Roundtable: what the experts think about the 2016 federal election

  • Glenn Kefford (Speaker)

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This year's federal election shapes as both the most important and the most complex of the last decade. Not only is this the first double dissolution election since 1987, we have a new Senate electoral system and the leaders of both major parties have never contested a federal election as the leader of their respective party. Recent polling numbers also suggest that the uncertainty felt by many voters is unlikely to end anytime soon as the election looks likely to be decided by a handful of seats with minority government a distinct possibility.

In this panel event held just days before the election, our expert panel of journalists and political scientists will unpack and dissect some of the key issues of the campaign, and will seek to get beyond the spin to explain what is really going on in Australian federal politics.

Our Panel will be chaired by Professor Richard Eccleston, Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change.


Leon Compton, 936 ABC Hobart
Matthew Denholm, The Australian
Matt Smith, The Mercury
Ellen Coulter, ABC News Tasmania
Dr Glenn Kefford, University of Tasmania
Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory, University of Tasmania
Period29 Jun 2016
Event titleInFocus Seminar Series: Federal Election Roundtable
Event typeSeminar
LocationHobart, Australia, TasmaniaShow on map