Are you keen to throw your two cents in when it comes to the Federal Election and preferred leaders? Well, here’s your chance, as news.com.au and Facebook join forces to bring you the country’s first online election leader debate.
The Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, and leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, will go head-to-head in front of both a live and online audience this coming Friday June 17 at 6pm AEST.
The debate will be streamed in real time via Facebook Live on news.com.au website and Facebook page, as well as Facebook’s own Aussie page, so that the Australian population can voice their opinions and participate.
The debate, to be moderated by News Corp Australia columnist and Studio 10 host Joe Hildebrand, will be hosted at Facebook Australia HQ in Sydney.
The leaders will face off in front of a studio audience that will include undecided voters identified by Galaxy Research, as well as more Australians online via the livestream.
Topics to be covered during the debate will be determined by the issues that Aussies have said are really stirring them up right now, determined via a myriad of online polls, including Facebook data research on the most mentioned topics and terms in connection with the 2016 election.
From today news.com.au and Facebook will be calling on all Australians to submit questions they would like to be asked. Those questions will be put to the leaders by Hildebrand on Friday.
“This debate will be different to any you’ve seen before. It is a chance for millions of everyday Australians to not just watch the debate, but to actively participate – by asking questions and giving their instant reactions,” news.com.au managing director Julian Delany said.
News Corp Australia director of corporate affairs and editorial innovation Campbell Reid added, “Importantly, it will centre around the topics that matter to real Australians, not the political elites.
“With the studio audience coming from marginal seats the debate will give true insight into the likely outcome of the election.”
Facebook ANZ MD Stephen Scheeler put his own two cents in, urging Aussies to get involved in the debate.
“Whether it’s posting questions on the news.com.au Facebook Page or watching and interacting with the livestream, we want to connect as many Australians as possible to one of the most important aspects of any election campaign – a leadership debate.”
NEW TRAVEL MARKETING AND PR AGENCY HELM LAUNCHES Specialist team ready to drive industry recovery and promote purpose-led brands post pandemic Senior tourism marketing and communications specialists Andrew Cavallaro and Rachel Jones have joined forces to launch Helm, a new purpose-driven marketing and communications agency supporting like-minded brands.
The latest NGINX campaign is live as The Misfits Media Company, and NGINX creates parodic ‘investigative reporter’ content with Dan Ilic on the streets of Sydney. The Misfits recently partnered with the APAC marketing team at NGINX to take an investigative deep dive into the world of mobile apps as the good, bad and (even) […]
Trade publisher AMT Pty Ltd has announced the acquisition of Radio Today, the Australian media and marketing sector’s go-to source for radio news, analysis, ratings and jobs. AMT currently publishes Radioinfo in Australia & New Zealand, Asia and Africa, and was a key partner in bringing the annual Radiodays conference to Asia. Radio Today will continue to […]
Mediahub Australia has made its most significant restructuring to date, as it positions itself to professionally manage the changing world of broadcast technology and consumer viewing habits. The most significant new appointment, and one of many, is Scott Jolly being promoted to the role of chief operating officer. As COO, Jolly now has full responsibility for the […]
For Melbourne, the past 18 months have been largely dictated by the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns. Despite this, The Trade Desk has managed to establish one of its most successful offices. Here, The Trade Desk lead director, client strategy, Kali Guillas [pictured], explains how the Melbourne office has managed to thrive. We are in a […]
Australian Comedian Hannah Gadsby has slammed Netflix executive, Ted Sarandos after he used Gadsby’s presence on the platform to defend Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special on Netflix. Chappelle’s recent comedy special, The Closer, which debuted on Netflix last week, has been met with backlash, after Chappelle used his special to discuss transgender and gay people, […]
Acast has announced its partnership with Samsung Electronics Australia to produce and distribute the company’s first branded podcast within the Australian market. The Rule Benders podcast will feature conversations with extraordinary Australians who have bent the rules, defied convention, and redefined what is possible. Rule Benders is a six-week branded podcast campaign, with a new […]
DocuSign Australia this week unveils its first work with independent creative agency, Hardhat, encouraging people to ‘Next time, DocuSign’. Spearheading the campaign is an influencer series featuring entrepreneurial business leaders Janine Allis, Jules Jund and Emma Isaacs sharing stories of oversights and slip ups during important business deals. The three ‘That time I screwed up’ […]
Global experience design agency Imagination, has expanded its Sydney team, with the appointment of two new key hires. Ashley Diamond (pictured below), with over 18 years experience across large scale events and broadcast quality content production, joins as project director to continue driving the growth of Imaginations’ largest clients. “The people, the work and the […]
Switch, an award-winning digital agency has announced the appointment of Matt Watson as its technical director. Watson joins Switch at an exciting time as the business focuses on its growth strategy and bringing the best talent in the market to deliver exceptional outcomes for customers. Watson is the most recent talent appointment by Switch, after […]
Rolling Stone Australia publisher The Brag Media has announced that the Sailor Jerry Rolling Stone Australia Awards will be back for a second year in 2022, with a star-studded party to reunite the music industry following extended lockdowns. For the first time, a free live event series will spearhead the return of live music in […]