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Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

Queer student on Q&A warns Safe Schools debate is harmful

A student who identified themselves as queer has called out politicians for using innocent children as political bullets in the ongoing debate over the Safe Schools anti-bullying program on last nights episode of ‘Q&A’. Carter Smith used his time to condemn criticisms of the Safe Schools program, lauding paneling and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for […]

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ACL boss Lyle Shelton on Q&A this Monday

ACL boss Lyle Shelton on Q&A this Monday

  Lyle Shelton, the executive director of the Australian Christian Lobby is one of the guest panelists on this week’s edition of ‘Q&A’. Shelton will be sitting alongside gay rights activist Dr Kerryn Phelps, who is a former president of the Australian Medical Association. Liberal MP Bruce Billson will also be sliding up a chair […]

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Q&A returns with Australian of the Year focus

Q&A returns with Australian of the Year focus

The ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program returns tonight and WA viewers will be able to watch the show live on their televisions for the first time in 12 months. Last year the show was removed from the ABC News 24 channel meaning that the only chance west coast viewers had to see the show was via a […]

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Eric Abetz demands new ABC boss end “leftie love-in”

Eric Abetz demands new ABC boss end “leftie love-in”

Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has called on new ABC boss Michelle Guthrie to restructure the national broadcaster to give more focus on conservative opinions and values. The Tasmanian back-bencher released a statement saying the broadcaster had become a “leftie love-in” “The new Managing Director will inherit an unbalanced and largely centralised public broadcaster which has […]

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ABC’s ‘Q&A’ got the balance wrong on queer episode

ABC’s ‘Q&A’ got the balance wrong on queer episode

An external review of the ABC current affairs program ‘Q&A’ has just been published, and while the show has been found to be free of impartiality, it’s queer themed episode for earlier this year was found to be lacking balance. Former ‘A Current Affair’ host Ray Martin and Shaun Brown, who used to run SBS, […]

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Tom Ballard returns to hosting Q&A

Tom Ballard returns to hosting Q&A

Tom Ballard is set to host next week’s addition of ‘Q&A’. The show will be heading out of the studio and heading to Queensland. Ballard will host the show which will be taking up residence at Toowoomba’s Empire Theatre. Joining Ballard on the panel will be Rural Health Minister, Fiona Nash; Shadow Minister for Agriculture, […]

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ABC’s ‘Q&A’ apologises for broadcasting offensive Twitter user name

ABC’s ‘Q&A’ apologises for broadcasting offensive Twitter user name

The ABC’s political discussion program ‘Q&A’ has apologised for allowing an offensive Twitter name to be broadcast during Monday night’s program. The interactive show broadcasts Twitter posts relating to the on-air discussion across the screen throughout the show, but the user name ‘AbbotLovesAnal’ slipped past the program’s social media producers last night. Mark Scott, the […]

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Lyle Shelton describes Q&A response to Katy Faust as “vicious attacks”

Lyle Shelton describes Q&A response to Katy Faust as “vicious attacks”

Lyle Shelton from the Australian Christian Lobby has described the responses from panelists on the ABC’s ‘Q&A’ program to American blogger Katy Faust as “vicious”. “Anyone who watched ABC1’s Q&A program… would have seen the anger and intolerance of Greens leader Richard Di Natalie and Labor’s Sam Dastyari. It was chilling.” Mr Shelton said. Faust […]

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Fred Nile to join Q&A panel for LGBT-centric episode

Fred Nile to join Q&A panel for LGBT-centric episode

National President of the Christian Democratic Party, Reverend Fred Nile, will feature as a panellist on an upcoming episode of ‘Q&A’ with a focus on queer issues. “The Reverend was extended a written invitation by the senior producer of ‘Q&A’ to join the panel for a ‘special edition’, and without any hesitation the Reverend accepted”, […]

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Tanya Plibersek Dismisses Senator Dean Smith’s Concerns

Tanya Plibersek Dismisses Senator Dean Smith’s Concerns

Deputy Labor Leader Tanya Plibersek has dismissed claims from Liberal Senator Dean Smith that her call for the Labor Party to have a binding vote on marriage equality have destroyed any hope on Liberal members being granted a conscience vote. Ms Plibersek said the Liberal Party had shown no movement on this issue since taking […]

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