After millions of people took to the streets as part of the climate strike protests, this week’s Democracy Sausage podcast takes a look at why so many young people don’t feel like the world is getting the climate leadership it needs. Mark Kenny and his guests – Mark Evans, Anneka Ferguson, and Brendan McCaffrie also discuss big business speaking out on social issues, whether Australia can transform its economy, and Pauline Hanson’s family law inquiry.
Mark Kenny is a Senior Fellow 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 Herald, The Age, and The Canberra Times.
Mark Evans is Director of Democracy 2025 at the Museum of Australian Democracy and Professor of Governance at University of Canberra’s Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. Mark’s research focuses on the study and practice of governance and policy analysis.
Anneka Ferguson is a Senior Lecturer at The Australian National University College of Law and a Tuckwell Fellow. Her research interests include the use of technology to enhance legal education and legal ethics in practice.
Brendan McCaffrie is Research Fellow and Education Program Convener at the University of Canberra's Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis. His work examines political rhetoric, leadership, and participation.
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