Can there be a different kind of politics?

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This event was held on 20 July 2022 by the University of Sydney and Sydney Policy Lab

How will the new government deliver on its promises? Journalist Nick Bryant hosts this conversation with Sally Sitou, Member for Reid and alum of UNSW’s Pathways to Politics program; Kylea Tink, Member for North Sydney; Constitutional reform expert Anne Twomey; and political theorist Tim Soutphommasane.

On being elected, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese promised to create a government that doesn’t “seek to divide” and one that will “change the way” politics operates in Australia; to lead with integrity. 

With a record 10 women in his cabinet, a promise to enshrine a First Nations Voice to parliament and a commitment towards mitigating the impacts of climate change, the new government have set themselves strong targets. 

Can there truly be a reset in how politics is run in this country? How can this new government “bring people together” beyond the rhetoric and slogans? What do they need to get right before their first year is up and how can the new voices in parliament set a course for change?

Hear from an expert panel including:

  • Sally Sitou, Member for Reid and alum of UNSW’s Pathways to Politics Program for Women
  • Professor Tim Soutphommasane, political theorist, Culture Strategy Director and Acting Director of Sydney Policy Lab
  • Kylea Tink, Member for North Sydney
  • Professor Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Constitutional Reform Unit at Sydney Law School
  • Nick Bryant, journalist and Senior Policy Fellow at Sydney Policy Lab
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