This week on Q+A – A cautious reopening. Finding the right balance as Australia takes a major step closer to living with COVID-19.
After months of stay-at-home orders, lockdown is ending for residents of greater Sydney. Will NSW lead the rest of Australia out of the pandemic? With home quarantine programs starting around the nation, the PM is talking up plans to fast-track the return of international travel.
Does this mean we’ll be allowed overseas before interstate in some instances?
Meanwhile, Australia’s climate policy is being thrashed out this week as the Federal Liberal and National parties try to reach a deal before the upcoming Glasgow climate talks. As business groups and other stakeholders add their voices to the debate, can our political leaders deliver a convincing plan?
And political transparency has been thrust into the spotlight after the sudden resignation of NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and branch stacking allegations surfacing in Victoria. Now a new documentary, ‘Big Deal’, directed by Craig Reucassel, examines Australia’s billion-dollar political lobbying industry. Is our democracy for sale?
Joining Virginia Trioli on the panel:
Writer, director and comedian
Craig Reucassel is a writer, director and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and War on Waste. Big Deal: Is Our Democracy For Sale? which airs next week, is his directorial debut.
Kate Roffey is a well-respected Melbourne-based business leader who has extensive experience as a Senior Executive and Non-Executive Director within the commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors.
Liberal Senator for NSW
Independent Member for Indi
Helen Haines was elected as the MP for the seat of Indi in May 2019, becoming the first Independent federal parliamentarian to succeed another in the same electorate since Federation in 1901.
Q+A: Live from Melbourne with Virginia Trioli – Thursday 14th October on ABC TV and ABC iview at 8:30pm AEST
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