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Panellists: Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria; Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy; Daisy Cousens, Research Fellow, Menzies Research Centre; Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Climate activist and hip-hop artist; and Helen Andrews, Policy analyst and Trump supporter.
Panellists: James Paterson, Victorian Liberal Senator; Kate Ellis, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education; Jacqui Lambie, Independent Senator for Tasmania; Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Founder of Youth Without Borders; and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, Founder, The new Democracy Foundation.
Panellists:George Brandis, Attorney-General; Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Opposition Leader; Julian Burnside, Barrister and Human Rights Advocate; Piers Akerman, Political commentator; and Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research.
Panellists:Scott Ryan,Special Minister of State; Clare O'Neil, Shadow Minister for Justice; Peter Singer, Philosopher and ethicist; Leyla Acaroglu, Design disruptor and cultural provocateur; and Ted Lapkin, Former Abbott Government Advisor.
Panellists: Lindy West, Writer and performer; Mei Fong, Journalist and writer; Thordis Elva, Writer, journalist and public speaker; Faustina Agolley, TV host and producer; and Josephine Cashman, Indigenous lawyer & businesswoman.
Panellists: Mem Fox, Author; Martha Wainwright, Canadian Singer-Songwriter; Neil Armfield, Theatre and opera director; Ursula Yovich, Actress and cabaret singer; and Kim Williams, Author and former media executive.
Panellists: Wadah Khanfar, Former director-general of the Al Jazeera Network; Claire Wardle, First Draft News; Mark Day, JournalistThe Australian; Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs; and Terri Butler, Queensland Labor MP.
Panellists: Mark Seymour, Singer-Songwriter; Bridget McKenzie, National Party Senator for Victoria; Amanda Rishworth, Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs and Defence Personnel; Peter Holmes à Court, Businessman turned writer; Kerry Chikarovski, Former State Liberal leader; and Lydia Khalil, International security adviser.
Panellists: Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate and Chairman of Yunus Centre; Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International; Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy; Linda Burney, Shadow Minister for Human Services; and Paul Kelly, Editor-at-largeThe Australian.
Panellists: Mitch Fifield, Minister for Communications; Penny Wong, Opposition Leader in the Senate; Billy Bragg, Singer-songwriter and activist; Nikki Gemmell, Author; and Margaret Somerville, Professor of Bioethics, The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Panellists: Germaine Greer, Feminist icon and provocateur; Chido Govera, Zimbabwean activist and social entrepreneur; Alex Hawke, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; Tony Burke, Manager of Opposition Business; and Derryn Hinch, Senator for Victoria.
Panellists: Armando Iannucci, Executive Producer of Veep; Barnaby Joyce, Deputy Prime Minister;
Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Opposition Leader; Brian Schmidt, Nobel laureate; and Laura Demasi, Social Researcher and Director, Ipsos.
Panellists: Dan Tehan, Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel; Lisa Singh, Tasmanian Labor Senator; Dave Hughes, Comedian and Broadcaster; Mark Leibler, Taxation lawyer and corporate strategist; and Danni Addison, CEO Urban Development Institute VIC.
Panellists: Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education; Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer; Larissa Waters, Queensland Greens Senator; Innes Willox, CEO, Australian Industry Group; and Miranda Stewart, Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute ANU.
Panellists: Niki Savva, Journalist and author; Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Physicist & Cosmologist; Mikhail Zygar, Russian journalist and writer; Mona Chalabi, Data editor of The Guardian US; and Paul Beatty, Author,The Sellout.
From Parliament House, Canberra this special 1967 & Mabo: Moving Forward marks 50 years since the 1967 referendum & 25 years since Mabo.
Panellists: Noel Pearson, Founder, Cape York Partnership; Pat Anderson, Co-chair Referendum Council and Chairperson of The Lowitja Institute; Megan Davis, UNSW Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous; Nakkiah Lui, Playwright, Performer and Commentator; and Stan Grant, ABC Indigenous Affairs Coverage Editor.
Panellists: Christian Porter, Minister for Social Services; Anthony Albanese, Shadow Infrastructure Minister; David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democrats Senator for NSW; Judith Brett, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University; and Kiruna Stamell, Actor, dancer & advocate.
Panellists: Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy; Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy; Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist; Rosemary Sinclair, CEO of Energy Consumers Australia; and Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council.
Guest host Jeremy Fernandez & Panellists: James Paterson, Victorian Liberal Senator; Linda Burney, Shadow Minister for Human Services; Jane Goodall, Primatologist; Peter Kurti, Research Fellow, Centre for Independent Studies; and Rachel Botsman, Author & Social Innovator.
Guest host Virginia Trioli & Panellists: Alastair Campbell, Former Press Secretary to Tony Blair; Anna Greenberg, Pollster and Commentator; Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry; Clare O'Neil, Shadow Minister for Justice; and Grahame Morris, Political Strategist.
Q&A is coming from Alice Springs, with guest host Virginia Trioli & Panellists: Warren Snowdon, Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health; Jacinta Price, Alice Springs Council; Dale McIver, Chair of Tourism Central Australia; Josie Douglas, Senior Policy Officer, Central Land Council; Bob Katter, Leader of the Katter's Australian Party; and William Tilmouth, Co-founder Children's Ground.
Panellists: Matt Canavan, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia; Terri Butler, Queensland Labor MP; Mehdi Hasan, Host with Al Jazeera English; John Stackhouse, Christian scholar and historian; and Rachel Corbett, Writer, radio and television presenter.
In a Q&A first, four high school students Pinidu Chandrasekera, Aretha Brown, Jock Maddern & Jacinta Speer join federal politicians Josh Frydenberg & Catherine King on the panel in front of a student-only audience.
Panellists: Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy; Catherine King, Shadow Health Minister; Pinidu Chandrasekera, Parade College, Bundoora; Aretha Brown, Williamstown High School; Jock Maddern, Kaniva College; and Jacinta Speer, The MacRobertson Girls' High School.
Panellists: Steve Ciobo, Minister for Trade and Investment; Jim Chalmers, Shadow Minister for Finance; Mei Fong, Journalist and writer; Greg Sheridan, Foreign Affairs Editor,The Australian; and Jessica Irvine, Economics Journalist.
In a Q&A Special from the Garma Festival in Arnhem Land, guest host Stan Grant is joined by:
Panellists: Nigel Scullion, Minister for Indigenous Affairs; Marcia Langton, Professor of Indigenous Studies; Noel Pearson, Founder, Cape York Partnership; Denise Bowden, Festival Director, Garma; Djapirri Mununggirritj, Board Member, Yothu Yindi Foundation; and Peter Yu, CEO Nyamba Buru Yawuru.
Panellists: Eric Abetz, Tasmanian Liberal Senator; Sam Dastyari, Labor Senator for New South Wales; Kim Rubenstein, Professor, ANU College of Law; Jamila Rizvi, Author, presenter and columnist; and Michael Jensen, Theologian and author.
Panellists: Bill Shorten, Leader of the Opposition.
Panellists: George Brandis, Attorney-General; Tony Burke, Manager of Opposition Business; Jacqui Lambie, Independent Senator for Tasmania; Christine Forster, City of Sydney Councillor; and Dan Sultan, Singer-songwriter.
Joining Tony Jones at the Melbourne Writers' Festival:
Panellists: Rutger Bregman, Historian and author; Laurie Penny, Writer and journalist; Shashi Tharoor, Indian diplomat, politician and author; Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, Founder and editor-in-chief of Muslim Girl; and Michael Fullilove, Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Guest Presenter Virginia Trioli & Panellists: Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs; Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney-General; Lucy Gichuhi, Independent Senator for South Australia; A.C. Grayling, Philosopher; and Merav Michaeli, Chair of the Zionist Party, Israel.
Guest presenter Jeremy Fernandez & Panellists: Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer; Penny Wong, Opposition Leader in the Senate; Sarah Hanson-Young, Greens Senator; Emma Herd, CEO Investor Group on Climate Change; and Bret Stephens, Author and journalist.
Panellists: Craig Laundy, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science; Ed Husic, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy and Future of Work; Catherine Ball, Scientist, Entrepreneur and Drone Specialist; Sandra Peter, Director, Sydney Business Insights; and Adam Spencer, Broadcaster and Maths Geek.
Q&A is live from Melbourne with Panellists: Matt Canavan, Queensland Nationals Senator; Amanda Rishworth, Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs and Defence Personnel; Richard Di Natale, Leader of The Australian Greens; and Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research.
Panellists: Jimmy Barnes, Rock Icon and Author; Bridget McKenzie, National Party Senator for Victoria; Anne Aly, Labor Member for Cowan; and Tim Fischer, former Deputy Prime Minister and author.
Special Q&A Same-Sex Marriage debate with Panellists: Magda Szubanski, Actress and Comedian; Glenn Davies, Anglican Archbishop of Sydney; Frank Brennan, Jesuit priest and professor of law; and Karina Okotel, No campaign spokesperson.
Panellists: Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister; Laura Tingle, Political Editor,The Australian Financial Review; Alan Jones, Radio Broadcaster; and Judith Brett, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University.
Student special with Panellists: Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education; Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Opposition Leader; Geordie Brown, Oxley High School, Tamworth; Nadia Homem, Burwood Girls High School; Arthur Lim, Moorebank High School; and Lauren McGrath-Wild, Presbyterian Ladies' College, Sydney.
Panellists: Angus Taylor, Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation; Terri Butler, Queensland Labor MP; Brian Cox, Particle Physicist and TV Presenter; and Judith Sloan, Economist and Businesswoman.
Panellists: George Brandis, Attorney-General; Brendan O'Connor, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations; Janet Rice, Greens Senator for Victoria; Stephen O'Doherty, Christian radio broadcaster; and Jacqui Lambie, Outgoing Independent Senator for Tasmania.
Panellists: James McGrath, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister; Murray Watt, Labor Senator for Queensland; Lenore Taylor, Editor of The Guardian Australia; Jan Fran, Presenter,The Feed, SBS; and Warren Mundine, Former adviser to the PM on Indigenous Affairs.
Panellists: Eric Abetz, Tasmanian Liberal Senator; Lisa Singh, Tasmanian Labor Senator; Gillian Triggs, Former President, Australian Human Rights Commission; Simon Breheny, Director of Policy, IPA; and Kate McClymont, Investigative journalist with Sydney Morning Herald.
Presented by Virginia Trioli with Panellist: Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia.
Presented by Virginia Trioli with Panellists: Greg Hunt, Minister for Health and Sport; Anthony Albanese, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure; Maxine McKew, Author and Hon Enterprise Professor, University of Melbourne; Greg Sheridan, Foreign Affairs Editor,The Australian; and Alice Workman, Political Reporter with Buzzfeed Australia. (Final for 2017)
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