South Australia


Political fragmentation: the rise and rise of the minor party vote


From: Monday November 6, 2017, 5:30 pm

To: Monday November 6, 2017, 7:30 pm


Political fragmentation: the rise and rise of the minor party vote


This month’s talk is from Danielle Wood, Program Director at the Grattan Institute, who will discuss the rising minor party vote in Australia and the implications for policy and politics.



The minor party vote in Australia is on the rise. And it is rising faster in the regions than the cities. Politicians in the major parties are nervous and looking to win back voters, but lack of understanding of the causes of this shift risks bad policy.

In this presentation, Danielle will explore the economic, social and institutional explanations for the changes in voting patterns. She will discuss how major parties can best respond to win back disillusioned voters.

Danielle will also touch on the role of think tanks in influencing public policy within Australia.


About the speaker

Danielle is the Budget Policy and Institutions Program Director at the Grattan Institute. Danielle’s main research interests are tax and budget policy, intergenerational inequality and economic and political institutions.

Danielle previously worked as Principal Economist and Mergers Director at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

Danielle has a Masters of Economics and a Masters in Competition Law from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.

Danielle is the National and Victorian Chair of the Women in Economics Network. She sits on the Victorian and Central Council for the Economic Society of Australia.



The evening is being held at 5.30pm (concluding 7:30pm) Monday 6 November 2017 at the Ambassadors Hotel (Balcony room), 107 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000.

Drinks and canapés provided, No cost for Economic Society members. $25 for non-members.  

RSVP by Friday, 3 November 2017 (For catering purposes). 





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Balcony Room, Ambassadors Hotel

107 King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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