Living in Anti-Political Times

Posted on: Tue 28 May 2019

Elizabeth Humphrys works as a political economist at the University of Technology Sydney. Her work has shone light upon the role of the Labor Party and trade unions in advancing neoliberalism in Australia and the ways people are becoming detached from or hostile towards politics. Elizabeth calls this depoliticisation, “Anti-Politics”.

In the wake of last weekend’s federal election, Elizabeth wrote a compelling essay for Overland. She joined Peter Burdon on Packed Lunch to talk about anti-politics, the election and the importance of social movements.



Produced by Peter Burdon.

Image supplied (photo credit Joy Lai).


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