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The Election Nerds

The Election Nerds is a regular podcast on Australian Politics recorded in the studios of radio 2Ser in Sydney, Australia. Established in 2013, the show is hosted by Doctors Amanda Elliot and Stewart Jackson, the Nerds discuss all things Australian and international politics with an array of political scientists and other experts from Australian universities. #auspol. www.electionnerds.info
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Now displaying: June, 2016
Jun 26, 2016

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.

Jun 19, 2016

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. 

Jun 12, 2016

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 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.

Jun 5, 2016

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.

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