Unparliamentary with Paul Bongiorno – 28 May 2024


Unparliamentary is the Australia Institute’s fortnightly show that gives you the scoop on what’s happening in federal politics.

Unpack the big political and policy issues with Paul Bongiorno, veteran political journalist and columnist for The Saturday Paper and The New Daily. Only on Australia Institute TV.


Paul Bongiorno — Columnist for The Saturday Paper and The New Daily

Paul Bongiorno is a 35 year member of the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery. He is a columnist for The Saturday Paper and The New Daily and a regular 7AM Podcast contributor.

In 2014, Paul was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services to the print and broadcast media as a journalist, political commentator and editor.

For 17 years, he was Network Ten’s political editor and bureau chief as well as the host of the network’s weekly political program Meet The Press.

Paul began his career in television journalism in 1974, starting out with the Seven network in Melbourne.

Ebony Bennett — Deputy Director of the Australia Institute

Ebony Bennett is deputy director of the Australia Institute and host of its popular webinar series and Follow the Money podcast.

Beginning her career as a journalist in the Canberra press gallery for the Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review, Ebony has worked in federal politics in a variety of roles for almost 20 years and has published research on climate change and energy, gender and street harassment and contributed a chapter to Morrison’s Miracle: The 2019 Australian Federal Election (ANU Press 2020) and The Nordic Edge: Policy Possibilities for Australia (MUP 2021).

Ebony is a regular commentator and contributor across broadcast and print media, she appears regularly as a commentator on ABC and Sky News and has a fortnightly column in The Canberra Times.


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