SKY News will screen the first People’s Forum of the election year with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten on Thursday, moderated by David Speers at Redcliffe RSL, Queensland.
“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,” said Speers.
“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.”
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).
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.
Thursday April 7 at 6:30pm AEST.