In a world of fake news and populist politics, elections can seem like theatre. With growing rates of informal votes and a perceived narrowing of differences between the major parties, do Australian elections really matter?
Drawing on themes from the new bookElections Matter (Monash University Press, 2018), this symposium invites participants to consider trends in voting behaviour, how elections have changed (and stayed the same) since Federation, and the future direction of Australian democracy. Along with expert panellists, the keynote address will be delivered by ABC Election Analyst, Antony Green AO.
With a new federal election less than six months away, now is the perfect time to discuss why elections matter and how they shape the nation.
This is a free event but registration is required.
Prof Rae Frances, Dean ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Welcome
Acknowledgement of Country
Antony Green AO
Lunch: SRWB 3rd floor foyer
Panel 1: Where are Elections Going?
Chris Wallace, Ian McAllister, Shaun Crowe
Panel 2: Women and Elections - Are things getting better or worse?