Q&A: Live from Sydney with President of the Senate, Scott Ryan and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, Penny Wong

Source: ABC

Q&A: Live from Sydney

This week Q&A will discuss foreign affairs, the economy, ex-MPs’ jobs and nuclear proliferation.

As China’s regional power increases, can Australia still rely on the US for protection? In his new book How To Defend Australia, Hugh White suggests the nation may have to develop its own nuclear weapons.

Joining Tony Jones on the panel at our ABC Sydney studios:

President of the Senate Scott Ryan

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong

International Human Rights Lawyer Diana Sayed

Executive Director, Centre for Independent Studies Tom Switzer

Defence and security expert Hugh White


Q&A is simulcast LIVE around the country on ABC TV, ABC iview and ABC NEWS on radio.  ABC Australia also broadcasts Q&A in to Asia and the Pacific.


Members of the public can:

Register to be part of the Q&A LIVE studio audience at: abc.net.au/qanda

Submit questions for the panel, also at: abc.net.au/qanda

Contribute to the discussion via Q&A’s Twitter highlights feed, using #qanda

Submit live questions via Twitter using #qanda and @qanda

Follow @qanda on Twitter to receive first-hand updates about the program and panel members.


Q&A is also live streamed on Facebook, Periscope, YouTube and available on the Q&A website.  Viewers can watch the program on Periscope through Twitter while following or joining the Twitter conversation.


*live streaming locally at:

SA 9.05pm; NT 8.05pm; WA 7.35pm


Q&A airs Monday 8 July at 9.35pm AEST*