The Australian Senate: a unique and powerful legislative body that few people know about and fewer understand.
The Australian Senate is a unique and powerful legislative body that provides accountability, representation and diversity to a greater extent than the House of Representatives. To discuss the role of the Senate in our democracy, we spoke with Senate President Scott Ryan, who was in conversation with Ben Oquist, our Executive Director.
This was recorded live on Tuesday 9 March 2021 and things may have changed since recording.
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Ben Oquist, Executive Director, The Australia Institute // @BenOquist
Senator Scott Ryan, President of the Senate // @SenatorRyan
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions