In which the Nerds explore the performance, practical and rhetorical, of Malcolm Turnbull, discuss Australian welfare policy’s function and effectiveness, and a new book on Religious tolerance and repression in the United States.
With a podcast bonus of post-show chatter and a chance to win!
- Dr Amanda Elliot, Department of Sociology, University of Sydney
- Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
- Dr Mark Rolfe, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia
- Professor Peter Whiteford, Director, Social Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
- Dr David Smith, Department of Government / US Studies Center, University of Sydney
The Election Nerds celebrates International Women’s Day today, 8th March 2016. The theme of which is the Pledge for Parity in women’s social, economic, and political representation (#PledgeforParity).
In the spirit of the Pledge, we’ve crunched our numbers to ask: how well does the Election Nerds include and represent women’s voices.
On the surface, our performance looks good. We have equal representation of men and women as show hosts. That’s great!
Since 2013 we have had 17 unique female guests and 24 male guests (41.5% to 58.5%), which is less great.
In this exclusive Election Nerds podcast extra, we talk about the new Innovation Agenda strongly promoted by the current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. In this interview, we explore the origins, meanings, implications and ambiguities of this agenda. We ask: is it really new? and the type of policy settings that underpin the concepts.
- Dr Amanda Elliot of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney; and
- Dr Danielle Logue of the UTS Business School
Recorded in the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney, on 25 February 2016