/07/2016 “Barnaby Joyce, Quite Possibly Deputy Prime Minister-The Government You Ordered Has Been Delayed, Should Be Here Tuesday” Originally aired on ABC TV: 07/07/2016
13/07/2016 “The Unique Circumstances Which Produced the Brexit Vote-Thank God it couldn’t happen here” Originally aired on ABC TV: 13/07/2016
20/07/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-Enjoying Your New Mandate Without Opening It” Originally aired on ABC TV: 20/07/2016
28/07/2016 “Hugh Jexcitement, Sports Commentator-Australians to Watch in Rio” Originally aired on ABC TV: 28/07/2016
04/08/2016 “George Brandis, Attorney General, (All Stand)-Caveat Emptor” Originally aired on ABC TV: 04/08/2016
11/08/2016 “Malcolm, Head Boy-Mixed Results and Scott’s Help May be Problematic” Originally aired on ABC TV: 11/08/2016
18/08/2016 “Hugh Gillette-Down, Expert Commentator-Where To Now For Australia?” Originally aired on ABC TV: 18/08/2016
25/08/2016 “Christopher Pyne. Leader of the House-Same Government, Same Opposition, Fresh Senate, Book Early” Originally aired on ABC TV: 25/08/2016
01/09/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister-Once More Unto the Breach, Dear Friends” Originally aired on ABC TV: 01/09/2016
08/09/2016 “Tony Abbott. Hon Member for Schadenfreude-The Kindness of Strangers” Originally aired on ABC TV: 08/9/2016
15/09/2016 “George Brandis, Attorney General-The Plebiscite, Coming to a Distraction near You” Originally aired on ABC TV: 15/09/2016
22/09/2016 “A Humble Backbencher-In Which The Tail Can Be Observed Wagging the Dog ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 22/09/2016
29/09/2016 “Two Very Avid Sports Commentators-The Grand Final ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 29/09/2016
06/10/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull. Prime Minister-Doing the ‘Easy’ Crossword Can Sometimes be Tricky ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 06/10/2016
13/10/2016 “Donald Sin-Trouble, US Political Correspondent-The Presidential Race is Beautifully Poised ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 13/10/2016
20/10/2016 “John, a very active retiree-John Tries Very Hard Here ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 20/10/2016
27/10/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull. Prime Minister-Running a Country is a Very Big Job” Originally aired on ABC TV: 27/10/2016
03/11/2016 “Scott Morrison. Australian Treasurer- A Significant Increase in Part-time Employment” Originally aired on ABC TV: 03/11/2016
10/11/2016 “Howie Diddit. News Director of a Major Media Organisation-News in the Post-election World” Originally aired on ABC TV: 10/11/2016
17/11/2016 “Bert Waitdesmore. Seasonal Products Consultant-Some Great Xmas Gift Ideas Here” Originally aired on ABC TV: 17/11/2016
23/11/2016 “Scott Morrison. Federal Treasurer-Despite Bryan’s Continuous Distractions, Scott Stays on Message ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 23/11/2016
01/12/2016 “Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister – It’s All Going Terribly Well ” Originally aired on ABC TV: 01/12/2016

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