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Unlock the complexities of Australian politics with 'Politics Done Differently' – the ultimate guide to understanding and engaging in democracy Down Under! From insightful analysis to thought-provoking discussions, we make politics accessible to all, challenging norms and amplifying diverse voices along the way. Join your host, Caterina Sullivan, as she seeks out expert insight from politicians around the country about the ever-evolving landscape of Australian politics. Tune in now!
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In this episode, we talk to James Newbury, Member for Brighton in the Victorian Legislative Assembly. James is also the Manager of Opposition Business, he Shadow Minister for Planning, the Shadow Minister for the Environment and Climate Change and the Shadow Minister for Equality. During this episode, we discuss a number of topics, including James'…
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Welcome to a groundbreaking journey through the dynamic landscape of Australian politics as we proudly unveil Season 2 of "Politics Done Differently"! Embark on an immersive adventure where political intrigue meets accessibility, and together, we redefine the discourse surrounding Australia's democracy.In our latest season, we're poised to delve ev…
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Warning: this episode contains mature content and topics that may be distressing for some viewers.In this episode, we talk to Elizabeth Lee MLA, Member for Kurrajong in the ACT and Leader of the Opposition, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- Reflections on a bittersweet rise to Leader of the Opp…
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In this episode, we talk to Senator Gerard Rennick, Senator for Queensland, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- How to juggle family life and political life- A vision for the future of Australian Parliament- The issues around privatisation of essential services- Pros and cons of making healthcare…
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In this episode, we talk to Brian Mitchell, Member for Lyons in Tasmania, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- What an early pre-selection means- The biggest issues for citizens of Lyons- What happens behind the scenes between parties working together- Why the media sells the debates as opposed to…
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In this episode, we talk to Senator Scott Ryan, Senator for Victoria and President of the Senate about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- How the President of the Senate gets elected- The President’s relationship with public committees- The differences and similarities between the President of the Sen…
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In this episode, we talk to Senator Nita Green, Senator for Queensland, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- Adjusting to life in Canberra- How to represent the views of regional Queenslanders in Australian Parliament- Issues around insurance in regional Queensland- The need to take action on clim…
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In this episode, we talk to Senator Catryna Bilyk, Senator for Tasmania, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The important work of committees, especially in the healthcare sector, and how committees can give a place for Australians to tell their personal stories to Parliament- How to engage more …
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Joanne Ryan MP, Member for Lalor in Victoria and Opposition Whip about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The function of parliamentary whips- How grassroots campaigning can lead to a political career- The importance of politicians connecting with young political activis…
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In this episode, we talk to Dr Fiona Martin MP, Member for Reid in New South Wales about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The mental health impact of 2020, especially around the bushfires- The biggest issues facing the people in Reid- How youth advocacy can set you up to become engaged in politics- …
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Matt Keogh MP, Member for Burt in Western Australia and Shadow Minister for Defence Industry; Shadow Minister for Western Australian Resources, and Shadow Minister Assisting for Small and Family Business, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The Western Australian re…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Tony Pasin MP, Member for Barker in South Australia, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The impact of primary and high school trips to Parliament House- The loneliness of Parliament House- The symbolism of areas of Parliament House - How engaged school children are…
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In this episode, we talk to Senator Katy Gallagher, Senator for the ACT, Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Minister for the Public Service and Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- How unexpected tragedies can change the course of one’s life and how p…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Peta Murphy MP, Member for Dunkley, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The history of Louisa Dunkley- The inspiration to start a career in politics- The importance of experience in areas of policy as a policy writer- How making a joke in the public sphere can somew…
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In this episode, we talk to Minister Gordon Ramsay MLA, ACT Member for Ginninderra and Attorney-General; Minister for the Arts, Creative Industries and Cultural Events; Minister for Building Quality Improvement; Minister for Business and Regulatory Services; Minister for Seniors and Veterans, about engaging the Australian voters in the political di…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Llew O’Brien MP, Federal Member for Wide Bay and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- What kind of person can become a politician- The nature of a political career and a career of service to the community- What it means…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Graham Perrett MP, Federal Member for Moreton and Shadow Assistant Minister for Education and Training, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The history of the electorate of Moreton- The development of policy since 2007 in Australia- The reason for such political ins…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Anika Wells MP, Federal Member for Lilley, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- How to represent a marginal seat- Constituents’ desire to see a problem fixed - whether it’s a federal, state or local issue- The concern of climate change- The need for better millennial…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP, Federal Member for Mayo, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- What inspires people to run for politics- What a successful campaign looks like- The need for political transparency, especially in transparency around political donations- What it mean…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Josh Burns MP, Federal Member for Macnamara, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The feeling on election night in May 2019- What it means to be in opposition- Interactions with constituents- Being a young politician- The need for financial security- Concerns for env…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Julie Owens MP, Federal Member for Parramatta, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- Life before politics- The division bells system in Parliament House- The toll Parliamentary work can take on politicians’ lives- What it means to join a political party- The benefits …
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*Warning* This episode contains mature and potentially emotionally disturbing topics for some listeners.In this episode, we talk to Ms Caroline Le Couteur MLA, ACT Member for Murrumbidgee, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The role of the Greens in the ACT Government- How ACT Legislative Assemb…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Bob Katter MP, Federal Member for Kennedy, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The establishment of the Katter Australia Party- What made Queensland a leading Australian state in the 80s and 90s- The issues with how we are treating First Nations People in Australia-…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Jason Falinski, MP, Federal Member for Mackellar, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The power of words throughout history- The housing crisis- What is economics and why is it important- The decline in understanding of economics among young people- Citizens’ concer…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP, Federal Member for Solomon and Deputy Chair of the Australian Labor Party Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Caucus Committee, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The importance of promoting the Northern Territory in Federal Parliament- The …
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In this episode, we talk to Dr Mike Freelander MP, Federal Member for Macarthur and Government Whip, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- How a ‘boomer’ politician can understand the needs of young voters - What life was like for young Australians in the 1970s- The biggest struggles for young Aust…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Tara Cheyne MLA, Territory Member for Ginninderra and Government Whip, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- What makes Canberra a great place to live- Why Canberra gets a bad rep- The nature of the work of the public service - The perception of state / territory poli…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Suzanne Orr MLA, Territory Member for Yerrabi and Minister for Community Services and Facilities; Minister for Disability; Minister for employment and Workplace Safety, and Minister for Government Services and Procurement, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- Transit…
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*Warning* This episode contains mature and potentially emotionally disturbing topics for some listeners. In this episode, we talk to Mrs Vicki Dunne MLA, Territory Member for Ginninderra and Shadow Minister for Health, and Shadow Minister for Arts, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The Modern S…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Andrew Wall MLA, Territory Member for Brindabella and Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Training; Shadow Minister for Tourism; and Shadow Minister for Business and Employment, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The role of a government or opposition whip in …
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In this episode, we talk to Mayor Bob Kirk from the Goulburn Mulwaree Council about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The establishment of rail trails in country NSW- The relationship between stated and local government- Why we must take the water crisis seriously and how we can better plan for the n…
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In this episode, we talk to Ms Meryl Swanson MP about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The work of the Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources- What is important to Australian voters- The difficulty we face with “fake news” in an election year- The benefit of following politicians on social med…
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In this episode, we talk to Mayor Rhys Williams from the City of Mandurah about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The importance of local government in creating an engaged community- What it means to be a young person in politics- How to find your passion- The importance of having and / or being a me…
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In this episode, we talk to His Worship Mayor Jock Barker from the Town of Claremont about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The role of the mayor and the local council- How the Local Government Standards Panel operates- The role of the CEO of a local council- What it means to be a good leader- The i…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr John Carey MLA BA (Hons), State Member for Perth and Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations, and; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport; Planning, about engaging the Australian voters in the political dis…
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In this episode, we talk to Dr Brad Pettitt, Mayor of the City of Fremantle, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- Community involvement with local government- Affordable housing- The issue with party politics - Economic, social and environmental sustainability- The threat of climate change- The de…
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In this episode, we talk to Senator Claire Moore, Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- The United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development (also known as the Sustainable Development Goals or the SDGs)- Young people’s engage…
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In this episode, we talk to Mr Peter Khalil MP about engaging the Australian voters in the political discourse.Topics covered include:- Political empowerment of young people- Social media- The role of a politician- What it means to be Australian- Australia’s role in international politics- The art of compromise- Renewable energy and climate change-…
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