Webinars and long podcasts


Productivity Commission

Friday 12 November, 1430 AEDT “Australia’s prison dilemma” with Stephen King (PC), Helen Coventry (Jesuit Social Services), Don Weatherburn (National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre) and Nicholas Cowdery (Sydney Institute of Criminology and former Director of Public Prosecutions for NSW). See the registration page for details.

(See the article on imprisonment)

Balmain Institute

Thursday 11 November, 1900 AEDT “Playing to win – how politics became a trivial game” with Sean Kelly, former adviser to Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd. Register on the Institute’s website.

Australia Institute webinars

Tuesday 9 November, 1100 AEDT: Katharine Murphy, Peter Lewis, and Ebony Bennett, “Poll position” – a discussion of polling trends and methods. (This webinar is held every two weeks as issues unfold.)

The Australia Institute webinars are free, but registration is essential. See the Institute’s webinars webpage.

UTS Uncomfortable Conversations with Josh Szeps

See their website for the latest weekly podcasts

Joseph Walker’s Jolly Swagman podcasts

Interviews with people from the worlds of business, economics, politics and foreign affairs. Check on the website.

<Democracy Sausage

A fortnightly look at politics and current affairs, hosted by Mark Kenny “with expert analysis and discussion from researchers at the Australian National University and beyond”.  See the website.

The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove

“An Australian podcast about politics, sex and religion”, livestreamed every Tuesday at 1930 Queensland time, and available on their website.

Australia’s Heartland

Tony Abbott has a blog Australia’s Heartland (a strange appeal to nationalism whose loyalty is to a foreign monarch) where you can be informed on climate change, vaccination, the evil influence of woke culture in our schools, and the threats to our society from the left.