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Democracy Sausage: Australia’s crunch point

26 April 2022

With political and economic storm clouds brewing across the globe, Mark Kenny, Marija Taflaga, and University of New South Wales economist Richard Holden discuss what these challenges mean for Australia and the federal election campaign.

How concerned should Australians be about the state of the global economy? What might these economic storm clouds mean for Australian politics? And how do the economic policy proposals put forward in the federal election campaign stack up? Professor Richard Holden from the University of New South Wales and regular podleague Dr Marija Taflaga join Professor Mark Kenny to discuss the rise of populism and the Australian economy on this episode of Democracy Sausage. Listen now.

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Director of the Economics of Education Knowledge Hub UNSW Business School, and President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Marija Taflaga is the Director of ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

Mark Kenny is a Professor in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age, and The Canberra Times.

Join us at The Australian National University on Wednesday 4 May for our Policy Forum Pod x Democracy Sausage election live show. Recording starts at 5.45pm, refreshments will be provided, and tickets are free. Register now.

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

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