Host Barrie Cassidy leads Niki Savva, David Marr and Lenore Taylor through the political highs and lows of the year to date. Photographer Mike Bowers hosts a Talking Pictures segment with cartoonist Fiona Katauskas. The event includes video highlights of some of the nonsense that passes for politics, and the best gaffes that 2017 has produced so far.

Niki Savva (Australian)

Niki Savva

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 bungled coup that overthrew Malcolm Turnbull. Niki has written a weekly column on federal politics for The Australian for 10 years, and has appeared regularly on the ABC's Insiders for almost a decade.

Fiona Katauskas (Australian)

Fiona Katauskas

Fiona Katauskas is a cartoonist, illustrator, author and television producer based in Sydney. Her cartoons have appeared in a wide range of newspapers, magazines, anthologies and exhibitions, and she is the author and illustrator of the bestselling children's book, The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made. Fiona is also the producer of Talking Pictures on ABC TV's Insiders program.

David Marr (Australian)

David Marr

David Marr is a journalist and broadcaster who now writes for Guardian Australia. He’s published a couple of biographies and a number of books about politics, censorship and immigration. Over the last 10 years he has written a number of Quarterly Essays. His latest is The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race. He previously presented Media Watch and appears regularly on Insiders and The Drum. His most recent book is My Country, an anthology of essays.