Leading the Way or Looking the Other Way?

Speakers

Mr Adam Bandt MP, Dr Margaret Simons, Mr Tim Wilson, Dr Narelle Miragliotta, Dr Scott Brenton.

Moderator

Professor Helen Sullivan.

Description

This Interactive Panel Discussion, held in 2011, explores Minority Government, Public Policy and Vulnerable Groups in the wake of the 2010 Federal Election:

'Without a parliamentary majority following the 2010 federal election, the policies pursued by Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard reflect an eclectic ideological mix. The Prime Minister must balance her policy priorities with the interests of crossbench parliamentarians upon which she depends, and an eye to Labor's performance in marginal seats. Is the PM more focused on her own political vulnerability than the concerns of society's vulnerability?'