Barrie Cassidy The Insiders'
Is the new paradigm working?
When the 2010 Federal election deadheated, some suggested the ‘new political paradigm’ was a unique opportunity for the reform of Parliament and public policy development.
But others saw the tied outcome as a formula for inaction. After watching the new minority Government for 10 months, with the Prime Minister and Opposition often going head-to-head in impassioned debate, what’s the view of Insiders?
Is the Gillard Government ineffectual, stalemated in its attempts to satisfy too many interests?
Are there signs of more inclusive policies and broader debate in the hung Parliament?
Can the Government re-establish the electorate’s trust?
Will the Coalition’s trenchant opposition ultimately convert the independents?
Discussion will be led by Barrie Cassidy, host of ABC TV’s Insiders and author of The Party Thieves.
Panellists will be George Megalogenis, journalist, author (two books, with a third on the way) and the Quarterly Essay, Trivial Pursuit, on the 2010 election; Dennis Atkins, journalist and former adviser to the Labor Party; and Lenore Taylor, political journalist, and co-author of Shitstorm, the revealing inside story of the Rudd Government’s first term in office.
Monday June 20
$35 allocated seating
The J Theatre
Duration 1.5 hours
Quest, Journal, Weekender
Lexus Of Maroochydore
The 'J', Noosa Junction
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