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UC Book of The Year 2018: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nick Klomp is joined by University of Canberra Distinguished Professor Jen Webb and Vice-Chancellor and President Deep Saini in revealing the 2018 UC Book of the Year Do Androids dream of electric sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

 


The Week in Politics with Michelle Grattan and Nicholas Klomp


12 July 2018

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Academic Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Mark Latham teaming up with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation to make robocalls in the Longman byelection, the live sheep trade debate and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s criticism of the energy market, including their recommendation for government involvement.


21 June 2018

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Academic Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including, the government’s income tax package success, the Liberal’s motion to privatise the ABC, the push for foreign interference laws the Super Saturday by-elections, and whether the government will get the numbers for their company tax cuts.


9 February 2018

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Academic Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including whether the private lives of politicians should be the public’s interest, Cathy McGowan’s suggestion to ban personal relationships between politicians and their staffers, Jackie Lambie ousting Steve Martin from her party and Labor MP Susan Lamb’s emotional story on why she still holds dual citizenship.


24 November 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nick Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s surprise decision to cancel next week’s sitting of Parliament, whether there’s more more dual citizenships to be announced after the crisis claims senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore, Philip Ruddock to review religious protections amid same-sex debate, how the Bennelong bi-election will go after John Alexander’s gaffes, and how the Queensland state election campaigns went.


17 November 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nick Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the same-sex marriage results, continued dual citizenship saga and retired major general Jim Molan’s potential move to the Senate.


27 October 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the opposition call for Employment Minister Michaelia Cash’s resignation after her staffer quit over media tip-offs, the fear of a politicised police force, the issues with the Nation Broadband Network and the government’s rejection of the Referendum Council’s call for a national Indigenous representative assembly to be put into the Constitution.


8 September 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the High Court giving the go-ahead for the marriage ballot, the opposition’s attacks on Barnaby Joyce during question time, AGL rejecting Malcolm Turnbull’s plea to keep operating the Liddell coal-fired power station and Labor’s climate spokesperson Mark Butler criticism of the Government’s energy policy.


11 August 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the postal ballot to change the marriage act to include same-sex marriage, the differences in Malcolm Turnbull’s and Bill Shorten’s “yes” campaigns, what will be the implications for Malcolm Turnbull if the vote is no, Tony Abbott’s “no” campaign, the High Court challenge against the postal vote and if the recent eligibility issues with MPs will make a difference to the numbers in the senate.


14 July 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including how Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull went on his overseas trips and his speech in London about Liberal Party founder Robert Menzies being in the sensible centre, Newspoll showing a rise in the One Nation vote to 11%, the government being stuck on the Finkel report’s proposed clean energy target and Craig Kelly’s comments.


16 June 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the Finkel review, three Federal Ministers hauled in court for criticising terror sentencing, immigration minister Peter Dutton’s changes to citizenship laws, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s parody speech of US President Donald Trump and the vote of the Government’s schools package this week.


28 April 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Australian troops in Iraq and his upcoming visit next week to meet US President Donald Trump. How the budget is going to distinguish good and bad debt and what we might expect in the budget and the Government’s new restrictions on the export of Australian gas.


17 March 2017

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the energy crisis, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s meeting with the gas companies, the Government’s plan to boost generation from the Snowy Hydro scheme and Labor winning the Western Australia election.


9 December 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the emissions intensity scheme for the electricity sector, where the Government stands if the economy continues to contract, what options Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has for the future of carbon emissions policies and his overall performance for the year.


4 November 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the state of the Senate, the marriage equality plebiscite and asylum seekers.


28 October 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson’s resignation, Treasurer Scott Morrison’s speech on housing affordability and debate around Section 18C.


9 September 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Sam Dastyar’si resignationfrom the frontbench, how Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is doing in this year’s International summit season and his legacy from his first year in office.


2 September 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Labor resurrecting its push for a royal commission into banking, Cory Bernardi collecting signatures to make amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act, Labor announcing separate private member’s bills on same-sex marriage, how Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will manage the new Parliament and whether or not the rules on political donation should be tightened.


5 August 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the senate results, the University’s Chancellor Tom Calma calling for Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion’s resignation, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s decision not to nominate Kevin Rudd for the UN secretary-general position and Malcolm Turnbull meeting with Bill Shorten to discuss the same-sex marriage plebiscite and the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


15 July 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Malcolm Turnbull’s Government returning for another term and publicly conceding that the Nationals are entitled to more ministerial representation, Barnaby Joyce wanting to keep the new Coalition agreement between the Nationals and Liberals secret and how willing Labor will be to passing Government legislation.


15 April 2016

University of Canberra Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including Clive Palmer and Queensland Nickel, whether this is the end of his political career, Malcolm Turnbull’s first visit to China as Prime Minister, Moody’s credit rating agency hinting that Australia’s credit rating being at risk and Parliament returning to consider the Government’s industrial legislation.


26 February 2016

University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Nicholas Klomp and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan discuss the week in politics including the defence white paper, it’s impact on the electorate, the government’s recent slip ups in the tax debate and senate voting reform.