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I just saw this on FB and was coming to ask what on earth this was about? Patricia being very OTT for the host of a serious ABC news panel show…

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Sorry but how can it clear itself of any biases ? Shouldn’t that have been done under an independent review ? Just seems weird.

Not saying ther they provided any bias per say but I thought an independent review would have been much better for this?


ABC NEWS is pleased to announce Patricia Karvelas will return as Q+A anchor in 2024.

Karvelas will lead the conversation as citizens put their questions to local and international politicians and thought leaders.

She will also continue to present RN Breakfast three or five days a week, depending on the Q+A schedule.

Patricia Karvelas:

Q+A is the town hall. It’s the only program bringing together a range of guests to debate the big issues where ordinary people – not journalists or insiders – can come along and ask questions of powerful people.

“I thrive on big and difficult conversations and I’m excited and privileged to take on the role of host of this iconic ABC program in 2024.

“A show like Q+A should constantly be evolving to meet the needs of Australians and that’s what I’m committed to doing.

RN Breakfast is the agenda-setting long-form audio interview program that brings me so much joy. I’m delighted to combine my love of radio and TV at the ABC.”

Justin Stevens, ABC Director, News:

“Having a journalist of Patricia Karvelas’s calibre leading these two key programs is terrific for the ABC and for audiences.

“Patricia’s an exceptional communicator with a rare ability to cut through complex issues and make them clear.

“She’s an independent thinker who brings ethical and intellectual rigour to her journalism.”

Q+A returns on Monday 19 February 2024, simulcast LIVE around the country on ABC TV, ABC iview and ABC NEWS on radio and into Asia and the Pacific on ABC Australia.

Isn’t ABC ombudsman independent enough? She only reports to the ABC board.

Of course if the complainants are not happy with the ombudsman’s findings, they can always take the case to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

I cannot believe the ABC are continuing with this show next year.


The program has been cut back to 24 episodes next year.


This show isn’t doing the ABC any favours. Jist be done with it.

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Returns 19 February 9:30 pm

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Monday 19 February, 2024

This week, when Q+A returns on Monday night, we ask a simple question: who can you trust?

Can you trust your supermarket? What about your bank?

With cost-of-living pressures crunching and major conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine dominating the headlines, do you trust our politicians to make a difference?

In America, Donald Trump is riding that wave of distrust on a journey he hopes will eject Joe Biden from the White House. But with big questions around both candidates, cultural figures like Taylor Swift – arriving in Australia this week – are influencing people in a way politicians can only dream.

Q+A is live from Melbourne on Monday, February 19 at 9.35pm AEDT.

On the Panel

Malarndirri McCarthy
Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians & Indigenous Health

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy is a Yanyuwa Garrawa woman from the Gulf country in the Northern Territory. Senator McCarthy was elected to the Northern Territory Assembly as the Member for Arnhem in 2005 and held several ministerial portfolios. Senator McCarthy’s focus is to bring communities together and ensure more Indigenous Australians can live longer, healthier and happier lives.

Julian Leeser
Liberal Member for Berowra

Julian Leeser was elected as the Member for Berowra, in Sydney’s north, at the 2016 election. Until April 2023 he was shadow attorney general and shadow minister for Indigenous Australians.

Geraldine Brooks
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Journalist

Australian-born Geraldine Brooks was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her novel March and has worked for the Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans.

Gideon Rachman
Chief Foreign Affairs Columnist, Financial Times

Gideon writes a weekly column and hosts a podcast for the Financial Times and is a past winner of the Orwell Prize for journalism and of the European Press Prize. Gideon is the author of three books on global politics - most recently, “Age of the Strongman”.

Jelena Dokic
Tennis Champion & Broadcaster

Jelena Dokic has had a storied and well-documented life and tennis career both on and off the court. She now pours her efforts into commentary and TV work for Channel 9 and Tennis Australia, and regularly presents as a motivational speaker across the country, speaking on topics which include resilience, mental health and empowerment.

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— ABC News (@abcnews) February 17, 2024

I’d much rather they spend the money on more local news and current affairs stories and an expanded Media Watch, something people actually want and consume.

100%. Media Watch needs to be doubled in length and funding. The Listening Post on Al Jazeera English is very good. That show runs for half an hour once a week and it’s a really good critique of how the news is covered worldwide.

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Agree. Adding additional staff to the 7pm news should be a priority.

Cannot believe this show is continuing on.

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Media7 was always half an hour long when it ran on TVNZ7, and I think it might even have extended to an hour for a point. Mediawatch on RNZ varies in length but is usually around 30 minutes also.

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