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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: https://ab.co/1oTzl4n

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

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



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  1. 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. 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. 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!


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