Australia has begun the longest election campaign in over 50 years.
Amongst the 150 lower house seats up for grabs, the Division of Brisbane stands out as significant. Some commentators have claimed the seat has made Australian political history with two openly gay candidates and one transgender candidate vying for the job.
An upcoming free Politics in the Pub debate at the Brisbane Powerhouse will be attended by all registered candidates for the Division of Brisbane, including Australian Labor Party candidate Pat O’Neill and Liberal Party candidate Trevor Evans, both openly gay; transgender Veterans Party candidate Bridget Clinch; and Greens candidate Kirsten Lovejoy.
In this Q&A style event, all candidates will give a short address to the audience before members of the public will be invited to put their questions to the panel.
The event will be hosted by the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, a program of Communify Queensland, which has hosted Politics in the Pub events for 16 years with each event offering a different issue in which all members of the community can engage in, debate and discuss.
The event will be held on Tuesday May 17 at the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm from 6-8pm. All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event. For more information visit www.communify.org.au.