Ben is joined by Glenn Kefford and Chris Salisbury from the University of Queensland to discuss the Queensland state by-elections and the City of Brisbane election, as well as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these elections.
We recorded this episode remotely from each person's home so there is a few audio problems on one of the guests' tracks, but it shouldn't seriously affect the listening experience.
Ben is joined again by Alexis Pink from 4ZZZ to discuss elections for the councils surrounding the City of Brisbane: Gold Coast, Ipswich, Moreton Bay, Logan and Sunshine Coast.
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Ben is joined by the ANU's Jill Sheppard to discuss the Australian Election Study: the process and some of the findings.
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This episode is all about the March 2020 election for Brisbane City Council, the most populous council in Australia. Ben is joined by Alexis Pink from 4ZZZ's Pineapple Rebellion to discuss the context and some of the key wards.
Ben is joined by Peter Brent and Stewart Jackson to discuss whether it's ever possible for a single-member voting system to be "fair" in the context of the final defeat of the South Australian fairness clause, and the relative value of survey, polling and raw voting data in assessing the results of an election.
I'm joined by William Bowe from Poll Bludger to run through all of the electoral redistributions which have been conducted while we've all been thinking about other things this year: specifically Western Australia, the ACT, the Northern Territory, Brisbane City Council and the likely change in federal seat numbers in 2020.
- Ben's analysis of the draft WA boundaries
- William's margin estimates for the draft WA boundaries
- Ben's margin estimates for the final ACT boundaries
- Ben's analysis of the final NT boundaries
- Estimates of margins for final BCC boundaries
- Post about the change in seat entitlements for each state in House of Representatives
This week I'm joined by Kevin Bonham to discuss the failure of Australian polls at the 2019 federal election and the limited improvements in transparency by Australian pollsters since that election.
- Kevin's website
- Discussion on polling with Katharine Murphy and Peter Lewis on Guardian politics podcast in July