Leaders’ Debate: August 28

2013-08-09_1016Another Debate takes place on Wednesday, this time at the famously-named Rooty Hill RSL Club.

Wonder if that will prompt any pun-related insults to top “Does this guy ever shutup?”

So far it isn’t looking like any other debate that isn’t run by SKY News will eventuate. Bit surprised we are not due for another on Free to Air at the start of the final week….

Lack of interest perhaps?

(all times AEST)


6:30pm TEN News Special: The Leaders’ Debate
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott go head-to-head in the third debate of the 2013 election campaign. The community forum style debate is being held at the Rooty Hill RSL Club.

6:30pm Seven News Special: Rudd v Abbott ‘CC’ **Live and Commercial Free**
Join Seven News live from Rooty Hill RSL Club for the third round of debate between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.

7:30pm Seven News at 7
Melissa Doyle presents the latest news and weather from around Australia and overseas.

SBS 2:
6:30 pm The Feed Election 2013: The People’s Forum – Coverage of the people’s forum between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as they answer voter questions from the Rooty Hill RSL Club in Sydney. Presented by Andy Park from The Feed.

7:30 pm The Feed
7.45 pm Iron Chef

6:30pm. Deb Knight will present GEM’s coverage of the head-to-head battle as Australia counts down to decide who will govern for the next three years.

7:30pm Following the debate, Nine News at 7pm will broadcast at the special time of 7.30pm on GEM. Host Deb Knight will be joined in the studio by Nine’s panel of election experts who will conduct a post-analysis of the debate.

ABC News 24
5.00pm Australia Votes: Capital Hill
5.30pm NX Votes
6.00pm The Drum
6.30pm Australia Votes: Leaders’ Forum
7:30pm extended panel discussion of tonight’s Forum

This post updates.


  1. Why would you be surprised there isn’t ‘another on Free to Air at the start of the final week’?

    This election we will have had three debates on free to air tv which is more than the one in the last campaign or the campaign before that.

    Thankfully Rudd has changed his mind and will now turn up to Rooty Hill as he didn’t commit until his poor polling forced his hand.

    Also good to see all the free to air networks showing this debate as some networks wanted to have their own debates exclusive on their channels.

    Will be interesting to see if Rudd goes even more aggressive in this debate as he looks down the barrel of an election defeat and the end of his political career.

  2. For someone who wants to be PM and strut the world stage it’s odd that Tont Abbott is so reluctant to appear on a TV stage. Q&A’s still waiting.
    I used to live at Rooty Hill, then I moved to Fairy Meadow. Where to next?

  3. According to Tony Jones on Q&A last night, the ABC has plenty of interest in hosting one.. KRudd is appearing on Q&A next week, it’s Abbott who is not interested..

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