SA Election: Weatherill And Marshall Meet In Televised Forum

With the South Australian state election just eleven days away, the party leaders have met in a televised forum.

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The one-hour encounter between Labor Premier Jay Weatherill and Liberal Opposition Leader Steven Marshall was shown on Sky News and moderated by Kieran Gilbert. The leaders took questions from an audience of purportedly undecided voters chosen by a polling company.

The Labor government now led by Weatherill was first elected in February 2002 under the leadership of Mike Rann who won two more elections and served as Premier until October 2011. Marshall is a first term parliamentarian who became Liberal leader in February last year. [Read more…]


Kevin Rudd And Tony Abbott National Press Club Debate

One month out from the federal election, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott have met in a televised debate at the National Press Club.

The debate was moderated by David Speers from Sky News. The panel of journalists consisted of Lyndal Curtis (ABC), Peter Hartcher (Fairfax) and Simon Benson (News Corporation).

This page contains the full transcript, audio and video of the debate. There are 11 ABC videos of the debate, by question. [Read more…]


2001 Federal Election: John Howard And Kim Beazley Leaders’ Debate

This is the transcript of the nationally televised Leaders’ Debate in the 2001 Federal Election.

Liberal Prime Minister John Howard was seeking his third term, having been elected in 1996 and re-elected in 1998.

Opposition Leader Kim Beazley was contesting his second election as Labor Party leader.

The debate was moderated by Channel 9’s Ray Martin. [Read more…]


Howard And Beazley In 1998 Election Debate

Prime Minister John Howard and Opposition Leader Kim Beazley have debated each other on national television.

The debate took place on Channel 9. It was hosted by Ray Martin.

  • Listen to the Election Debate (59m)

Transcript of Howard-Beazley 1998 election debate. [Read more…]


1996 Federal Election: Keating-Howard Television Debate

Prime Minister Paul Keating and Opposition Leader John Howard met in a televised debate on February 11, 1996.

This is the Channel 9 video of the debate. It is hosted by Ray Martin. [Read more…]


Leaders’ Debate: 1984 Federal Election

The two major party leaders met in a televised election debate on November 26, 1984, five days before the election.

Prime Minister Bob Hawke (ALP) debated Opposition Leader Andrew Peacock (Liberal) in a debate moderated by Ken Randall, the president of the National Press Club.

A panel of journalists asked questions: Michelle Grattan, Robert Haupt, Richard Carleton, Peter Bowers, Laurie Oakes and Ken Begg. [Read more…]