Airdate: The People’s Forum with Malcolm Turnbull & Bill Shorten

SKY's David Speers will moderate the first debate of the 2016 Federal Election.


SKY News Political Editor David Speers will moderate the first debate of the 2016 Federal Election with Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten on Friday at Windsor RSL, in South Windsor NSW.

It will be the first time the two leaders have met face to face in a public forum.

“This will be a great opportunity to see who’s got the best pitch, who’s hungriest and how hard they go. The format has proven to be a huge success in testing how the leaders perform without a script and answering questions from real voters, who are often interested in very different issues to those that dominate the daily campaigning. In a tight contest, this People’s Forum will shift the momentum of the campaign one way or another,” said Speers.

From 6pm SKY News anchor Laura Jayes will preview the forum. The face to face begins at 7.00pm with questions from 100 undecided voters chosen by Galaxy Research.

After the forum Laura will be joined by David Speers to dissect and discuss the pivotal moments of the encounter.

From 9pm Paul Murray Live will continue his on the road coverage as part of a weekly programming initiative talking to every day Australians about their concerns and the issues impacting the future of their communities in the lead up to the federal election.

The forum will also be available to Australia Channel subscribers at www.australiachannel.com.au

7.00pm May 13 on SKY News Live.

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