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Greasy Polls


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Here a poll, there a poll, everywhere a poll, poll. Once upon a time, pollsters would take the political temperature of the population once a month. Nowadays, polls of long standing are published at the rate of one per fortnight and the new media is generating hundreds a day through SMS and online voting. Just how effective and influential are these polls? And what effect are they having on the body politic? This poll-driven event will feature pollsters, politicians and pundits. Bookmark this page or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to receive announcements of featured guests.


Irving Saulwick

Irving Saulwick AM is one of the country’s leading social researchers. He published the prestigious Saulwick poll for the Fairfax organisation for 23 years (1971 to 1994). Irving, one of Australia’s most experienced social researchers, currently acts as Strategic Research Counsel to GA Research.... Read more

George Megalogenis

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades’ experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for his ABC documentary series Making Austral... Read more

John Hewson

John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government and the financial system. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the IMF and as an advisor to two successive federal treasurers and the prime minister. He is curre... Read more

Maxine McKew

Maxine McKew is an author and Hon Enterprise Professor of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent book, published by Melbourne University Press in 2014, is Class Act – a study of the key challenges in Australian schooling. This publication followe... Read more


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