Democracy Sausage podcast: Canada, Corbyn, and climate activism crackdowns

04 November 2019

Episode summary

This week on the Democracy Sausage podcast we take a look at the Canadian election, find out whether Australia’s Labor party could ever have their own Jeremy Corbyn, and discuss Scott Morrison’s clampdown on protesters.

Episode notes

On this episode of Democracy Sausage Marija Taflaga talks to Feodor Snagovsky and Maiy Azize about Canadian politics and why Justin Trudeau has a “problem with costumes”. The panel also discuss how the left has allowed itself to be positioned as a movement of elites, the chances for a wealth tax in Australia, and whether Extinction Rebellion’s disruptive tactics are achieving their aims.

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.

Feodor Snagovsky is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations at The Australian National University. He studies the relationship between representation and political attitudes and is part of the project team for the Australian Election Study, a long-term study of the political attitudes and behaviour of the Australian electorate.

Marija Taflaga is a lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations. Her major research is on political parties and particularly the Liberal Party of Australia. She has previously worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery as a researcher at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

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