52 episodes

Welcome to Nerdjacking, a weekly podcast about Australian politics, policy and voting.

Australian Politics Nerdjacking Kym Tidswell

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    • 4.4 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Nerdjacking, a weekly podcast about Australian politics, policy and voting.

    Episode 69 – What a position to finish

    Episode 69 – What a position to finish

    In this episode I hang up the parliamentary boots and toast a successful season of Nerdjacking. We played hard on the left wing, kicked aimlessly on the right wing, marked whilst moving forward and scored with all the finesse and determination of a backbencher before a Cabinet reshuffle. I’ll be taking a short offseason and […]

    • 3 min
    Episode 68 – Herdjacking

    Episode 68 – Herdjacking

    Welcome to Herdjacking, my podcast about Australian animal husbandry. In this special mini episode Malcolm and I reflect on one of the most important aspects of Australian democracy – the democracy sausage. Find out if your local polling station is Australian enough here. Enjoy!

    • 18 min
    Episode 67 – Vote if you want to

    Episode 67 – Vote if you want to

    In this episode Malcolm and I discuss that pesky requirement to have your name checked off the electoral roll every 3 years – compulsory voting. Which countries have it? What are the pros and cons? Listen and find out! Stuff we discussed: Here is the list of countries that have compulsory voting. And my brain wasn’t working […]

    • 44 min
    Episode 66 – September in review

    Episode 66 – September in review

    In this mini episode I reflect on what happened in Australian politics for the month of September. We’ll look at elections around the world, what the High Court has been up to, and whether any legislation was debated. Enjoy!

    • 8 min
    Episode 65 – The curious case of a UK Senator

    Episode 65 – The curious case of a UK Senator

    In this episode I discuss the recent High Court case of a Senator who thought he was definitely an Australian citizen and not a dual citizen of another country, because you know, the vibe. Have a look at the case if you’re interested. Enjoy!

    • 12 min
    Episode 64 – Hansard 1976 media reform

    Episode 64 – Hansard 1976 media reform

    In this mini episode I read Hansard from 1976. With the government managing to do something unexpected, like pass a media reform bill, I thought we should all have a look at what media reform sounded like in the 70’s. If you’d like to know some of the history and what the 2017 media reforms looked like […]

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

HiddenObjectPlayer ,

Politics for all!

This podcast does a wonderful job of informing Australians about their political system. Each week begins with a short (and often comical) review of the week in politics, then provides a deeper discussion on the topic of the week. Learn about the Australian Constitution, voting systems, diversity in politics and many other topics!

benw01 ,

Fantastic Podcast

Love it. Kym's Obvious passion for the detail of politics comes through in every episode, and it's great to listen to. I learn things every time.

Jack-Steven ,

Best AusPol Podcast out there

I'm not sure how I didn't find this gem earlier. From the latest AusPol news to history, this show is brilliant. Fantastic job!

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