Tony Abbott vs Zali Steggall - One Hour Debate to be broadcast LIVE on SKY NEWS | #AusVotes

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As the battle for the coveted seat of Warringah in NSW heats up, Liberal MP Tony Abbott and Independent candidate Zali Steggall will face off in their first televised debate on Sky News.

The one-hour Sky News / Manly Daily Warringah Debate will be moderated by Sky News Political Editor David Speers LIVE from 4:30 pm AEST on Thursday 2 May LIVE from Manly.

Coverage of the debate will be available via Sky News Live on Foxtel and Sky News on WIN.

David Speers, Sky News Political Editor, said:

“The battle for Warringah is one of the most fascinating contests in this election. This debate will give everyone a chance to see two very different candidates go head-to-head on the local and national issues.”

Robbie Patterson, Manly Daily Editor, said:

"Manly Daily has a proud history of reporting on the local community and is delighted to partner with Sky News for this important public debate. Our Warringah debate brings the two frontrunners together with just over two weeks to go until the Federal Election, giving our readers the chance to ask the tough questions on issues in their community.”

Join David Speers from 5:30 pm AEST for post-debate analysis as he examines the candidate’s responses to the issues raised by the Warringah electorate.

On Saturday 18 May as Australians head to the polls, Sky News will deliver the most comprehensive LIVE coverage and analysis of the 2019 Federal Election.

Tony Abbott v Zali Steggall - LIVE and EXCLUSIVE coverage from 4:00pm AEST on Thursday 2 May

AUSTRALIA DECIDES 2019 PROGRAMMING OVERVIEW

Thursday 2 May
4:00 pm AEST SPEERS with David Speers LIVE from Manly
4:30 pm AEST Sky News/ Manly Daily: Warringah Debate hosted by David Speers
5:30 pm AEST SPEERS with David Speers LIVE from Manly

Friday 3 May
4:00 pm AEST SPEERS with David Speers LIVE from Brisbane
5:30 pm AEST Sky News/ The Courier-Mail People’s Forum: The Countdown
6:30 pm AEST Sky News/ The Courier-Mail People’s Forum LIVE hosted by David Speers
7:30 pm AEST Sky News/ The Courier-Mail People’s Forum: The Verdict hosted by Paul Murray

Saturday May 18
5:00 pm AEST Australia Decides 2019 anchored by David Speers