Crabb’s happy to stir things up
POLITICAL commentator Annabel Crabb launches a third series of her interview series Kitchen Cabinet in July. The six-parter, returns in an election year, to its new prime-time home on ABC1.
Each week the veteran political journalist invites herself to the home of a sitting federal politician, offering dessert in exchange for dinner.
Guests who appear on the new series include Minister for Families, Community Services, Indigenous Affairs and Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, Opposition Communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy, Shadow Minister Sussan Ley with Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan, Minister for Tertiary Education and Trade Craig Emerson and Independent Senator Nick Xenophon.
Forget spin: Kitchen Cabinet spends time with our political leaders to bring out the anecdotes, personalities and quirks that tend to be lost in fastpaced modern politics.
‘‘ Kitchen Cabinet brings out a side of politicians rarely seen before,’’ says Jennifer Collins, ABC entertainment chief. ‘‘Who could ever forget Joe Hockey’s Bart Simpson duvet last season?’’
Says Crabb: ‘‘Counting vanilla beans as a legitimate work expense has been a personal career dream all my life,’’ she says.
‘‘But the best part of Kitchen Cabinet is being able to leave the crazy battleground that politics has become, sit down with someone and hear their stories. There are some absolute crackers in series three already, and I can’t wait to share them with ABC1 viewers.’’
host Annabel Crabb
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