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Jan 18, 2021
Summer special: The End of Certainty with Katharine Murphy
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In our summer special series, we bring you some of our favourite guests from the Australia Institute’s webinar series in 2020. In this episode, Ben Oquist talks to The Guardian’s chief political correspondent Katharine Murphy about her Quarterly Essay: The End of Uncertainty and what the pandemic revealed about Australia, and about Scott Morrison and his government.
The full webinar is available on the Australia Institute’s YouTube channel here, this was recorded live on Sep 23, 2020.
Host: Ebony Bennett // @ebony_bennett
Guests:
Katharine Murphy, political editor, The Guardian // @murpharoo
Ben Oquist, executive director, The Australia Institute // @benoquist
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Theme music is by Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum
Politics with Michelle Grattan
Politics with Michelle Grattan
The Conversation
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Former MP Kate Ellis on the culture in parliament house
Mick Tsikas/AAP The revelation of the alleged rape of former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins and subsequent allegations of sexual misconduct have sparked multiple inquiries into the culture of parliament house. It’s a subject on which Kate Ellis is an expert. Ellis was a Labor MP from 2004 to 2019, and held various ministries in the Labor government. She was then – and still is – the youngest person to become a federal minister. Ellis retired to spend more time with her young family. Her coming book, Sex, Lies and Question Time, published in April, discusses the history of women in parliament, their triumphs, but also the adversities faced by female parliamentarians and staff. It draws on contemporary accounts. Ellis describes her time as a parliamentarian as “the best job in the world” but says “if you’re a woman in our federal parliament, you are treated differently than if you are a man.” She chose to “overstep the line” as an employer, when she was a minister, to warn staff of the hazards of the life and culture around parliament. “There are several occasions where I would sit my staff member down and actually play more of a maternal role…kind of talking about the culture, making sure that they were okay and making sure that they knew that they could come to me. "Now, that’s not the traditional role of an employer. Normally what people do outside of their strict work hours is up to them. But just having seen enough of the Canberra culture, I felt that it was my responsibility to play that role. And it’s something that I did on a number of occasions.” Additional audio A List of Ways to Die, Lee Rosevere, from Free Music Archive. Michelle Grattan does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.
28 min
Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny
Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny
Policy Forum
Scarcity with Liz Allen
On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Liz Allen joins us to discuss social security, living with scarcity, and whether Australia needs a reset in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What impact does the ‘othering’ of people experiencing disadvantage have on Australia’s most vulnerable citizens? Why does Australians’ postcode have such an impact on their health outcomes? And what demographic changes is the COVID-19 pandemic bringing about around the world? On this week’s Democracy Sausage Extra, Dr Liz Allen (Dr Demography herself!) joins us to take a very personal look at living with scarcity, plus the future of Australian society. Liz Allen is a demographer and social researcher with quantitative and qualitative expertise at The Australian National University, and author of The Future of Us: Demography gets a makeover. Mark Kenny is a Professor at 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. 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 podcast@policyforum.net. You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group. This podcast is produced in partnership with The Australian National University.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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