SA's parliamentary dolphin joins our "pod" to talk politics

Isobel_RedmondA collection of dolphins is described as a pod, so when theMediaPod went looking for someone to talk about political communication, who better to ask than South Australia’s own parliamentary dolphin, Isobel Redmond.
Wikipedia details how Mrs Redmond, the Liberal Member for Heysen, whilst working as a solicitor on a native title land claim was bestowed the Aboriginal name Joondinya, meaning dolphin. In this MediaPodcast Mrs Redmond talks with Lee Hopkins about that experience, her thoughts on electronic communication, and how she communicates with her constituents. It’s a warm, funny and very informative interview that we’re sure you’ll enjoy (and recommend to your interested colleagues).
For more information about political communication you may like to read:
Davis, A. (2002), Public relations democracy, public relations, politics and the mass media in Britain, Manchester University Press.
McNair, B. (2003) ‘Party political communication II: political public relations’ in Introduction to political communication London: Routledge,
Stockwell, S. (2002), ‘Taxonomy of the political campaign’ paper to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association conference 2002.
Stockwell, S. (2004), ‘Public Relations in Government’ in, Public relations, theory and practice. Jane Johnson, and Clara Zawawi, (Eds.) Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin, 2004.
Wring, D. (2005), ‘The public relations state’ in Politics of marketing the labour party Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan.
Young, S. (2004), ‘The pr state’ in Persuaders, inside the hidden machine of political advertising North Melbourne: Pluto Press.
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Interview with Isobel Redmond

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