One week into the 2019 election campaign, are the policies announced by Australia’s major parties resonating with voters?

On this first episode of our new podcast series, Democracy Sausage, host Mark Kenny takes a look at the policies and politics of the first week of campaigning – from tackling cancer to tax cuts and all points in-between.

Mark and the panel – Bob McMullan, Shirley Leitch and Andrew Hughes – also discuss how the parties are using social media to target voters, and whether Australians respond well to tax cuts or care more about inequality.

Andrew Hughes is a lecturer in marketing in the ANU Research School of Management, where he teaches marketing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Shirley Leitch is a Professorial Fellow at the ANU Australian Studies Institute.

Bob McMullan is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy, following a long and distinguished career in the Australian parliament, during which time he held a number of ministerial and shadow ministerial positions.

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. We’d love to hear your feedback on this series, so send in your questions, comments or suggestions for future episodes to democracysausage@anu.edu.au.

This podcast is produced by The Australian National University.

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