Paul Pickering joins us to break down what can be learnt from the leadership merry-go-round of the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison years.

What do the insider accounts from the Coalition governments of 2013 to 2022, captured in the ABC series Nemesis, reveal about the realities of federal politics? 

How can ambitious policy be delivered amidst the soap opera of leadership changes and infighting? 

And why are women so often on the periphery of political power in Australia rather than the inner circle? 

On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Emeritus Professor Paul Pickering, Dr Marija Taflaga and Professor Mark Kenny discuss the lessons of the nine-year Coalition government.

Paul Pickering is an Emeritus Professor and Director of the ANU Australian Studies Institute.

Marija Taflaga is the Director of the ANU Centre for the Study of Australian Politics and a Lecturer at the ANU School of Politics and International Relations. 

Mark Kenny is a Professor at the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the University after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Canberra Times
Democracy Sausage with Mark Kenny is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Top image: Former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sits on the backbench. Photo: Tracey Nearmy/ANU

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