SBS will join in election night coverage next week but not until late night following two Queen music specials.
SBS World News will be live on election night Saturday 18 May in a Vote 2019 special from 10.10pm AEST on SBS (10.40pm in the Central time zone). Janice Petersen and Brett Mason will present latest results and analysis from the studio and will cross to reporters in key electorates and party HQs throughout Australia.
Next week there is also coverage on The Feed on SBS VICELAND and The Point on NITV.
As we countdown to election day, SBS is helping audiences understand the political process by profiling the parties, leaders, and key electorates as well as analysing key issues and policies that will impact many Australians, particularly those in our multicultural communities.
Led by Chief Political Correspondent Brett Mason, the SBS News team is covering events as they unfold across all states and territories, asking crucial questions that matter to Australians from all backgrounds in multi-platform coverage on SBS World News’ nightly 630pm and late bulletins, online, and via regular updates on the SBS News app. ‘Campaign Carry-on’ – Brett Mason’s insights on the highs and lows from the campaign trail – gives audiences a daily online wrap in less than two minutes.
The SBS News website offers informative election interactives helping users explore ‘Who are we voting for?’ and ‘What is at stake?’. The website features deep dive explainers on major election issues such as climate change, energy, Indigenous policies and negative gearing. Some are translated into multiple languages including “How Your Vote Works” and how migration policies have shaped Australia’s population over the years. There will also be an investigation into how Australia’s newest citizens will be voting.
SBS News’s Australia Street digital video series will continue to hear from Australian voters about the issues that impact them. Filmed in and around Australia Street in the seat of Banks, the series highlights the concerns, thoughts and opinions of a diverse range of residents from one of the country’s most multicultural areas.
SBS Radio programs will speak directly to audiences in the lead up to the election, covering community relevant issues in 68 languages. NITV, the Network’s home of Indigenous broadcasting, is following the unfolding events from a uniquely Indigenous perspective, examining the Indigenous affairs policies and issues that matter most to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences with daily updates on NITV News and NITV Radio, as well as a special edition of current affairs program The Point.
SBS VICELAND’s flagship news and current affairs program The Feed is presenting all the important issues from a youth perspective at 8.30pm, Thursdays with an Election Special on the 16 May. Highlights include satirical sketches, political debate and reactive daily content across digital platforms.
They campaign – we explain. SBS’s election coverage is available now on multiple platforms including SBS, SBS VICELAND and NITV, SBS Radio, SBS online and on the SBS News app.