Australia Decides 2013: Episode Three

22 August 2013

Written by: Erdem Koc

We’re at the half way mark! It is August 22nd, week three of the campaign. The election will be held on September 7th, 16 days from now. This the third episode of our election podcast, recorded a matter of hours ago in front of a live studio audience. Matt Smith hosts a podcast with guests Professor Nick Bisley from La Trobe University and Daniel Flitton, journalist from The Age.

Issues covered in the podcast are:

– Will Paid Parental Leave be effective as a policy or campaign winner?
– Did anyone come out on top with the second debate?
– How is asylum seeker policy being handled, and what’s been the reaction on the ground in Nauru?
– Will Labor’s asylum seeker policy sway marginal seats?

Listen to the podcast here.

You can follow Nick Bisley Daniel Flitton and Matt Smith on Twitter. Many thanks to Suzi Macbeth for announcing duties, and some behind the scenes production from CTLC’s man behind the curtain Simon Knight.

The next Australia Decides podcast will be recorded on 22nd August in the CTLC studios (Education 2, Level 1) at 11am. All are welcome! Joining Matt Smith and Nick Bisley will be Nicholas Reece from The Centre for Public Policy at The University of Melbourne, and a former advisor to Prime Minister Julia Gillard. You can subscribe to this podcast series here on iTunes U.