QA

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Q&A; is a television discussion program that focuses mostly on politics but ranges across all of the big issues that set Australians thinking, talking and debating. It is driven by interaction: Q&A; provides a rare opportunity for Australian citizens to directly question and hold to account politicians and key opinion leaders in a national public forum.

1 February 2016: **Panellists** : David Morrison, 2016 Australian of the Year; Gordian Fulde, 2016 Senior Australian of the Year; Catherine Keenan, Australia's Local Hero 2016; Stan Grant, Sky News International Editor; and Manal Younus, 2016 SA Finalist Young Australian of the Year.
23 November 2015: **Panellists**: Christian Porter, Minister for Social Services; Nova Peris, Labor Senator, Northern Territory; Michael Fuller, Assistant Commissioner, NSW Police; Cathy Humphreys, Professor of Social Work at University of Melbourne; and Moo Baulch, CEO of Domestic Violence NSW.
23 November 2015: **Panellists**: Yanis Varoufakis, Former finance minister of Greece; Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment; Geraldine Brooks, Author and journalist; Anthony Albanese, Shadow Infrastructure Minister; Judith Sloan, Businesswoman, Academic and Columnist; and Tasneem Chopra, Chair, Australian Muslim Women's Centre for Human Rights.
16 November 2015: **Panellists**: Christophe Lecourtier, French Ambassador to Australia; Christopher Pyne, Industry, Innovation and Science Minister; Kate Ellis, Shadow Minister for Education and Early Childhood; Nick Xenophon, South Australia Independent Senator; Andrew MacLeod, Former UN Official; and Holly Ransom, Entrepreneur and Youth Advocate.
9 November 2015: **Panellists**: Andrew Denton, Journalist and Broadcaster; Karen Hitchcock, Author and doctor, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne; Ralph McConaghy, Palliative care doctor, Wesley Hospital Brisbane; Ana Lamaro, Retired homoeopath & psychotherapist, responding to living with cancer; and Rodney Syme, Melbourne doctor and vice-president of Dying with Dignity Victoria.Network.
2 November 2015: **Panellists**: Paul Ehrlich, Internationally renowned ecologist and biologist; Simon Birmingham, Minister for Education; Tony Burke, Shadow Finance Minister; Wendy Harmer, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster and Publisher; and Dai Le, Founder, Diverse Australasian Women's Network.
26 October 2015: **Panellists**: Fiona Nash, Rural Health Minister; Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture; Jan Thomas, Vice-Chancellor and President University of Southern Queensland; Paul Antonio, Mayor of Toowoomba; and Katie Noonan, Singer-songwriter.
12 October 2015: **Panellists**: Sheikh Wesam Charkawi, Muslim chaplain and community leader; Ken Wyatt, Assistant Minister for Health; Lisa Singh, Tasmanian Labor Senator; Adam Bandt, Greens Member for Melbourne; and Tania de Jong, Soprano and Entrepreneur.
5 October 2015: **Panellists**: Professor Ian Hickie, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney; Wayne Schwass, Former AFL star and mental health advocate; Professor Pat Dudgeon, Australian Indigenous Psychologist's Association; Fay Jackson, Deputy Commissioner, NSW Mental Health Commission; and Dr Roderick McKay, Director, NSW Institute of Psychiatry.
28 Septembert 2015: **Panellists**: Barnaby Joyce, Minister for Agriculture and Water; Catherine King, Shadow Health Minister; David Marr, Journalist and commentator; Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art; and John Roskam, Executive Director, Institute of Public Affair
21 Septembert 2015: **Panellists**: Bill Shorten, Leader of the Australian Labor Party.
14 Septembert 2015: **Panellists**: Joan Baez, Singer, songwriter and social activist; John Hewson, Former leader of the Liberal Party; Terri Butler, Labor Member for Griffith; Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia; and Rowan Dean, Editor, _Spectator Australia_.
7 Septembert 2015: **Panellists**: Mike Baird, NSW Premier; Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer; Helen Joyce, International editor of _The Economist_; Geoffrey Robertson, International human rights lawyer; and Catherine Livingstone, President of the Business Council of Australia.
31 August 2015: **Panellists**: Naomi Klein, Author, _This Changes Everything_; Miroslav Volf, Christian theologian and author; Tariq Ali, British Pakistani author and political campaigner; Laurie Penny, Writer and journalist; and Tom Switzer, Host of _Between the Lines_.
24 August 2015: **Panellists**: Anna Bligh, Former Queensland Premier; Peter Reith, Former Howard Government Minister; Tony Windsor, Former Independent MP; Louise Adler, CEO of Melbourne University Publishing; and Annabel Crabb, Political reporter and author.
17 August 2015: **Panellists**: Richard Di Natale, Leader of The Australian Greens; Kelly O'Dwyer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Sam Dastyari, Labor Senator; Brendan O'Neill, British Editor, _spiked_; and Katy Faust, Traditional marriage advocate.
10 August 2015: **Panellists**: Chris Hadfield, Former Commander of the International Space Station; Anne Summers, Author _The Misogyny Factor_; Josh Frydenberg, Assistant Treasurer; Sharon Bird, Shadow Minister for Vocational Education; and Joe Hildebrand, News Ltd columnist and Co-host of Studio 10.
3 August 2015: **Panellists**: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist & Science Communicator; Ranjana Srivastava, Oncologist and Author; Adam Spencer, Broadcaster and Maths Geek; and Beth Fulton, Mathematician and Marine Scientist, CSIRO.
27 July 2015: **Panellists**: Annastacia Palaszczuk, Premier of Queensland; Archbishop Mark Coleridge, Catholic Archbishop of Brisbane; Ron Boswell, Former Nationals Senator; and Anne Tiernan, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University; and Monica Bradley, Innovation strategist.
20 July 2015: **Panellists**: Tim Fischer, Former Deputy Prime Minister and author; Alan Jones, Radio Broadcaster; Jacqui Lambie, Independent Senator for Tasmania; Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Environment; and Katherine Teh- White, Managing director, Futureye.