Q&A to broadcast from Lismore

Tony Jones will be bringing Q&A to Lismore in August. Photo supplied

Popular ABC TV talk show Q&A has announced it will be broadcasting live from Lismore on the night Monday of  August 6

Producer Sophie Zoellner  told Echonetdaily, ‘We expect to discuss a range of local and national issues, including perhaps agriculture/farming, development in the area, environmental issues,’ but adding ‘the direction of the show really depends on what the audience want to ask.’

Popular presenter Tony Jones will be travelling to the region for the broadcast.

Two panellists so far confirmed for the program are agriculture minister David Littleproud and his ALP counterpart Joel Fitzgibbon.

Join the studio audience by registering online here:

In the “How did you hear about us” section, write ECHONET DAILY

It is free to attend but be quick – seats fill fast.



3 responses to “Q&A to broadcast from Lismore”

  1. Jimbo J says:

    Oh this will be good as we will get some outback country questions like “Should Flouride be in the drinking water” or “Should we vaccinate our children?” or “Are Free Range eggs good for you?”
    Questions that are not asked in the city.

  2. Rod says:

    Jimbo, II think you should get out more! Really people have the same issues basically, whether it’s city or country, like cost of living and the environment.

  3. Jon says:

    I thought it was a joke! People who accuse the ABC for always picking its leftist audiences and panels will have a field day with this one. The entirety of Lismore is radical far left!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers and is brought to you by this week's sponsors Vast Furniture & Homewares Ballina and Falls Festival Byron Bay.