In a few weeks Australia Votes for a new Prime Minster so this means a debate has to be had. The First Debate will air on Multichannels for all 3 networks.
Seven News will broadcast live the first leaders’ debate of the federal election campaign on 7TWO this Sunday from 6.30pm.
The special 90-minute broadcast will be hosted by Melissa Doyle and Seven News political editor Mark Riley.
Viewers can have their say in real time with the 7News Viewer Vote, thanks to Seven News’ unique arrangement with global interactive platform iPowow.
Viewer votes will be tracked on-screen throughout the debate.
To participate in 7News Viewer Vote:
1. Download or update the free 7NEWS app for your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
2. Enter the Viewer Vote button and enter your region.
3. Turn on Viewer Vote notifications so you are alerted when voting opens.
4. Watch 7TWO on Sunday from 6.30pm to participate and watch the results unfold in real-time.
t’s the clash voters and viewers have been waiting for: Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott, head to head, in the first televised debate of the 2013 Federal Election campaign.
It’s their pitch for the top job, and you can see The Great Debate live and commercial-free on GEM at 6.30pm AEST on Sunday night, in the run-up to the action from the fourth Ashes test.
Viewers in Perth will see the debate from 4.30pm, LIVE on Nine. Hosted by Karl Stefanovic, The Great Debate sees the return of The Worm, and a studio audience of 100 undecided voters who will give their verdict on the performance of the two candidates.
There will be expert analysis from Nine’s Political Editor Laurie Oakes, along with former Rudd adviser Lachlan Harris and Coalition veteran Amanda Vanstone.
Viewers will be able to watch their comments and questions going to air during the debate via Twitter, using the hashtag: #YouDecide9
Darren Wick, Nine’s Director of News and Current Affairs, said: “This is the first chance voters have to see the two leaders go head to head, and it could cost either of them precious votes. We’re giving viewers a real chance to be part of the debate.
“We expect #YouDecide9 to be trending on Twitter as Mr Rudd and Mr Abbott speak. Comments and questions will go to air live during the debate. And we’re very pleased to welcome back The Worm. It’s a toss-up who the politicians fear the most, The Worm or Laurie Oakes, and we’ll have both with us on the night to give their verdict.”
Host Karl Stefanovic said: “This will be brutal, it will be bloody, and the decision of The Worm will be final. There’s no use for a decision review system in this game.”
The debate will also be streamed live at youdecide9.ninemsn.com.au.
Ten will air The debate on One
As Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott square off in the first live debate of the election campaign, only on ONE will you be able tell us – and them – who you #Believe.
ONE is partnering with Twitter to run a live poll during the debate, with viewers able to use Twitter to tell us whether they #BelieveRudd or #BelieveAbbott.
ONE will show, on screen, how the candidates are tracking during the debate and who “Tweeters” have declared most believable.
Viewers comments made via Twitter, will also be shown on air.