Wednesday 24 July 2019 5.30 for 6pm, Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle Forrest
Australian Financial Review Journalist Andrew Clark suggests many people have a deeply felt need to talk about the 2019 election result because it was such a shock and saw many apparently voting against their own interests. The Saturday Paper editorial of May 25-31 says the election results are about a cultural change in our society towards the American way, tossing aside the more traditional egalitarian Australian social ethos. The last time a fully developed, wide ranging policy package as the ALP took to this election was when John Hewson was defeated by Paul Keating.
These and other views will be explored at this post-election forum in an attempt to delve below the flotsam and jetsam of everyday analyses of the 2019 election results. Should we beware of a deeper cultural current operating and manifest in our election process which will forever change Australia in significant ways?
To help us explore these matters we have two guest speakers:
Lyndal Curtis – Award winning journalist with nearly three decades’ experience reporting on federal politics and national affairs. Presently Lyndal is a freelance consultant but in the past has been Canberra Bureau Chief – Sky News, Political Editor – ABC News 24,and Chief Political Correspondent – ABC Radio Current Affairs.
Dr Jill Sheppard – political scientist at the ANU with an interest in Australian government and politics, and comparative government and politics.
Jill is Lecturer, School of Politics and International Relations, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. Her research interests include political behaviour (voting, non-electoral participation and attitudes), Australian and comparative politics, internet politics and e-participation, survey and quantitative methodology.
MCH members, concession (Government Support) and full-time students $10. Non-members $15.