SKY NEWS, in partnership with The Courier-Mail, will host the first People’s Forum of the election year with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
The forum will be held in the marginal Queensland seat of Petrie which is located in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and is shaping up as a key battleground in the federal election. Mr Shorten will take questions from undecided voters from the electorate as chosen by Galaxy Research.
SKY NEWS Political Editor David Speers will moderate the one-hour event LIVE from the Redcliffe RSL, Thursday April 7 at 6:30pm AEST on SKY NEWS LIVE (Foxtel Channel 601).
David said: “With an election looming SKY NEWS is giving real voters a chance to quiz the leaders in person and see how they perform without a script. Our People’s Forum events have been a big success in recent campaigns. Voters often ask very different questions to journalists about issues that may not be on the media radar. Bill Shorten is in a much stronger position than six months ago, but how he performs under questioning from undecided voters will be revealing.”
Lachlan Heywood, Editor The Courier-Mail said: "The Courier-Mail is proud to partner with SKY NEWS on the People's Forum and hear how the Opposition Leader will respond to the real issues affecting Queensland during this election year."
Prior to the People’s Forum David will anchor his award-winning program PM Agenda LIVE from the venue at 4:00pm. Following the forum, David will return for Speers Tonight at 8:00pm to discuss the issues raised and Mr Shorten’s responses.
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been invited to attend this forum or to take part in another forum at a time and place of his choosing.
Comprehensive coverage of the event will be published across all platforms of The Courier-Mail including www.couriermail.com.au. SKY NEWS will also feature multi-platform coverage on www.skynews.com.au, @SkyNewsAust, and www.facebook.com/skynewsaustralia. International viewers can watch the forum at www.australiachannel.com.au.
THE PEOPLE’S FORUM, Thursday April 7 at 6:30pm AEST
PM Agenda with David Speers, Monday-Thursdays at 4:00pm
Speers Tonight, Thursdays at 8:00pm
only on SKY NEWS LIVE (Foxtel Channel 601)