Tag Archives: election

Red Scare show

In which the Nerds consider the recent media coverage of Chinese influence on Australian politics, and the outcome of the 2017 – completely unnecessary – UK national election.

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:

  • Associate Professor James Reilly, Department of Government and IR, Sydney ‎
  • Dr Diarmuid Maguire, Department of Government and IR, Sydney

With bonus post-show chatter that will turn you into an instant DUP expert!


Don’t Mention His Name Show

In which the Nerds tap the expertise of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney to unpack the fallout and implications of the 2016 US Presidential and down ballot votes.

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Including podcast extras!

“That’s a fine mess you got us in” post-election show

In which the nerds dissect the outcome of the 2016 federal election, looking at the campaign, the state of the count, and the future of the government and management of the parliament.

Hosts:

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

Guests:

With bonus post show chatter


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 4

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

    • Professor Rodney Smith, University of Sydney
    • Professor Ariadne Vromen, University of Sydney

    The Nerds discuss the federal nature of the debate, drivers behind localism and if the 2016 campaign is more local than previous years.  They also consider issues of political use of public funding, youth participation and policy issues concerning young people.

    In the podcast extra, the Nerds consider and reject concerns about political violence in Australia, and discuss the issue of economic participation of younger people.

    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.

    2016 Weekly Wrap-Up Show number 2

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

    • Professor Anne Twomey, University of Sydney Law School
    • Dr Lloyd Cox, Macquarie University

    The nerds discuss election themes, concerns about violations of the electoral act, challenges to the Senate voting system reforms, and the means by which half-term Senators will be selected following the poll.

    The post-show podcast extra content spends time talking about the comparative absence of minor parties, their wins and challenges in the campaign.

    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

    Reproductive Rights Show

    The Nerds’s first show of the election season beings with Sophie Mirabella clearing the decks with her claim that $10 million wasn’t spent in her former electorate, but then digs deep into:

    • The status of reproductive rights in Australia with Dr Helen Pringle from the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Australia,
    • US-Australian relations, and new research about the relationship between politics and the emotions with Dr Lloyd Cox, and
    • Federalism debates with Professor Anne Twomey of the University of Sydney’s Law School