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.

13 July 2015: **Panellists**: John Hewson, Former leader of the Liberal Party; Amanda Rishworth, South Australian Labor MP; John Stackhouse, Visiting Christian Scholar; Michael Ware, War correspondent and filmmaker; and Alex Oliver, Director, Polling Program, Lowy Institute.
6 July 2015: **Panellists**: Vrasidas Karalis, Professor of Modern Greek; Richard Marles, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; Larissa Waters, Queensland Greens Senator; Trisha Jha, Centre for Independent Studies; and Greg Sheridan, Foreign Affairs Editor, _The Australian_.
29 June 2015: **Panellists**: Lawrence Krauss, Theoretical Physicist & Cosmologist; Anne Aly, Counter Terrorism Expert; Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Opposition Leader; Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner; and Paul Kelly, Editor-at-large _The Australian_.
22 June 2015: **Panellists**: Linda Tirado, American anti-poverty campaigner; Steve Ciobo, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade; Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture; Dee Madigan, Author and advertising director; Grahame Morris, Political strategist; and Antony Hegarty, Singer of Antony and The Johnsons.
18 June 2015: **Panellists**: Professor Dennis Altman, Gay rights activist and author; Paul Capsis, Entertainer; Julie McCrossin, Broadcaster and journalist; Fred Nile, Conservative Morals Campaigner; Julia Doulman, Transgender Woman; and Katherine Hudson, Founder, Wear it Purple.
15 June 2015: **Panellists**: Bronwyn Bishop, Speaker of the House of Representatives; Luca Belgiorno-Nettis, Founder, The newDemocracy Foundation; Noel Pearson, Chairman, Cape York Partnership; Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission; and Bret Walker, Magna Carta Committee.
8 June 2015: **Panellists**: Christine Forster, City of Sydney Councillor; Dr Cornel West, Scholar and Poet; Philip Ruddock, Special Envoy for Citizenship; Katy Gallagher, Senator for the Australian Capital Territory; and Bates Gill, CEO of US Studies Centre.
1 June 2015: **Panellists**: Josh Frydenberg, Assistant Treasurer; Anthony Albanese, Shadow Infrastructure Minister; Jack Charles, Indigenous elder, actor and activist; Miriam Lyons, Co-author of _Governomics_; and Judith Sloan, Businesswoman, Academic and Columnist.
25 May 2015: **Panellist**: Joe Hockey, Treasurer.
18 May 2015: **Panellists**: Norman Doidge, Psychiatrist and Author of The Brain's Way of Healing; Caitlin Doughty, Mortician and Author of _Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematorium_; Douglas Coupland, Visual Artist and Author of _Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture_; Mohsin Hamid, Author of …
11 May 2015: **Panellists**: Clive Palmer, Leader of the Palmer United Party; Christian Porter, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister; Nakkiah Lui, Playwright; Jason Clare, Shadow Communications Minister; and Jennifer Hewett, Political journalist.
4 May 2015: **Panellists**: Peter Singer, Renowned philosopher and ethicist; Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment; Mark Butler, Shadow Minister for Environment; Amanda Vanstone, Former Liberal Senator; and Adrienne Truscott, Comedian, writer, dancer and circus performer.
27 April 2015: **Panellists**: Arthur Sinodinos, Liberal Senator; Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Opposition Leader; Tim Fischer, Former Deputy Prime Minister and author; Carolyn Holbrook, Author and academic; and Tom Porteous, Deputy Program Director, Human Rights Watch.
20 April 2015: **Panellists**: Derryn Hinch, Journalist and media personality; Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment; Anna Burke, Former Speaker of the House; Dave Hughes, Comedian and Broadcaster; and Jane Burns, CEO of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Center.
13 April 2015: **Panellists**: Peter Greste, Foreign correspondent for Al Jazeera; Mitch Fifield, Assistant Minister for Social Services; Alannah MacTiernan, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development & Infrastructure; Malarndirri McCarthy, Executive Producer, NITV News; and Su McCluskey, CEO of the Regional Australia Institute.
6 April 2015: **Panellists**: Nana Mouskouri, Internationally acclaimed singer; Kelly O'Dwyer, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; and Ed Husic, Labor Member for Chifley; Michael Stutchbury, Editor-in-Chief of _The Australian Financial Review_; and Van Badham, Playwright and Columnist for _The Guardian Australia_.
30 March 2015: **Panellists**: Christopher Pyne, Education Minister; Penny Wong, Opposition Leader in the Senate; Brian Schmidt, Nobel Prize Winning Astrophysicist; Ruby Wax, Comedian and author; and Michael Franti, Musician, filmmaker and humanitarian.
23 March 2015: **Panellists**: Fiona Nash, Nationals Senator for NSW; Joel Fitzgibbon, Shadow Minister for Agriculture; Troy Cassar-Daley, Award-winning Country Musician; Robyn Clubb, Treasurer, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and Orchardist; and Rob Cook, Fourth generation cattleman.
16 March 2015: **Panellists**: Joe Hockey, Treasurer; Chris Bowen, Shadow Treasurer; Cassandra Goldie, Head of Australian Council of Social Service; Kate Carnell, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; and John Daley, CEO Grattan Institute.
9 March 2015: To celebrate 40 years of IWD, we have a special Q&A; with guest host Annabel Crabb. **Panellists**: Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Germaine Greer, Feminist icon and provocateur; Roxane Gay, Writer, editor and bad feminist; Holly Kramer, CEO, Best & Less; and Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Founder of …