The explosion of political appointments to the AAT

featuring Ebony Bennett, Ben Oquist and Bill Browne

New research from the Australia Institute shows that the number of political appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has skyrocketed. In this episode Ebony unpacks the largest and most comprehensive domestic study of the practice of cronyism in relation to appointments to a government agency ever conducted, with Ben Oquist and Bill Browne.

This was recorded on Tuesday 17th May 2022 and things may have changed since recording.

The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guests:
Ben Oquist, Executive Director, the Australia Institute // @BenOquist
Bill Browne, Senior Researcher, Democracy & Accountability Program, the Australia Institute // @Browne90
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Holly Forrest
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions