Latest Democracy Sausage Episode: Hangovers and hard landings

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Tuesday 5 September 2023

Researchers Nicholas Biddle and Intifar Chowdhury join us to discuss the impact of the inflation crisis on Australians’ wellbeing and their attitudes to politics.

What impact is inflation and rising interest rates having on the financial and psychological wellbeing of Australians?

With over 30 per cent of people finding it difficult to get by on their current income, are voters likely to start pointing the finger at the current government for the state of the economy?

And will the tougher economic times affect people’s attitudes during the Voice referendum campaign?

On this episode of Democracy Sausage, Professor Nicholas Biddle and Dr Intifar Chowdhury join Professor Mark Kenny to discuss the economy, how its affecting political attitudes and the findings of the latest ANUpoll.

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Nicholas Biddle is an Associate Director and Professor at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.

Intifar Chowdhury is a political scientist and Associate Lecturer at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.

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 HeraldThe Age and The Canberra Times.

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