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Mark Kenny takes a weekly look at the 2019 Australian election campaign with expert analysis and discussion from researchers at The Australian National University.

Mark Kenny takes a weekly look at the 2019 Australian election campaign with expert analysis and discussion from researchers at The Australian National University.
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Australia

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Mark Kenny takes a weekly look at the 2019 Australian election campaign with expert analysis and discussion from researchers at The Australian National University.

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English

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Episodes

Stimulus, surplus, and freedom of speech

6/24/2019
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This week we take a look at whether the search for a surplus makes sense in a struggling economy in need of support, and wonder what it might take for Australia’s politicians to start talking instead about a stimulus package.

Duration:00:39:18

Trust issues and the Trump bump

6/17/2019
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This week we tackle declining trust in the media, find out WhatsApp with India’s elections, and wonder how many AFP raids it would take to get Australians out on the streets, Hong Kong-style.

Duration:00:46:15

It’s not me, it’s you

6/11/2019
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How do we do democracy in a time when voters’ relationships with political parties are increasingly strained? And could a citizens’ assembly fix Brexit better than Boris?

Duration:00:42:56

Balance, benches, and boat turn-backs

6/3/2019
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The government and opposition have both announced their Cabinet line-ups, but who will prevail in the individual match-ups of ‘the last profession of amateurs’?

Duration:00:50:04

Shy Tories, telling stories, and polling purgatory

5/28/2019
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With a record number of women in cabinet positions, Australian politics might not necessarily be a ‘league of gentlemen’, but will the government’s new front bench be a champions' league or will it fail to score with voters?

Duration:00:55:26

How did the polls get it so wrong?

5/20/2019
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The votes have been cast and we have a winner, but why didn’t the polls see it coming? This week Mark and the panel pick over a Queensland backlash, the presidentialisation of politics, and whether Labor misjudged the mood of the electorate.

Duration:00:43:22

Voter fatigue and the fight to the finish line

5/13/2019
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This week Mark and Marija chat to Stephanie Peatling, Patrick Dumont, and Bob McMullan about a campaign week featuring the Liberal launch and the race to the finish line.

Duration:00:40:16

Disendorsement, diversity, and distrust

5/6/2019
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This week on the Democracy Sausage podcast, Mark Kenny chats to Marija Taflaga, Jill Sheppard, Kim Rubenstein, and Quentin Grafton about a campaign week dominated by candidate problems and the theatre of the Labor launch.

Duration:00:39:34

Palmer, polls, and postal votes

4/29/2019
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This week on the Democracy Sausage podcast, Mark Kenny chats to Marija Taflaga, Ian McAllister, Liz Hanna, and Sky News’ Kieran Gilbert about a campaign week dominated by dental care, polls, and postal votes.

Duration:00:39:41

Negatives, risks, and pork-barrelling

4/23/2019
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This week on the Democracy Sausage podcast, Mark Kenny chats to John Hewson, Katrine Beauregard, Jill Sheppard, and Paul Pickering about a campaign week dominated by water, the economy, religion, and relentless spending commitments.

Duration:02:20:40

Democracy Sausage extra: Dirty tricks

4/18/2019
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What will this election look like? What tactics might the major parties use against each other? In this Democracy Sausage podcast extra, Mark Kenny chats with Andrew Hughes about what's to come.

Duration:00:25:28

Tax, inequality, and social media campaigning

4/16/2019
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In this special series from Policy Forum and The Australian National University, Mark Kenny leads a weekly discussion on the issues, policies, and politics of Australia’s election campaign. In the first episode, Mark and guests Shirley Leitch, Andrew Hughes, and Bob McMullan take a look at an opening week dominated by tax, personality politics, and social media campaigning.

Duration:02:04:21