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Poll Position
Poll Position is the fortnightly show that gives you the scoop on what the press gallery and the public think about what's happening in Canberra.
Unpack the big political issues and dive into the latest political polling trends with Katharine Murphy, Political Editor at Guardian Australia, and Pete Lewis, Executive Director at Essential Media, as they discuss the fortnightly Guardian Essential Poll with the Australia Institute host and deputy director Ebony Bennett. Only on Australia Institute TV.
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Katharine Murphy
Political Editor @Guardian Australia
Katharine Murphy has worked in Canberra’s parliamentary press gallery since 1996 for the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and The Age, before joining Guardian Australia, where she is political editor. She won the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism in 2008 and has been a Walkley Award finalist twice. She was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Canberra in 2019. She is a director of the National Press Club and the author of On Disruption.
Peer Lewis
Executive Director @Essential Media
Peter is one of Australia’s leading public campaigners with more than two decades' experience in media, politics and communications. As a principal of Essential Media, he has been behind some of Australia’s most successful and innovative campaigns including Every Australian Counts for the NDIS and Never Alone of the Luke Batty Foundation. He oversees the fortnightly Essential Report and is a regular columnist for the Guardian Australia. He is the co-editor of “The Public Square Project” (2021 MUP) and author of “Webtopia – The WorldWide Wreck of Tech and How to Make the Net Work” (2019, UNSW Press). Peter is the Director of the Australia Institute's Centre for Responsible Technology.
Ebony Bennett
Deputy Director @The Australia Institute
Host of the Australia Institute's popular webinar series and 'Follow the Money' podcast, Ebony has worked in federal politics for close to 20 years. She has published research on climate change, gender and street harassment, regularly appears as a commentator on ABC and Sky News, as a contributor for The Guardian and columnist for the Canberra Times.