Policy in the Pub: Political fragmentation: the rise and rise of the minor party vote


From: Wednesday August 16, 2017, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday August 16, 2017, 6:30 pm

Political fragmentation: the rise and rise of the minor party vote

This month’s talk is from Danielle Wood, Fellow at the Grattan Institute, who will discuss the rising minor party vote in Australia and the implications for policy and politics.


The minor party vote in Australia is on the rise. And it is rising faster in the regions than the cities. Politicians in the major parties are nervous and looking to win back voters, but lack of understanding of the causes of this shift risks bad policy.

In this presentation, Danielle will explore the economic, social and institutional explanations for the changes in voting patterns. She will discuss how major parties can best respond to win back disillusioned voters.

About the speaker

Danielle is a Fellow at the Grattan Institute. Her main research interests are tax, budget policy and intergenerational inequality. 

Danielle previously worked as Principal Economist at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, a Director in the Mergers Branch of the ACCC and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

Danielle has a Masters of Economics and a Masters in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.

Danielle is the National and Victorian Chair of the Women in Economics Network. She sits on the Victorian and Central Council for the Economic Society of Australia.

The evening is being held at 5.30pm Wednesday 16 August 2017 at the Kelvin Club 14-30 Melbourne Place, just off Russell St. There will be drinks and nibbles from 5pm for those who can get there a bit earlier. 


Bookings are now closed


Kelvin Club

14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

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