Bungled vaccine rollout and Indigenous deaths in Custody – This week on Q+A


Newspoll data shows the Coalition has lost electoral ground in WA, Queensland and SA, following fallout from the vaccine rollout and in the aftermath of sexual assault allegations and the treatment of women.

The Federal Government’s so-called “women’s ministry” meets for the first time this week in an attempt to drive change and respond to calls for action.

Will it be enough to turn the Prime Minister’s fortune around?

The Government is also trying to turn around its vaccine rollout, as it fails to reach its targets. Some medical experts are warning further delays to the rollout could increase the likelihood of more lockdowns and more delays to international travel.

The number of medical centres ­delivering the jab will double this week but what else can be done to accelerate and restore confidence in the process?

And this week another Indigenous Australian died in custody, the fifth death since the start of March.

Almost thirty years on from the Royal Commission’s Aboriginal Deaths in Custody report, how do we turn the tide against Indigenous disadvantage and stop our First Nations people dying in prison?

Joining Hamish Macdonald on the panel:

Trent Zimmerman

Liberal Member for North Sydney

Trent Zimmerman was elected as Member for North Sydney at a by-election in December 2015.

Anika Wells

Labor MP for Lilley

Anika Wells became the youngest woman in the House of Representatives when she took over the seat of Lilley from Wayne Swan following his retirement at the 2019 Federal Election.

Martyn Iles

Managing Director, Australian Christian Lobby

Martyn Iles is the Managing Director of the Australian Christian Lobby – one of the nation’s largest political movements of more than 170,000 people.

Antoinette Lattouf

Journalist, diversity advocate, and author

Antoinette Lattouf is a multi-award winning journalist and the Director and co-founder of Media Diversity Australia.

Teela Reid

Wiradjuri/Wailwan, Lawyer 

Teela Reid is a lawyer, activist, storyteller and proud Wiradjuri and Wailwan woman, born and raised in Gilgandra western NSW.

Q+A: Live from Sydney – Thursday 8 April at 8:30pm AEST on ABC and iview

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Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



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