Full-time politician, part-time TikToker: how Mark Parton is connecting with Canberra

When the world went into lockdown due to COVID-19, Mark Parton took it upon himself to find other ways to relay his messages and policies as the ACT election neared in 2020. Being a “doorknocker from hell”, Mark ventured into other communication channels including Instagram and TikTok to connect with those who support him but also people who are unaware of who he is and what he stands for.Continue readingFull-time politician, part-time TikToker: how Mark Parton is connecting with Canberra

Declining trust in government, and what our political representatives can do about it

Australia went to the polls on May 21 to vote in a Federal Election. According to the Australian Electoral Commission, 96.8% of eligible Australians were enrolled to vote, and on April 18, the deadline day for enrolments, 214,000 Australians enrolled marking a single-day record. But while participation in democracy is flourishing, trust in government is at an all-time low. In 2019, the Australian Election Study reported that just 25% of participants thought that people in government could be trusted compared with 43% in 2004.Continue readingDeclining trust in government, and what our political representatives can do about it

The podcast hosts helping Aussies who feel “Left, Right, Out” this election

Pour a glass of wine, relax and press play on ‘Left, Right, Out’: a new podcast on Spotify answering questions from the public and covering key election topics for young Aussies.Continue readingThe podcast hosts helping Aussies who feel “Left, Right, Out” this election

Exploring rage: An afternoon unpacking ‘On Reckoning’ with Amy Remeikis

Inside the four walls of Muse cafe, on a shadowy Sunday afternoon, we gathered – to explore rage, the weight of it, and how we navigate it, as articulated in Amy Remeikis’essay offering ‘On Reckoning’. The Owl’s Lara Stimpson tells us what it was like to be in the room.Continue readingExploring rage: An afternoon unpacking ‘On Reckoning’ with Amy Remeikis

Women in politics and holding the government accountable: a Q&A with Senator Katy Gallagher

Labor’s Katy Gallagher started her political career in 2001 as a Member of the ACT Legislative Assembly. And now, she is running for her third full term as a Senator in Federal Parliament. Coming into the election, she is currently the Shadow Minister for Finance and the Public Service, but has hopes to strip the ‘shadow’ titles.Continue readingWomen in politics and holding the government accountable: a Q&A with Senator Katy Gallagher

Listening to First Nations Voices – episode 5

This episode features Dr Paul Collis and Dr Wayne Applebee talking about their connection to country, family history, bloodlines, laws, politics and social culture. As well the future of Indigenous Nations and the environment.Continue readingListening to First Nations Voices – episode 5