Sitting parliamentarians rarely lose elections. While incumbents have a publicly funded head-start, challengers rely on donations to fund their election campaigns, which is why political donation reform needs to ensure everyone should be able to afford a ticket to run in an election.
This was recorded on Friday 23rd June 2023 and things may have changed since recording.
Bill Browne, Director, Democracy & Accountability Program, the Australia Institute // @Browne90
Elizabeth Morison, Researcher, the Australia Institute // @morison_liz
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Producer: Jennifer Macey // @jennifermacey
Edited by: Emily Perkins
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions
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