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Listen to audio from this event here (mp3, 25mb, 1 hour). We’ll publish a video early this week.

As our cities get more crowded, our transport infrastructure ages, and climate change brings new challenges, transport looms large as a knotty policy issue. What is happening at the cutting edge of public transport, and clean car technology? What’s the state of Australia’s public transport systems and road transport network – and why do we always have to choose one over the other?

Question time

When you think ‘question time’, perhaps you picture rowdy politicians cussing each other out. But in our new series, we’re putting the dignity back into proceedings … along with a generous amount of time. It’s one full hour of pure Q&A between you, our audience, moderator Madeleine Morris, and a panel of experts in the evening’s chosen field of inquiry. Get informed about the key issues of our time, in the lead-up to the Victorian state election.

This programme, Question time will tackle three critical topics: renewable energy, jobs of the future, and the always-fraught issue of transport, now and into the future. BYO hot potatoes and burning questions.

Hosted by Madeleine Morris.

Presented in partnership with Arts House.


Angharad Wynne-Jones

Angharad Wynne-Jones is creative producer at Arts House, City of Melbourne, a contemporary performance centre in Melbourne. She is also director of TippingPoint Australia, developing international and local projects with artists, scientists and communities energising the cultural response to climate... Read more

Madeleine Morris

Madeleine Morris is a Melbourne-based reporter for ABC television’s 7.30. She was formerly a presenter for the BBC in London and reported from dozens of countries before returning to her native Australia. She is the author of Guilt-Free Bottle-Feeding: Why Your Formula-Fed Baby Can Grow ... Read more

John Stone

John Stone is lecturer in transport planning at the University of Melbourne. His research has identified many opportunities for more effective and efficient public transport in Australian cities through better service coordination and more efficient network design. He is currently pursuing opportuni... Read more

Amandine Denis

Amandine Denis is head of research at ClimateWorks Australia. She was a key analyst on the Low Carbon Growth Plan for Australia, and authored the Cost of Delay report which quantified forecast financial losses from delaying implementation of the Low Carbon Growth Plan activities. She also led the re... Read more

John Daley

John Daley is the inaugural chief executive of Grattan Institute, which provides independent, rigorous and practical solutions to Australia’s most pressing public policy issues. The current programs of Grattan Institute focus on productivity growth, cities, school education, tertiary education, en... Read more


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