Democracy Sausage Podcast: Safety nets and (un)social media

22 July 2019

Episode Summary

This week on the Democracy Sausage podcast, we look at Australia’s welfare safety net, how to tackle hate speech on social media, and helping those affected by drought.

Episode Notes

As a society, what kind of controls do we want in place to tackle hate speech on social media? And what should we be doing to help lift people out of poverty? Those are among the questions tackled on this week’s Democracy Sausage podcast by guest host Andrew Hughes with panel members Craig Emerson, Maiy Azize, and Shirley Leitch. Listen here.

Andrew Hughes is a lecturer in marketing at the ANU’s Research School of Management, where he teaches marketing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Maiy Azize is an experienced campaigner, communicator, and manager. She is currently Director of Media and Communications at Anglicare Australia. Previously, she was responsible for the ACT Greens’ Federal Election Campaign and Territory Election Campaign.

Craig Emerson is an eminent economist with 35 years of experience in public policy, politics, and public service. Dr Emerson is now Managing Director of Craig Emerson Economics, Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT, an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University’s College of Business, and a Distinguished Fellow at ANU. He also writes a fortnightly column for The Australian Financial Review.

Shirley Leitch is a Professorial Fellow at the ANU’s Australian Studies Institute. She has written more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and held more than $5 million in national competitive grants. Shirley has undertaken senior advisory roles for government and industry and contributed to numerous government reviews.

Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. We’d love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group.

This podcast is produced in partnership with The Australian National University.

Filed under:

Updated:  22 July 2024/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team