Political communication - Australia's lobbyist juggernaut

Monday, 22 April 2019 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm

With Australia's 2019 federal election taking place in a matter of weeks, Communication Mixdown continues its investigation into the sometimes murky world of political communication. In this edition of the show a look at lobby groups.

We see their spokespeople quoted in newspapers and their ads on TV, but beyond that we tend to know very little about how Australia’s lobby groups get what they want. Lecturer in politics at the University of Melbourne, and specialist in contemparary campaigning strategies and advocacy advertising, George Rennie casts a crtical eye over the vast and still expanding lobbyist landscape.

Monday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
This show casts a critical eye on the myriad ways in which we communicate with each other in our increasingly interconnected, multi-media platform world. Each week we mix down the who, the what, the where, and the how of particular communication events, messages, trends and technologies, and then consider: what impacts and what consequences?


John Langer, Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong