How better to make sense of our latest national orgy of democracy than with veteran journo and Festival favourite Barrie Cassidy and his hand-chosen team of the country’s best commentators? At time of writing, we don’t know whether this will be election morning or just another Saturday in our post-election reality, but what we do know is there’s no better panel with which to unpick the state of the national discourse, national politics and nation itself. Joining Barrie are Fran Kelly, Niki Savva and Amy Remeikis. As essential as an election day sausage in bread.
Niki Savva is a journalist, author and political commentator. She has written a memoir, So Greek, and two bestselling books on historic events in Australian politics. The Road to Ruin chronicles the removal of Tony Abbott as prime minister, and Plots and Prayers details the coup that overthrew Malcolm Turnbull. Niki writes a weekly column on politics for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She has appeared regularly on ABC's Insiders for more than a decade.