Tag Archives: policy

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!

Happy Holidays! Multiculturalism Show

In which the Nerds take seriously the PMs claim that Australia is the “most successful multicultural society on earth” and discuss multiculturalism, its origins, politics and policy with a diverse (get it) group of guests.  The Nerds also talk about a new book on animal welfare policy in Australia

Hosts:

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

Guests:

  • Doctor Sev Ozdowski, Director, Equity and Diversity, Western Sydney; Chair of Australian Multicultural Council.
  • Associate Professor Christine Inglis, Honorary Associate Professor, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney
  • Dr Leticia Anderson, National Centre for Cultural Competence, University of Sydney
  • Dr Peter John Chen, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

With show extras! Including a book give away. Ho ho ho.


Environmental Big Picture Show

In which the Nerds talk to environmental experts about the current state of the “big picture” aspects of environmental policy: climate change. They consider how far we’ve come in recent international negotiation rounds, what we can really expect from these agreements, and issues of democratic participation and justice in the debates.  In the second half of the show, Dr Anna Boucher joins the panel to talk about her new book on migration policy and gender.

Please note: due to a technical problem, this is a low-quality recording.

Hosts

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

Guests

  • Professor David Schlosberg, Government and IR, Sydney
  • Dr Ian McGregor, Management, UTS
  • Dr Anna Boucher, author of Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent (Manchester University Press, 2016), Department of Government, University of Sydney

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!

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 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

    2016 Federal Election Weekly Wrap-up, episode 1

    In which the Nerds, in an act of extreme political science insight, have organised their first election wrap up show for the very day the 2016 federal election is officially announced. With guests:

    … hosts Dr Amanda Elliot and Dr Stewart Jackson discuss the narratives shaping up the election contest, and key seats to watch given the shape of recent polling.

    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