Kate Ellis has been the Federal member for the seat of Adelaide since 2004. She was the youngest person ever appointed as a minister in the Australian government, holding a number of portfolios. She's currently the Shadow Minister for both Early Childhood Education and Development and for TAFE and Vocational Education.
This is a frank, funny and insightful discussion about Kate's career, the state of politics in this country right now and the changes she's seen over her 13 years in the job. We talk about everything from Islamophobia and dealing with Neo-Nazis to how Tony Abbott changed the dynamics of politics to the disappointments of the Labor leadership turmoil years. Kate reflects on the purpose of factions, the fracturing of the right side of politics and tells an extraordinary story about the bizarre issue that prompted the most vehement feedback she's ever received as a sitting member.
PLUS Kate helpfully sets out how she thinks we should talk about debt, early childcare and Labor's approach to offshore detention of people seeking asylum.
Problematic is coming to Hobart for ONE NIGHT ONLY on Wednesday March 15th
It's also heading to Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney
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Stand Up For Mehdi at MICF 2017
Huffington Post long read on "Gay Loneliness"
A 2008 profile on Kate - Her father's daughter
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Cause of the Week: The Zahra Foundation (zahrafoundation.org.au)