Q & A: Aug 16

It’s back to the western suburbs of Sydney for Tony Abbott when he faces a Q&A forum at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, near Liverpool.

ABC says the audience members will come from the the nearby seats of Hughes and Macarthur where, along with Queensland, the Federal Election may be decided.

Opposition leader Tony Abbott will join host Tony Jones, which follows Prime Minister Julia Gillard before a Q&A audience this week in Adelaide.

Following questions about SKY News’ People’s Forum audience, ABC says the voters have been carefully selected to represent a politically balanced audience. The Adelaide audience was 40% Coalition, 40% Labor, 10% Greens and 10% undecided, according to producers.

Members of the public can get involved in a variety of ways:

* The website is also the place to go to submit questions, and to upload video questions;
* Viewers can also contribute to the discussion via Q&A’s Twitter highlight’s feed, using #qanda and submit video and written questions via the website;
* Follow @abcqanda on Twitter to receive first-hand updates about the program.

The program will also be available to view live across the nation on ABC News 24 at 9.35pm AEST , at abc.net.au/qanda and iView (abc.net.au/iview).

It airs live at 9.35pm AEST.

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