Monthly Archives: June 2015

Winter is Coming: Citizenship and Local Government

In the shadow of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta the Nerds brave the Sydney winter chill to talk about three facets of the citizenship debate – same-sex marriage, stripping citizenship from terror suspects and asylum seeking – and the looming issue of local government reform in New South Wales, as informed by the new report Why Local Government Matters (


  • Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Dr Amanda Elliot, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney