In the final episode our participants come to agreements on climate change and renewable energy much faster than our politicians seem to be able to. However, what would they be willing to pay to see a transition to a much higher proportion of renewables used in Australia’s energy generation?
This week we examine one of the most divisive issues in Australia: immigration and asylum policy. Is there a more nuanced way to look at the issue or do economic and security issues overwhelm the debate?
Lenore Taylor and Rebecca Huntley bring four very different Australians together to examine three issues that have proved difficult for politicians to navigate. Surprisingly our panel quickly comes to consensus on two of them
Lenore Taylor and Rebecca Huntley bring four very different Australians to examine inequality in Australia. Are they seeing the effect of inequality in their communities? Is the problem with the economy or with people’s personal motivation? And has our group found the perfect solution to the negative gearing debate?
Lenore Taylor and Rebecca Huntley bring four very different Australians together to find out what they think of the political system. In our first episode we meet our participants and find out why some of them think the entire system is failing us • Beyond the filter bubble: why Guardian Australia created the Common Ground podcast
Hosted by Guardian Australia’s editor, Lenore Taylor, and social researcher and author Rebecca Huntley, Common Ground aims to go beyond filter bubbles to understand why voters are disillusioned with the political system, and how they have formed their political views. We talk to four Australians each week who represent a variety of political views from Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives, to the Greens and the two major parties.