Q+A: April 29

Tracey Holmes, wife of former Q+A host Stan Grant, is on the show's own panel on Monday.

Q+A returns on Monday, live from Sydney.

On Q+A this week … the crimes that shocked a nation – and the big conversations they’ve stoked on extremism, justice, community cohesion and social media.

Politicians are at war with US billionaire Elon Musk, whose X platform is defying an injunction to remove vision of the Sydney church stabbing. Free speech advocates – and the Assyrian bishop who was attacked – say the vision should be seen.

Social media helped fuel violent protests outside the church. Police swooped on individuals suspected to be part of an “extremist network” and questioned a former Islamic State supporter released from a supervision order last year. Faith leaders have united in calls for peace, but there’s growing concern that it may exacerbate community tensions.

There’s new focus on gendered violence, in the wake of the Bondi Junction killings and the alleged murder of Molly Ticehurst by a former partner. The NSW government is exploring law reform, as federal ministers admit more must be done to address a national “crisis”.

Plus the internal Coalition spat over nuclear energy. And the doping scandal casting a pall over the upcoming Paris Olympics.

Minister for Emergency Management and Agriculture Murray Watt,
Nationals Senate Leader Bridget McKenzie,
NSW Leader of the Opposition Mark Speakman,
Pastor & CEO, Wayside Chapel Jon Owen
and Professorial Fellow in Sport, University of Canberra, Tracey Holmes

Monday, April 29 at 9.35pm on ABC.

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