Elise Stephenson from the ANU Global Institute for Women’s Leadership joins us to ask who gets to represent Australia on the world stage?

Sam Mostyn’s appointment as Governor-General has caused backlash in some quarters of the media, which raises the question, who gets to be the face Australia presents to the world? 

As we break down barriers in representation, how do inequalities evolve in institutions, online environments and even space? 

And how does backlash against political actors impact the quality of our policy, democracy and discourse?  

On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Dr Elise Stephenson joins Professor Mark Kenny to discuss her new book The Face of the Nation and remaining gender inequalities in our institutions. 

Elise Stephenson is the Deputy Director of the ANU Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and a Fellow at the ANU National Security College. 

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. 

Top image: Former foreign ministers the Hon Julie Bishop, the Hon Penny Wong and Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC KC in audience at the Australian National University. Photo: Jamie Kidston/ANU

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