Tag Archives: ALP

W.A.y Out West WA Election Wrap-up show

In which the Nerds dissect the 2017 Western Australian state election, looking at the context of the outgoing Liberal government, the campaign and key issues, players and results, and the incoming ALP government, its faces and challenges.

Your hosts:

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

With their guests:

  • Dr Ian Cook, Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University
  • Professor Rodney Smith, Professor of Australian Politics, University of Sydney
  • Ben Raue, Electoral Analyst, http://tallyroom.com.au/

With! Bonus! Post-show podcast extra discussions of the implications of the election for the participants, and wider Australian politics, and a detailed discussion of the recent Dutch national elections!

2016 Federal Election Special

In which the nerds engage in a mammoth three-hour discussion of the election, results and likely implications with all of our favourate guests and colleagues.  Including:

  • Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia
  • Dr Elisabeth Hill, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
  • Association Professor Anika Gauja, Department of Government, University of Sydney
  • Professor Rodney Smith, Department of Government, University of Sydney
  • Dr Danielle Logue, UTS Business School
  • Ben Raue, www.tallyroom.com.au
  • Associate Professor Anika Gauja, Department of Government, University of Sydney
  • Mr Nathan Lentern, The UnAustralian
  • Dr Damien Cahill, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
  • Dr Chris Neff, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Dr Stephen Mills, Graduate School of Government, University of Sydney
  • Dr Rebecca Pearse, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
  • Ben Spies-Butcher, Macquarie University
  • Dr David Bond UTS Accounting Discipline Group

Indigenous politics and policy show

In which the nerds discuss the topic of indigenous politics and policy. With Guest:

  • Dr Diana Perche, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, Macquarie University

    Following a debrief on Brexit, the nerds consider what issues associated with indigenous policy have been announced by the major parties, issues that have managed to come onto the political agenda, such as the issue of a treaty, and the role of the National Congress of Australia’s First People in promoting a range of policy concerns through the Redfern Statement.

  • 2016 Weekly Wrap-Up Show number 3

    In which the nerds review week 5 of the 2016 Australian Federal Election.  With Guests:

    • Dr Siobhan O’Sullivan, UNSW Australia
    • Dr Peter John Chen, University of Sydney

    The Nerds discuss the Declaration of Candidates and the order of Senate ballot papers, pre-poll voting, and preferencing decisions of the major and minor parties. They consider the week’s policy debates and non-debates.

    In the podcast extra, the Nerds consider the question of party database systems, funding and funneling money, and the comparative power of parties to candidates.

    Can Canning Can, Can Turnbull Can?



    In which the Nerds review the recent Canning by-election, ask themselves if Australia has entered a profound period of political instability, and talk about the prospects, problems and policies of the new Turbull-Coalition government.


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    Terrible Tales, Tabernacle Tussle, and Tax


    In which the Nerds struggle without regular host Dr Amanda Elliot to make sense of the recent appearance of Bill Shorten at the Unions Royal Commission, 2015 ALP Conference, and debate over the GST and Medicare Levy rise to fund state services.

    Hosts:

    • Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
    • Dr Peter John Chen, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

    Guests:

    Terrible Tales, Tabernacle Tussle, and Tax

    In which the nerds struggle without regular host Dr Amanda Elliot to make sense of the recent appearance of Bill Shorten at the Unions Royal Commission, 2015 ALP Conference, and debate over the GST and Medicare Levy rise to fund state services.

    Hosts:

  • Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney
  • Dr Peter John Chen, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

    Guests:

  • Dr Christopher Sheil, School of Humanities and Languages, UNSW Autralia
  • Mr Nicholas Reece, Melbourne School of Government, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Rebecca Millar, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney