'Australia Decides 2013' podcasts

La Trobe University will bring together some of its top political and policy academics to discuss the big issues in the 2013 Australian election.

Nick Barry, Matt Smith and Nick BisleyThe discussions will be conducted in front of a live studio audience every Thursday until the election, and released as podcasts.

Hosted by Matt Smith, Digital Content Producer with regular guest Professor Nick Bisley, Convenor of the Politics and International Relations Program at La Trobe University. A third guest will join them each week.

'Australia Decides 2013' will cover the big issues and developments in the Rudd vs Abbott election and with such a close race between the two and little time to spare, the campaign promises to be eventful.

Professor Bisley said that Election 2013 is likely to be fascinating.

‘A PM who presents himself as a fresh change, an Opposition led by someone the electorate clearly hasn’t warmed to and dominated by issues both sides find hard to master.

‘While the Coalition have the early lead, the electorate is very volatile and the outcome will be very hard to determine.’

The podcast will be available on iTunes U, the La Trobe podcast blog (http://podcast.blogs.latrobe.edu.au), and also on upstart.

An audience is welcome but seating is limited.

WEEK 1: Election Announced with Professor Nick Bisley (Politics) and Dr Nick Barry (Politics)

WEEK 2: Recording 12pm, 15th August in CTLC studios (Education level 1, across from HU-ED)
Guests Professor Nick Bisley (Politics) and Professor Judith Brett (Politics)

Media inquiries: Penny Underwood (03) 9818 8540.