Barrie Cassidy - Insiders

This is an archived copy of an event that has already passed. It is online for informational purposes only.
  • Date:
  • Location: The J Theatre, Noosa Junction 4567 Queensland
The Noosa Weekend Festival program can be downloaded via

What will it take for Julia Gillard to be returned? Or will Tony Abbott be PM? And what sort of Government will he lead?

Federal politics for the past three years has been tough, personal, ugly and unedifying. Despite scandals and challenges, the minority Gillard Government has survived so far. Now a Federal election is set for September 14.

Once again veteran political observer Barrie Cassidy, host of ABC 1’s Insiders and author of The Party Thieves, brings to Noosa a team of Canberra observers with intimate knowledge of our leaders, their policies, election strategies and the polls:

Dennis Atkins, national affairs editor for The Courier-Mail where he writes Party Games, which analyses and laughs at the antics of our Federal politicians;

Nikki Sava, journalist; author of So Greek: Confessions of a conservative leftie; press secretary to Peter Costello, adviser to John Howard; and now columnist for The Australian; and,

George Megalogenis, author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, and most recently The Australian Moment; number-cruncher; freelance journalist and these days Meganomics blogger.

What do their crystal balls tell them. What will it take for Julia Gillard to be returned? And what would a post-2013 Gillard Government look like? Or will Tony Abbott be PM? And if so, what sort of Government will he lead?

Barrie Cassidy - Insiders
11.30am Monday 17 June
The J Theatre (ph: 5474 2544)
$85 - Forum and Lunch*
$35 - Forum only $25 - Pensioners and Students (Forum only)
90 minutes – Forum (plus additional 90 minutes Lunch)
* Following Forum event at The J, opportunity to join Forum Speaker/s over a 2 course lunch with glass of wine at Outrigger Little Hastings Street, Resort and Spa – Numbers strictly limited to 40 people.

Noosa Long Weekend Festival :
PO Box 2200, Noosa Heads
07 5474 9941
07 5474 9940
Noosa Long Weekend Festival

Map Location ( get directions )

The J Theatre, Noosa Junction

All Sunshine Coast events, gigs, functions etc... onsite are correct as per information provided at time of uploading, please always verify times or dates directly with the venues to avoid disappointment.