Liberal minister Christopher “The Fixer” Pyne is set for his own TV show on SKY News alongside Labor frontbencher Richard Marles, Pyne & Marles.
SKY News boss Angelos Frangopoulos told News Corp the pair will have total control over what’s included in the show.
“It’s their program and their call on the discussions that they see shaping the national debate,” he said.
He confirmed neither was being paid for their contributions to the program.
It was with SKY News’ David Speers that Pyne gave birth to “The Fixer” name thanks to his interview answers.
Christopher Pyne, Federal Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and Leader of the House said: “With this new program Richard and I hope to go into the important issues in depth and communicate to the public our policy positions and the reasons for them. It is also an opportunity to involve the public in the governing process in a way they have not been engaged before.”
Richard Marles, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection said: “This program’s ground breaking format will be what live TV is all about – no rules, no scripts and hopefully a few laughs while we drill through the week that was.”
Angelos Frangopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Australian News Channel said: “This new program is an innovative way of looking at the big issues of the week, through the eyes of two senior politicians. It’s their program and their call on the discussions that they see shaping the national debate. It’s one of many initiatives we’ll be announcing as part of our election year programming.”
Pyne & Marles will premiere Saturday February 6 at 8.30am on SKY News.