Roundtable: The 2016 Federal Election

Stream: Panel 45 - Australian Politics / Media & Politics: Roundtable: The 2016 Federal Election 
Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Time: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm


Participants in this roundtable will reflect upon the context, actors and main themes that shaped the 2016 federal election. It is designed to coincide with the production and publication of the traditional edited post-election book, which has been produced each election since the 1960s. Over fifty years, this project has reported on a variety of key themes related to the electoral context, actors, policy issues, outcomes, and the implications of the election. Collectively, the books have explored the changing way elections are conducted, centripetal and centrifugal tendencies in political parties, emerging and enduring policy debates, changes to the strategic landscape and tactical responses of political actors. Roundtable participants will be drawn from the group contributing to this volume, and each participant will reflect on the election based on the research they have undertaken for the book. Participants will be confirmed after the election has taken place.


Anika Gauja (Presenter), University of Sydney