Lessons from the 2022 Federal election for Australian citizens.

As well as resulting in a change in government the 2022 federal election had several unique features. The major parties had the lowest proportion of primary preferences in any election. Independents, many of whom campaigned on climate policy, political integrity and gender diversity won seats including in traditional liberal electorates. Many of the independents are female, with the highest proportion of women ever in the House of Representatives

The Newcastle Institute’s September event (13th September 6.00pm- 7.30 pm) will discuss the lessons from the 2022 Federal election for Australian citizens. Facilitated by Cheryl Kernot, former Leader of the Australian Democrats and Labor member for Dickson, a panel of experts will provide critical analysis of the ‘22 election and lessons for communities. The panel includes:

  • Professor Frank Bongiorno, Professor of History at ANU
  • Professor Chris Wallace from School of Politics Economics & Society, University of Canberra
  • Bill Browne, Director of the Democracy & Accountability Program from the Australia Institute

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2021 Program

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month from March to November, covering a range of topics.

Past Events

Dr Karl: Scientific reasons to be optimistic for 2021

WHEN: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

America at the Crossroads?

WHEN: Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

The value of the arts –now more than ever

WHEN: Wednesday 9th September 2020, 7pm – 8pm
WHERE: Online via Facebook and Zoom

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