Highlanders with burning political questions will have an outlet for their queries – a chance to attend ABC television’s Q&A.
Those interested in joining the studio audience of the February 20 program can register online for a free bus transfer to and from the filming.
A courtesy bus will take audience members from Bowral to the February 20 episode of Q&A.
Q&A executive producer Peter McEvoy said buses were used to bring people from areas who weren’t able to easily access the studio.
“The most important thing is to have people in the audience who offer different views,” he said.
“People in more regional areas will have a different view from central urban voters and that all affects politics and the way you view the world, so we like to have a wide variety.”
Q&A is a television program where the audience has control – participants are able to ask questions of an expert panel to shed light on issues of significance to Australians.
It features high-profile leaders, politicians, journalists and industry experts to weigh in and debate topics of interest or poignancy.
“A lot of programs tell you things and deliver information, but Q&A is about being involved in the discussion – it’s a new way for people to be engaged that people haven’t had before,” Mr McEvoy said.
“It’s an opportunity for ordinary Australians to ask questions, to put leaders, academics, journalists and politicians on the spot and insist on getting a straight answer.”
The February 20 episode will feature Shadow Minister for Education Tanya Plibersek, journalist and documentary film maker John Pilger, Attorney-General George Brandis and conservative commentator and columnist Piers Akerman.
To register for the audience and bus from Bowral, visit this link.
For question 13 ‘How did you hear about us?’, please write Southern Highland News.
Those without internet access can call audience producers on 8333 4329 or 8333 4065.
If registration is successful, the Q&A team will be in touch with further details.