Sky News to host only debate of Victorian Election campaign after Labor rejects ABC Invitation

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
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Sky News, in partnership with the Herald Sun, will host the People’s Forum with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy facing off in a LIVE televised debate of the election campaign.

The event looks set to be the only televised debate of the campaign after the Labor party rejected a proposal to appear on a Free-to Air TV event organised by the ABC.

Broadcasting from the state’s second-most marginal seat of Frankston,100 undecided voters selected by Galaxy Research will ask the questions that matter most to them and the people of Victoria.

Sky News Political Editor David Speers will moderate the one-hour forum LIVE from the Frankston Arts Centre on Wednesday November 21 at 8:00pm AEDT on Sky News Live, Foxtel channels 103 and 600, and on the WIN network’s Sky News on WIN, Channel 53 in northern NSW and Channel 83 across all other WIN areas.

David said: “The upcoming Sky News and Herald Sun People’s Forum will be a great opportunity to hear what’s on the mind of undecided voters and put the two leaders to the test. They have no idea what’s going to be asked and nor do we. It’s a raw and very real interaction between voters and the two leaders vying to be Premier of Victoria.”

Prior to the People’s Forum, David will his political program SPEERS LIVE from the venue at 4:00pm AEDT.

Then following the forum at 9:00pm AEDT, David will dissect the results with Paul Murray on Paul Murray LIVE and examine the Premier and Opposition Leader’s responses to the issues and concerns raised by the people of Melbourne.

Wednesday November 21 at 8:00pm AEDT on Sky News Live and Sky News on WIN