Latest Democracy Sausage Episode: Troubled waters

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Tuesday 5 December 2023

On this Democracy Sausage, Mark Kenny and Marija Taflaga discuss the trajectory of the Albanese government after a challenging year at the helm.

Why is immigration such a treacherous issue for Labor politically? 

Will there be any imminent relief from the economic headwinds that have been buffeting Australians – and their government? 

And can Anthony Albanese keep the ship on an even keel in 2024? 

Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga reflect on a turbulent year in federal politics on this episode of Democracy Sausage.

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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 HeraldThe Age and The Canberra Times.

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