Tag Archives: budget

2017 Budget Review – Housing Policy Show

In which the Nerds review the 2017 Australian Federal Budget and chat about recent international elections.

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

Joined by:

  • Dr Chris Martin, UNSW Sydney Built Environment

The focus of the conversation in on aspects of the budget with particular relevance to social housing, the nature of the housing bubble and policy responses associated with the underlying market distortion.  The Nerds also review the 2017 French presidential election, and upcoming British and German votes.

With bonus post-broadcast chatter!

Social Policy Show

In which the nerds dig deep into one of the largest areas of the budget and an under-considered topic in the 2016 federal election: social policy.  What’s been going on, what are the tenancies of policy makers, and what are the future directions of this key area of the policy process.  We discuss employment, welfare services, inequality, participation, and the future of the welfare state in a globalised context.

Hosts:

  • Dr Amanda Elliot, Department of Sociology, University of Sydney
  • Dr Stewart Jackson, Department of Government, University of Sydney

Guests:

  • Associate Professor Susan Goodwin, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney
  • Associate Professor Gaby Ramia, Department of Government, University of Sydney

With additional post show chatter/ cynicism!

The Budget Wrap-up Show

In which the nerds revisit the 2016 federal budget, examining aspects of the budget that were overlooked in the initial reporting, linking the budget with longer-term policy making and trends, identify gaps and structural defects in this most political of policy documents.

Hosts Dr Stewart Jackson and Dr Amanda Elliot are joined by:

  • Dr David Bond, Lecturer in Accounting from the UTS, and
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill, Lecturer in Political Economy from the University of Sydney

2015 Federal Budget Review



The Nerds take apart the 2015 Commonwealth Budget, dollar by dollar, fudge by fudge.


Hosts:


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

Guests:


  • Dr Mark Rolfe – School of Social Sciences UNSW, Australia
  • Dr Damien Cahill, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
  • Dr Elisabeth Hill, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney