List of Q&A panelists

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Q&A is an Australian television program, broadcast on ABC hosted by news journalist Tony Jones. Each episode usually consists of five panellists, usually one current Federal Labor politician, one current Federal Liberal–National Coalition politician, and three other politicians (current or former), authors, journalists, or personalities. However, there are a few notable exceptions to the panels, as shown in the tables below.

Season 1: 2008[edit]

This was the first season of the program, comprising 20 episodes. The most any one person appeared in this series was twice. The first episode featured Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as the only guest, and was announced as a one-off special. However, on episode 19, Q&A again featured just one panellist, the new leader of the Liberal Party Malcolm Turnbull, who had won a leadership ballot just 9 days before.

Season 1
Episode Date Panellists
Labor Coalition Others
1 22 May 2008 Kevin Rudd
2 29 May 2008 Tanya Plibersek Tony Abbott Bob Brown
Warren Mundine
Louise Adler
3 5 June 2008 Tony Burke Julie Bishop Randa Abdel-Fattah
Stephen Mayne
Greg Sheridan
4 12 June 2008 Joel Fitzgibbon George Brandis
Pru Goward
Kate Crawford
Charles Firth
5 19 June 2008 Chris Bowen Christopher Pyne Cheryl Kernot
Nick Adams
Julia Zemiro
6 26 June 2008 Bill Shorten Greg Hunt Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
Tim Blair
Angela Conway
7 3 July 2008 Nicola Roxon Joe Hockey Marcia Langton
Peter van Onselen
Miriam Lyons
8 10 July 2008 Craig Emerson Helen Coonan Christine Milne
Andrew Bolt
Linda Jaivin
9 17 July 2008 Lindsay Tanner Alexander Downer David Marr
Angela Shanahan
Rose Jackson
10 24 July 2008 Mark Arbib Barnaby Joyce Nick Xenophon
Heather Ridout
Christine Jackman
11 31 July 2008 Penny Wong Malcolm Turnbull Tim Flannery
Catherine Harris
Tim Wilson
12 7 August 2008 Peter Garrett Bronwyn Bishop Julian Morrow
Megan Davis
Imre Salusinszky
13 14 August 2008 Bob Carr Julie Bishop Germaine Greer
Greg Sheridan
Marcus Westbury
14 21 August 2008 Anthony Albanese George Brandis Blanche d'Alpuget
Cindy Pan
Grahame Morris
15 28 August 2008 Craig Emerson Sharman Stone John Pilger
Peter Hartcher
Rebecca Weisser
16 4 September 2008 Bill Shorten Christopher Pyne
Kerry Chikarovski
Eric Beecher
Jane Caro
17 11 September 2008 Tanya Plibersek Nick Minchin Mungo MacCallum
Tim Wilson
Linda Jaivin
18 18 September 2008 Maxine McKew Tony Abbott Waleed Aly
Margaret Fitzherbert
Robert Manne
19 25 September 2008 Malcolm Turnbull
20 2 October 2008 Nicola Roxon Peter Costello Cheryl Kernot
David Marr
Tom Switzer

Season 2: 2009[edit]

This was the second season of the program, totalling 16 episodes. As with season one, no panellist appeared in this season more than twice. Episode 7 of this series was broadcast live from Melbourne, the first time the program was filmed outside its Ultimo studio in Sydney. Episode 14 was also broadcast from another location, this time from the National Museum of Australia in Canberra for an Australian federal budget special with the finance minister and shadow treasurer.

Season 2
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 12 February 2009 Peter Cosgrove
Fiona Wood
Tania Major
Tim Flannery
Jonty Bush
Australians of the Year special
2 19 February 2009 Wayne Swan Joe Hockey
Kate Carnell
Christine Milne
Paul Howes
The Economy
3 26 February 2009 Bill Shorten Christopher Pyne Jonathan Biggins
Leslie Cannold
Sabrina Houssami
4 6 March 2009 Lindsay Tanner Peter Costello Geoff Cousins
Rebecca Weisser
Sally Warhaft
5 12 March 2009 Maxine McKew Scott Morrison John Symond
Tanveer Ahmed
Noeline Brown
6 19 March 2009 Kate Ellis Tony Abbott Peter Kennedy
Bettina Arndt
Bruce Wolpe
7 26 March 2009 Stephen Conroy Greg Hunt Andrew Bolt
Louise Adler
Susan Carland
Melbourne broadcast
8 2 April 2009 Tanya Plibersek George Brandis Satyajit Das
Dennis Altman
Rachel Fry
9 9 April 2009 Tony Burke Helen Coonan
John Hewson
Jane Caro
Andrew Boe
10 16 April 2009 Chris Bowen Sophie Mirabella Catherine Deveny
John Elliott
Stephen Crittenden
11 23 April 2009 Craig Emerson Julie Bishop David Marr
Cindy Pan
P. J. O'Rourke
12 30 April 2009 Peter Garrett Barnaby Joyce
Pru Goward
Wesley Enoch
Sarah Hanson-Young
13 7 May 2009 Mark Arbib Sharman Stone Guy Rundle
Greg Sheridan
Randa Abdel-Fattah
14 14 May 2009 Lindsay Tanner Joe Hockey Geoff Cousins
Mischa Schubert
Elizabeth Ann MacGregor
Budget special from Canberra
15 21 May 2009 Penny Wong Tony Abbott Bob Ellis
Sue Cato
Wendy Machin
16 28 May 2009 Kate Ellis Brendan Nelson William McInnes
Peter Holmes à Court
Miriam Lyons

Season 3: 2009[edit]

The third season of Q&A began on 23 July 2009. Episode 6 was broadcast from the Melbourne Writers Festival with three writers on the panel. Episode 10 was broadcast from Adelaide. Episode 11 had no politician on the panel.

Season 3
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 23 July 2009 Nicola Roxon Nick Minchin Julian Morrow
Jessica Brown
Charlie Teo
2 30 July 2009 Anna Bligh George Brandis David Penberthy
Tania Major
Simon Sheikh
3 6 August 2009 Julia Gillard Malcolm Turnbull Sara Haghdoosti
Mitch Grady
Linden Brownley
Youth special
4 13 August 2009 Craig Emerson Christopher Pyne Sharan Burrow
Piers Akerman
Indira Naidoo
5 20 August 2009 Maxine McKew Tony Smith Felicity Hampel
Anthony LaPaglia
Candy Bowers
6 27 August 2009 Lindsay Tanner Tony Abbott Richard Flanagan
Kamila Shamsie
Tara June Winch
Melbourne Writers Festival special
7 3 September 2009 Tony Burke Bill Heffernan Helen Liddell
Tim Wilson
Anne Summers
8 10 September 2009 Geoff Gallop Sophie Mirabella John Marsden
Anthony Ackroyd
Melinda Tankard Reist
9 17 September 2009 Tanya Plibersek Joe Hockey Thomas Keneally
Larissa Behrendt
John Roskam
10 24 September 2009 Kate Ellis Alexander Downer Natasha Stott Despoja
Peter Sutton
Megan Lloyd
Adelaide broadcast
11 1 October 2009 Christopher Hitchens
Waleed Aly
Frank Brennan
Anne Henderson
Sally Warhaft
Spirituality special
12 8 October 2009 Belinda Neal Cory Bernardi Germaine Greer
Todd Sampson
Janet Albrechtsen
13 15 October 2009 Anthony Albanese Christopher Pyne Alexei Sayle
Deepa Gupta
Nikki Williams
14 22 October 2009 Craig Emerson Peter Dutton Louise Adler
Annabel Crabb
John Elliott
15 29 October 2009 Bill Shorten Tony Abbott Bettina Arndt
Catherine Deveny
Jonathan Biggins
16 5 November 2009 Maxine McKew
Graham Richardson
Joe Hockey
Kerry Chikarovski
David Marr

Season 4: 2010[edit]

The fourth season of Q&A began on 8 February 2010, and will be a full season consisting of 40 episodes on the new night, Monday, on ABC1. Episode 1 was broadcast from Old Parliament House, Canberra, with an audience of 16- to 25-year-olds. Episode 4 was broadcast from the Adelaide Festival of Arts, and had a total of 6 panellists making it the largest panel in the program's history. The following episode also had 6 panellists.

Episode 9 featured Opposition Leader Tony Abbott as the only panellist. Episode 12 was a 'politician-free' episode, where no current or former politicians were on the panel. Also in episode 12, a Twitter feed was introduced, where selected tweets discussing Q&A are shown on screen. Episode 18 featured six panellists and was broadcast from Casula in south west Sydney. On episode 24, Tanya Plibersek became the first panellist to appear on Q&A more than twice in one season (only if you consider 2009's programmes to be two seasons - both Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey appeared four times in the full year of 2009 with five other panellists appeared three times that year).

Episode 27 and 28 each featured the two leaders alone on the panel, in the final two episodes before the election. Episode 29 was the first episode following the election, and was controversial in that at the last minute Julia Gillard pulled Mark Arbib from appearing on the panel, and an empty chair was left on the panel for the entire episode. Episode 30 was broadcast from the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Episode 37 featured former Prime Minister John Howard as the only panellist, co-inciding with the launch of his memoirs, Lazarus Rising. Episode 38 was the first time the program was broadcast from Western Australia in Perth.

Nick Minchin was originally supposed to be the Coalition panellist on the season finale, but bad weather prohibited his plane from landing in Sydney on time. Minchin was replaced on the panel by George Brandis.

Season 4
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 8 February 2010 Kevin Rudd Prime Minister
2 15 February 2010 Lindsay Tanner Barnaby Joyce Satyajit Das
Melinda Tankard Reist
Rebecca Huntley
3 22 February 2010 Tanya Plibersek Malcolm Turnbull Mungo MacCallum
John Roskam
Jane Caro
4 1 March 2010 Peter Garrett Christopher Pyne Eddie Perfect
Paul Grabowsky
Jin Xing
Rhoda Roberts
Adelaide Festival special
5 8 March 2010 Tony Burke Julie Bishop Patrick McGorry
Richard Dawkins
Steve Fielding
Jacqueline Ninio
Veronica Brady
6 15 March 2010 Bill Shorten Peter Dutton Miranda Devine
Catherine Deveny
Waleed Aly
7 22 March 2010 Nicola Roxon Greg Hunt John Doyle
Valerie Amos
Tim Wilson
8 29 March 2010 Craig Emerson
Graham Richardson
Kelly O'Dwyer Nick McKim
Sue Cato
9 5 April 2010 Tony Abbott Leader of the Opposition
10 12 April 2010 Tanya Plibersek Joe Hockey Jeffrey L. Bleich
Lucy Turnbull
Greg Sheridan
11 19 April 2010 Bob Carr Scott Morrison Heather Ridout
Simon Sheikh
Shimrit Nothman
12 26 April 2010 Germaine Greer
Peter Cosgrove
Peter FitzSimons
Henry Reynolds
Alison Creagh
ANZAC Day special
13 3 May 2010 Penny Wong Nick Minchin John Symond
Christine Milne
Paul Howes
14 10 May 2010 Brendan O'Connor Sophie Mirabella Kaiser Kuo
Helen Razer
Brett Solomon
15 17 May 2010 Lindsay Tanner Joe Hockey Budget special
16 24 May 2010 Malcolm Fraser
Peter Carey
Lionel Shriver
John Ralston Saul
Marcia Langton
Authors special
17 31 May 2010 Maxine McKew Cory Bernardi Miriam Lyons
Clare Bowditch
Mitchell Grady
18 7 June 2010 Chris Bowen Scott Morrison
Pru Goward
Kevin Sheedy
Samah Hadid
Heath Ducker
Casula broadcast
19 14 June 2010 Peter Garrett Helen Coonan David Marr
Peter Singer
Jayashri Kulkarni
20 21 June 2010 Craig Emerson
Graham Richardson
Malcolm Turnbull Sarah Hanson-Young
Jessica Brown
21 28 June 2010 Bill Shorten Barnaby Joyce Magda Szubanski
Harold Mitchell
Janet Albrechtsen
Christine Wallace
The Gillard Coup
22 5 July 2010 Tony Burke George Brandis Annabel Crabb
Cheryl Kernot
Grahame Morris
23 12 July 2010 Chris Evans Christopher Pyne John Elliott
Scott Ludlam
Felicity Hampel
Lenore Taylor
24 19 July 2010 Tanya Plibersek Julie Bishop Piers Akerman
Waleed Aly
Bruce Hawker
25 26 July 2010 Penny Wong
Graham Richardson
Malcolm Turnbull Christine Milne
Tom Switzer
26 2 August 2010 Craig Emerson Peter Dutton
Barnaby Joyce
Madonna King
Larissa Waters
Brisbane broadcast
27 9 August 2010 Julia Gillard Prime Minister
28 12 August 2010 Tony Burke Scott Morrison Bob Brown
Dr Suvendrini Perera
John Elliott
Population special
29 16 August 2010 Tony Abbott Casula broadcast
30 23 August 2010 Mark Arbib
Graham Richardson
Malcolm Turnbull Janet Albrechtsen
Sarah Hanson-Young
Tony Windsor
31 30 August 2010 Malcolm Fraser
Jessica Rudd
John Keane
Christine Wallace
Chris Berg
Melbourne Writers Festival special
32 6 September 2010 Peter Beattie Nick Minchin Bob Katter
Christine Milne
Rebecca Huntley
33 13 September 2010 Tanya Plibersek Warren Truss Sarah Hanson-Young
Clive Palmer
Lenore Taylor
34 20 September 2010 Chris Bowen Christopher Pyne Craig Reucassel
Helen McCabe
Leslie Cannold
35 27 September 2010 Stephen Conroy Sophie Mirabella Rob Oakeshott
Fiona Patten
Mungo MacCallum
36 4 October 2010 Tariq Ali
Geoffrey Robertson
Lenore Skenazy
Ratih Hardjono
Paul Kelly
Festival of Dangerous Ideas special
(Sydney Opera House)
37 11 October 2010 Mark Arbib Kelly O'Dwyer Roy Masters
Geoff Lawson
Lisa Forrest
Sports special
38 18 October 2010 Mike Kelly Greg Hunt Tim Flannery
Jennifer Marohasy
Bruce Guthrie
Jennifer Hewett
39 25 October 2010 John Howard Former Prime Minister
40 1 November 2010 Stephen Smith Julie Bishop
Colin Barnett
Rachel Siewert
Andrew Forrest
Tony Wiltshire
Perth broadcast
41 9 November 2010 Bill Shorten Nick Minchin
George Brandis
Janet Albrechtsen
Jonathan Biggins
Randa Abdel-Fattah

Season 5: 2011[edit]

The fifth season of Q&A began on 7 February 2011, continuing in its Monday night timeslot. The exceptions to this were the twelfth and twenty-third episodes, which aired on Thursday 28 April and 7 July respectively. The first special was a special discussion preceding the Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which the second special was entitled "Stopping The Boats" and was centred on the topic of asylum seekers. During this season, Christopher Pyne was the first panellist to appear ten times since Season One, and Lachlan Harris was the 250th unique panellist since Season One.

Season 5
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 7 February 2011 Graham Richardson Amanda Vanstone Catherine Deveny
Gerard Henderson
David Williamson
2 14 February 2011 Craig Emerson Helen Coonan Lydia Khalil
John Pilger
Greg Sheridan
3 21 February 2011 Anna Bligh Barnaby Joyce Tim Flannery
Gina Castelain
Ian Nelson
Brisbane broadcast
4 28 February 2011 Bill Shorten Malcolm Turnbull Piers Akerman
Gretel Killeen
Samah Hadid
5 7 March 2011 Kate Ellis Joe Hockey Gail Kelly
Janet Albrechtsen
Mike Carlton
6 14 March 2011 Julia Gillard Prime Minister
7 21 March 2011 Jason Clare Christopher Pyne Christine Milne
Miranda Devine
Lachlan Harris
8 28 March 2011 Tanya Plibersek
John Della Bosca
Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Julian Morrow
Grahame Morris
9 4 April 2011 Kevin Rudd Julie Bishop Jeffrey L. Bleich
Louise Adler
Robert Manne
10 11 April 2011 Penny Wong Greg Hunt Bess Price
Graeme Innes
Chris Kenny
11 25 April 2011 Matina Jewell
Jim Molan
Eva Cox
Neil James
Najeeba Wazefadost
ANZAC Day special
12 28 April 2011 Bob Carr Amanda Vanstone
Nick Minchin
Craig Reucassel
Marcia Langton
Angela Bishop
Royal Wedding special
13 2 May 2011 Simon Crean Sophie Mirabella Tony Windsor
Eliza Brown
Nick Klomp
Alana Johnson
Albury broadcast
14 9 May 2011 Lindsay Tanner Malcolm Turnbull Lydia Khallil
Christine Wallace
Nazeem Hussain
15 16 May 2011 Bill Shorten Eric Abetz Anna Rose
Felicity Hampel
John Roskam
16 23 May 2011 Howard Jacobson
Brendan Cowell
Michael Cunningham
Gail Dines
Leslie Cannold
Sydney Writers' Festival special
17 30 May 2011 Kate Lundy George Brandis
Jackie Kelly
Guy Rundle
Joe Hildebrand
18 6 June 2011 Nicola Roxon Christopher Pyne Lee Rhiannon
Sandy Gutman
Paul McGeough
19 13 June 2011 Peter Garrett Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Bob Katter
Mike Carlton
Natalie Pa'apa'a
20 20 June 2011 Josh Thomas
Samah Hadid
James Paterson
Ruslan Kogan
Faustina Agolley
'Gen Y' special
21 27 June 2011 Anthony Albanese Joe Hockey Adam Bandt
Judith Sloan
Fiona Katauskas
22 4 July 2011 Penny Wong Mathias Cormann
Stephen O'Doherty
Charles Waterstreet
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
John Hewson
Colonialism
Carbon Tax
Sexism
Gay Marriage
Foreign Ownership
Cattle Ban
Mental Illness
23 7 July 2011 Chris Bowen Scott Morrison Sarah Hanson-Young
David Marr
Piers Akerman
Najeeba Wazefadost
Asylum Seekers
24 11 July 2011 Julia Gillard Mandate?
Climate Change
Taxation
Political Vision
25 18 July 2011 John Lennox
Susan Carland
John Safran
Eva Cox
Jacqueline Grey
Arwa El Masri
Spirituality Special
Phone Hacking
Carbon Tax
Atheism
The Burqa
26 25 July 2011 Lara Giddings Eric Abetz Christine Milne
Peter Cundall
Garry Bailey
Melanie Kerrison
Hobart broadcast
27 1 August 2011 Tanya Plibersek Peter Dutton Stephen Mayne
Brendan O'Neill
Heather Ridout
Christine Nixon
Labor
Attacks in Norway
Murdoch
Tony Abbott
Carbon Tax
Ethics
28 8 August 2011 Mark Dreyfus Kelly O'Dwyer Graham Richardson
Noni Hazlehurst
Tom Switzer
Global Financial Crisis
Tony Abbott
Labor
Sexism
Malcolm Turnbull
Asylum Seekers
Ethics
29 15 August 2011 Tony Burke Malcolm Turnbull
Jackie Kelly
Lachlan Harris
Deborah Cheetham
Stella Young
NDIS
Homophobia
Mining exploration
Fracking
The economy
London riots
30 22 August 2011 Doug Cameron Nick Minchin Daniel Pipes
Hanifa Deen
Suelette Dreyfus
Craig Thompson
Arab Spring
USA
Manufacturing
Wikileaks
31 29 August 2011 Don Watson
Kate Grenville
Anna Funder
Malalai Joy
Omar Musa
Melbourne Writers Festival Special
32 5 September 2011 Greg Combet Sophie Mirabella Clive Palmer
Paul Howes
Jessica Irvine
Asylum Seekers
Kevin Rudd's demotion
Carbon Tax
Manufacturing
Industrial Relations
33 12 September 2011 Barnaby Joyce Germaine Greer
Paul Barry
Melinda Tankard Reist
Joe Hildebrand
Julia Gillard
Sexism
Kevin Rudd
September 11 response
Media ownership
Feminism
34 19 September 2011 Kristina Keneally Raimond Gaita
Cristina Rad
Jim Wallace
Gerard Henderson
Spirituality
Asylum seekers
Euthanasia
Homophobia
35 26 September 2011 Mark Butler Helen Coonan William McInnes
Rob Oakeshott
Janet Albrechtsen
Julia Gillard
Kevin Rudd
Mental health
Pokies
Global Financial Crisis
Democracy
36 3 October 2011 Kate Adie
Greg Sheridan
Mona Eltahawy
Jon Ronson
Slavoj Zizek
Festival of Dangerous Ideas special
37 10 October 2011 Bill Shorten Julie Bishop Richard Flanagan
Ron Merkel
Caroline Overington
Kevin Rudd
Asylum seekers
Andrew Bolt
Taxation
Steve Jobs
38 17 October 2011 Paul Henderson David Tollner Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
Fiona O'Loughlin
Stuart Blanch
Luke Bowen
Darwin broadcast
39 24 October 2011 Tanya Plibersek Christopher Pyne Judith Sloan
Kate Miller-Heidke
Graham Richardson
Gender equality
Gaddafi's death
Occupy movement
Kevin Rudd
Gay Marriage
Society
40 31 October 2011 Richard Gill
Anne Summers
Tanveer Ahmed
Alan Asher
Rebecca Weisser
Industrial Relations
Afghanistan
Asylum seekers
Music education
41 7 November 2011 Kate Ellis Malcolm Turnbull Jessica Rudd
Ray Martin
Peter Reith
Phone hacking
Celebrity
Industrial Relations
Kevin Rudd
Climate Change
Steve Jobs

Season 6: 2012[edit]

The sixth season of Q&A began on 6 February 2012.

Season 6
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 6 February 2012 Penny Wong Joe Hockey Judith Sloan
Miriam Lyons
Joe Hildebrand
Who has been the best PM
ALP leadership
Economy
Bank jobs
Global wages
Mothers
2 13 February 2012 Jenny McAllister Helen Kroger Mikey Robins
Robert Manne
Tim Wilson
Celebrities
Private health rebates
Kevin Rudd
Peter Slipper
Banks
3 20 February 2012 Bill Shorten Julie Bishop Daniel Hannan
Eva Cox
Annabel Crabb
Kevin Rudd
ALP leadership
Europe
Manufacturing jobs
National Disability Insurance Scheme
4 27 February 2012 Chris Evans
Peter Beattie
Barnaby Joyce Christine Milne
Lachlan Harris
Janet Albrechtsen
Gillard vs Rudd
Labor instability
Primary elections
Media role
Abbott vs Turnbull
5 5 March 2012
(in Adelaide)
Amanda Vanstone Mark Steyn
Natasha Stott Despoja
Jianying Zha
Paul Grabowsky
Clive Palmer
Ruthless individualism
Wayne Swan's union influences
Bob Carr
Misogyny in Australian politics
Gay marriage
Discrimination
6 12 March 2012 Tanya Plibersek Malcolm Turnbull Michael O'Brien
Mick Gooda
Clementine Ford
Gays
Climate change
Kony
Aboriginals
Mining jobs
Asylum seekers
7 19 March 2012 Germaine Greer
Toby Ralph
Benjamin Law
Christa Hughes
Craig Gross
Shallowness of political debate
Advice for Julia Gillard
Racism
Porn
Afghanistan
8 26 March 2012 Craig Emerson George Brandis Larissa Waters
Grahame Morris
Liberty Sanger
Queensland election
Automotive industry
Clive Palmer & the CIA
9 2 April 2012
(in Hobart)
Julie Collins Eric Abetz Andrew Wilkie
Brian Ritchie
Natasha Cica
Terry Edwards
MONA
Andrew Wilkie's support of the government
Forestry
Qualifications for politicians
10 9 April 2012 George Pell
Richard Dawkins
Religion & atheism
11 16 April 2012 Nicola Roxon Christopher Pyne A. C. Grayling
Geoffrey Robertson
Lydia Khalil
Julian Assange
Craig Thomson
Plain cigarette packaging
Religion
ASIO monitoring protestors
Iran/Israel
12 23 April 2012 Bob Brown Bob Brown's retirement
The Greens
13 26 April 2012
(special Thursday show)
Clive Palmer
Rebecca Huntley
Nick Minchin
Anna Rose
Megan Clark
Climate change
14 30 April 2012
(in Dandenong)
Mark Dreyfus Sophie Mirabella Victor Victor
Ged Kearney
Peter Reith
Diana Nguyen
Dandenong
Racism
Manufacturing
15 7 May 2012 Mark Butler Kelly O'Dwyer Mark Bouris
Kate Miller-Heidke
Graham Richardson
The Labor party
Union corruption
Carbon tax
Aged card & mental health
Banks
16 14 May 2012 Penny Wong Joe Hockey Tim Costello
Judith Sloan
Stephen Mayne
Craig Thomson
Bill Shorten
Egalitarianism
Working mothers
Budget
Hockey & Abbott economic credentials
Foreign aid
Gay parents
17 21 May 2012 Jeffrey Eugenides
Kathy Lette
Glenn Carle
Masha Gessen
Greg Sheridan
Marriage
Julian Assange
Torture
Craig Thomson
Russia
Arts & humanities
18 28 May 2012 Barry Humphries
Miriam Margolyes
Jacki Weaver
John Hewson
David Marr
Foreign workers
Expat view of Australian politics
Craig Thomson
Speaking out
Women in wealth and power
Meaning of 'Un-Australian'
Dame Edna
19 4 June 2012
(in Toowoomba)
Simon Crean Barnaby Joyce Christine Milne
Georgie Somerset
Jeremy Marou
Royalties to regions
Aid distribution
Foreign investment
Foreign workers
Mining
Same sex marriage
Queensland "gay panic" laws
Native title
Toowoomba range bypass
20 11 June 2012 Julia Gillard
21 18 June 2012 Pru Goward Lenny Henry
Brian Schmidt
Susan Ryan
Joe Hildebrand
Racism
Age discrimination
Science and space
Creation
Growth vs sustainability
22 25 June 2012 Kate Lundy George Brandis Tim Freedman
John Lee
Louise Adler
Media
Asylum seekers
China
London Olympics
23 2 July 2012 Greg Combet Sophie Mirabella Simon Sheikh
Lenore Taylor
Grahame Morris
Carbon tax
Parental leave
Peter Slipper and media
Asylum seekers and racism
24 9 July 2012 Chris Bowen Malcolm Turnbull Nahji Chu
Thierry de Duve
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
25 16 July 2012 Joel Fitzgibbon Greg Hunt Richard Ford
Sarah Hanson-Young
Jennifer Hewett
Peter Craven (literary critic)
26 23 July 2012 Nicola Roxon Christopher Pyne Simon Sheikh
Michael Spence
Jane Caro
26 30 July 2012 Shane Gould
Louise Sauvage
David Pocock
John Alexander
Michael O'Loughlin
27 6 August 2012 Craig Emerson George Brandis Debbie Kilroy
Bob Katter
Katie Noonan
28 13 August 2012 Mark Butler Pru Goward Peter Singer
Phillip Blond
Cassandra Goldie
29 20 August 2012 Doug Cameron Simon Birmingham Graham Richardson
Janet Albrechtsen
Mandy Nolan
30 27 August 2012 Simon Callow
Germaine Greer
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Sefi Atta
Melbourne Writers Festival special
31 3 September 2012 Tony Burke Fiona Nash Angry Anderson
Nitin Sawhney
Tara Moss
33 10 September 2012 Chris Evans Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Peter Jensen
Anna Krien
Catherine Deveny
34 17 September 2012 Clover Moore
Robyn Davidson
Ilan Pappé
Irving Wallach
Greg Sheridan
35 24 September 2012 Tanya Plibersek Kelly O'Dwyer Mark Carnegie
Elliot Perlman
Jason Silva
36 1 October 2012 Jane Bussmann
Shiv Malik
Jianying Zha
Simon Laham
Jesse Bering
Festival of Dangerous Ideas special
37 8 October 2012 Kate Ellis Christopher Pyne Lindsay Tanner
Nilaja Sun
Piers Akerman
38 15 October 2012 Bill Shorten Sophie Mirabella Pamela Stephenson
Charlie Pickering
Catherine Fox
39 22 October 2012 Peter Garrett Scott Morrison Billy Bragg
Amanda Vanstone
Julia Baird
40 29 October 2012 Kate Lundy Eric Abetz Archie Roach
Sekai Holland
Grahame Morris
41 5 November 2012 Alannah MacTiernan Colin Barnett Hannah McGlade
Bob Cronin
Bob Brown
Perth broadcast
42 19 November 2012 Kevin Rudd Malcolm Turnbull Judith Sloan
Heather Ridout
43 26 November 2012 Penny Wong Barnaby Joyce Janet Albrechtsen
Stella Young
Jonathan Biggins

Season 7: 2013[edit]

This season was the first to feature international broadcasts, with the show travelling to Jakarta and India. The 11 November show featured the 500th unique panellist to appear on the show. If you count it in order of introduction, Graham Bradley was the 500th.

Season 7
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 4 February 2013 David Bradbury Christopher Pyne Amanda Vanstone
Anne Summers
Tim Levinson
2 11 February 2013 Chris Evans George Brandis Rachel Botsman
James Paterson
Corinne Grant
3 18 February 2013 Tanya Plibersek Greg Hunt Cindy Pan
John Dickson
Lawrence M. Krauss
4 25 February 2013 Bob Carr Malcolm Turnbull Eva Cox
Ahdaf Soueif
Jeffrey L. Bleich
5 4 March 2013 Bill Shorten Julie Bishop Tim Ferguson
Ruslan Kogan
Christine Milne
6 11 March 2013 Peter Garrett Christopher Pyne Education ministers
7 18 March 2013 David Feeney
Alannah MacTiernan
Barnaby Joyce Viv Benjamin
Jeremy Cordeaux
8 25 March 2013 Brendan O'Connor Kelly O'Dwyer A. C. Grayling
Christine Nixon
Brendon Gale
George Megalogenis
Werribee broadcast
9 1 April 2013 Archbishop Mark Coleridge
Mohamad Abdalla
Venerable Robina Courtin
Josh Thomas
Deborah Conway
Religion special
10 8 April 2013 Brooke Magnanti
Germaine Greer
Mia Freedman
Deborah Cheetham
Janet Albrechtsen
11 15 April 2013 Dick Adams Sophie Mirabella Jan Davis
David Marr
Peter Whish-Wilson
Launceston broadcast
12 22 April 2013 Tanya Plibersek Peter Dutton Health ministers
13 29 April 2013 Mark Butler Jamie Briggs Andrea Mason
Nick Cater
Sarah Hanson-Young
Adelaide broadcast
14 6 May 2013 Julia Gillard Schools special
15 13 May 2013 Clive Palmer
Ged Kearney
Tim Nicholls
Larissa Waters
Bob Katter
Brisbane broadcast
16 20 May 2013 Ruby Wax
Sylvia Nasar
Mike Carlton
Faramerz Dabhoiwala
William Dalrymple
Sydney Writers' Festival special
17 27 May 2013 Amanda Vanstone
Fred Nile
Gene Robinson
Lawrence Krauss
Susan Ryan
18 28 May 2013 Bill Gates
19 3 June 2013 Linda Burney Cory Bernardi Linda Burney
Bill McKibben
Michael Stutchbury
20 10 June 2013 Craig Emerson Malcolm Turnbull Haifaa al-Mansour
Jennifer Hewett
Mark Latham
21 17 June 2013 Kate Lundy Barnaby Joyce Fiona Stanley
Paul Kelly
Robert Manne
22 24 June 2013 Matt Thistlethwaite George Brandis Graham Richardson
Anne Summers
Judith Sloan
23 1 July 2013 Tanya Plibersek Sophie Mirabella Sue Cato
Neil Lawrence
Todd Sampson
24 4 July 2013 Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Tim Lindsey
Yuli Ismartono
Rafendi Djamin
Yenny Wahid
Meidyatama "Dimas" Suryodiningrat
Jakarta special
25 8 July 2013 Anthony Albanese Malcolm Turnbull Bill Leak
Corinne Grant
Miriam Lyons
26 15 July 2013 Stephen Smith Julie Bishop Scott Ludlam
Mitch Hooke
Narelda Jacobs
Perth broadcast
27 22 July 2013 Bill Shorten Arthur Sinodinos Louise Adler
Tim Fischer
Michelle Foster
28 29 July 2013 Kate Ellis Josh Frydenberg Shahzad Akbar
Magda Szubanski
Peter Shergold
29 5 August 2013 Doug Cameron Greg Hunt Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Pamela Williams
Grahame Morris
30 12 August 2013 Penny Wong Christopher Pyne Janet Albrechtsen
Adam Bandt
Rhys Muldoon
31 19 August 2013 Chris Bowen Joe Hockey Treasurers special
32 26 August 2013 Bill Shorten Kelly O'Dwyer Tom Watson
Sally Warhaft
Tim Wilson
Melbourne broadcast
33 2 September 2013 Kevin Rudd
34 9 September 2013 Tanya Plibersek George Brandis Michael Kroger
Lenore Taylor
Graham Richardson
35 16 September 2013 Rebecca Huntley
Mark Latham
Clive Palmer
Larissa Waters
David Williamson
Nick Xenophon
36 23 September 2013 David Suzuki
37 30 September 2013 Bill Shorten
Anthony Albanese
ALP Leadership special (Perth)
38 7 October 2013 Kate Ellis Greg Hunt Viv Benjamin
Luo Xiaopeng
Greg Sheridan
39 14 October 2013 Penny Wong Arthur Sinodinos Lally Katz
Jeff McMullen
Warren Mundine<
40 21 October 2013 Tony Burke Barnaby Joyce Rabia Siddique
Vince Sorrenti
Amanda Vanstone
41 28 October 2013 Joel Fitzgibbon Christopher Pyne Ray Martin
Judith Sloan
Wendy Harmer
42 4 November 2013 Hanna Rosin
Peter Hitchens
Dan Savage
Germaine Greer
Festival of Dangerous Ideas special
(Sydney Opera House)
43 11 November 2013 David Knox
John Symond
Carol Schwartz
Elizabeth Proust
Graham Bradley
Business special
44 18 November 2013 Shashi Tharoo
Swapan Dasgupta
Karan Thapar
Pallavi Sharda
Shoma Chaudhury
Stuart MacGill
India special
45 25 November 2013 Chris Bowen Josh Frydenberg Yulia Supadmo
Kurt Campbell
Julian Burnside
Tara Moss

Season 8: 2014[edit]

On 29 September, Christopher Pyne became the first panellist to appear 20 times since Season One. On 7 April, the show travelled to Shanghai and on 4 August the first outdoor show was conducted in Arnhem Land at the Garma Festival.

Season 8
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 3 February 2014 Tanya Plibersek Barnaby Joyce Akmal Saleh
Cassandra Goldie
Nick Cater
Ray Martin
2 10 February 2014 Mark Dreyfus Malcolm Turnbull Dave Hughes
Yolanda Vega
Janet Albrechtsen
3 17 February 2014 Tony Burke Eric Abetz Heather Ridout
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
James Allan
4 20 February 2014 Christine Lagarde
5 24 February 2014 Anthony Albanese Jamie Briggs Clive Palmer
Rhonda Cornum
Ged Kearney
6 3 March 2014 Jason Clare Josh Frydenberg Sue Morphet
Katharine Viner
David Bridie
7 10 March 2014 Chris Bowen George Brandis Sharri Markson
Lisa Wilkinson
Marcia Langton
8 17 March 2014 Mark Butler Sussan Ley Miroslav Volf
Billy Bragg
Wendy Harmer
9 24 March 2014 Richard Marles Kelly O'Dwyer Rachel Griffiths
Eddie McGuire
Lindsay Fox
Melbourne broadcast
10 31 March 2014 Lucy Siegle
Ilwad Elman
Tim Wilson
Kenneth Roth
Mona Eltahawy
Human Rights special
11 7 April 2014 Guo Jian
Mei Yan
Ma Tianjie
Cheng Lei
Geoff Raby
Shanghai special
12 14 April 2014 Marise Payne Penny Wong Jacqui Lambie
Michelle Garnaut
Judith Sloan
13 21 April 2014 Bob Carr Kerry Chikarovski Brendan O'Neill
Nigel Kennedy
Eva Cox
14 28 April 2014 Doug Cameron Malcolm Turnbull Sarrah Le Marquand
Andrew Neil
Van Badham
15 5 May 2014 Anna Burke Christopher Pyne Mark Trevorrow
Pallavi Sinha
John Roskam
16 12 May 2014 Alannah MacTiernan Sharman Stone Innes Willox
Satyajit Das
David Marr
17 19 May 2014 Joe Hockey Post-budget special in Penrith
18 26 May 2014 Tim Storrier
Richard Flanagan
Jean Kittson
Tara Moss
Kate Ceberano
Thomas Keneally
Sydney Writers Festival special
19 2 June 2014 Catherine King Cory Bernardi Lawrence M. Krauss
Lucy Turnbull
Rowan Dean
20 9 June 2014 Jane Goodall
Betty Churcher
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
Peter Coleman
Stuart Rees
Elders special
21 16 June 2014 Ed Husic Josh Frydenberg Virisila Buadromo
Dee Madigan
James Allan
22 23 June 2014 Mark Carnegie
Tony Shepherd
Holly Ransom
Mark Latham
Eva Cox
Big policy ideas special
23 30 June 2014 Richard Marles Sarah Henderson
Darryn Lyons
Elaine Carbines
Richard Di Natale
Geelong broadcast
24 7 July 2014 Joseph Stiglitz
Christine Wong
Ross Garnaut
Judith Sloan
Economics special
25 14 July 2014 Tanya Plibersek Philip Ruddock Charlie Pickering
Tania Major
Timothy Hawkes
26 21 July 2014 Michael Kirby
Nafsiah Mboi
Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Amanda Vanstone
Nic Holas
AIDS Conference special
Melbourne broadcast
27 28 July 2014 Mark Butler Barnaby Joyce David Suchet
Louise Adler
Madonna King
28 4 August 2014 Nova Peris Ken Wyatt Djawa Yunupingu
Dhäŋggal Gurruwiwi
Joe Morrison
Noel Pearson
Arnhem Land broadcast
29 11 August 2014 Sussan Ley Greg Combet
Jennifer Robinson
John Stackhouse
Simon Breheny
30 18 August 2014 Penny Wong Warren Truss Clive Palmer
Heather Ridout
John Falzon
31 25 August 2014 Gareth Evans
Paul Kelly
Elizabeth Pisani
Tasneem Chopra
Ali Alizadeh
Melbourne Writers Festival special
32 1 September 2014 Kay Hymowitz
Lydia Cacho
Jane Caro
Kajsa Ekis Ekman
Alissa Nutting
Festival of Dangerous Ideas special
(Sydney Opera House)
33 8 September 2014 Sam Dastyari Concetta Fierravanti-Wells Jimmy Barnes
Jonathan Biggins
Kate McClymont
Kim Williams
34 15 September 2014 Marita Cheng
Brian Schmidt
Peter C. Doherty
Suzanne Cory
Ian Chubb
Science special
35 22 September 2014 Mark Dreyfus Michael Keenan Scott Ludlam
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Anne (Azza) Aly
Islamic Extremists special
36 29 September 2014 Wayne Swan Christopher Pyne Tony Barry
Kate Carnell
Laura Tingle
37 6 October 2014 Bob Katter
Josh Thomas
Patrick McGorry
Jennifer Bowers
Louise Byrnes
Mental Health special
Rockhampton broadcast
38 13 October 2014 Kate Ellis Kelly O'Dwyer Julian Burnside
Greg Sheridan
Cate McGregor
39 20 October 2014 Brian Cox
360 (Matt Colwell)
Richard Gill
Nalini Joshi
Miranda Tapsell
40 27 October 2014 Catherine King Stuart Robert Geoffrey Robertson
Jenny Hocking
Rowan Dean
41 3 November 2014 George Brandis Bankstown broadcast
42 10 November 2014 Anthony Albanese Greg Hunt Baroness Greenfield
Laura John
James Paterson
43 17 November 2014 Tanya Plibersek Malcolm Turnbull Ben Elton
Sarrah Le Marquand
Jonathan Holmes
44 24 November 2014 Noel Pearson
James Cromwell
Holly Ransom
Amanda Vanstone
Waleed Aly

Season 9: 2015[edit]

On 16 February, Malcolm Turnbull became the first guest to appear 21 times on the show. To celebrate International Woman's Day a special episode of Q&A was held, hosted by Annabel Crabb and featuring an all-female panel. Virginia Trioli guest hosted the program twice, on 27 July and 24 August.

Season 9
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 2 February 2015 Wayne Swan Barnaby Joyce Jacqui Lambie
Larissa Waters
John Madigan
2 9 February 2015 Chris Bowen Jamie Briggs Alan Jones
Corinne Grant
Heather Ridout
3 16 February 2015 Catherine King Malcolm Turnbull Lisa Wilkinson
Bryan Stevenson
Greg Sheridan
4 23 February 2015 Rosie Batty
Natasha Stott Despoja
Tim Cartwright
Charlie King
Simon Santosha
Domestic violence
5 2 March 2015 Andrew Leigh Josh Frydenberg Miriam Margolyes
Trisha Jha
Jamila Rizvi
6 9 March 2015 Julie Bishop Germaine Greer
Roxane Gay
Holly Kramer
Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Feminism special
7 16 March 2015 Chris Bowen Joe Hockey Cassandra Goldie
Kate Carnell
John Daley (economist CEO Grattan Institute)
8 23 March 2015 Joel Fitzgibbon Fiona Nash Troy Cassar-Daley
Robyn Clubb
Rob Cook
9 30 March 2015 Penny Wong Christopher Pyne Brian Schmidt
Ruby Wax
Michael Franti
10 6 April 2015 Ed Husic Kelly O'Dwyer Nana Mouskouri
Michael Stutchbury
Van Badham
11 13 April 2015 Alannah MacTiernan Mitch Fifield Peter Greste
Malarndirri McCarthy
Su McCluskey
12 20 April 2015 Anna Burke Andrew Robb Derryn Hinch
Dave Hughes
Jane Burns
13 27 April 2015 Tanya Plibersek Arthur Sinodinos Tim Fischer
Carolyn Holbrook
Tom Porteous
14 4 May 2015 Mark Butler Greg Hunt Peter Singer
Amanda Vanstone
Adrienne Truscott
15 11 May 2015 Jason Clare Christian Porter Clive Palmer
Nakkiah Lui
Jennifer Hewett
16 18 May 2015 Norman Doidge
Caitlin Doughty
Douglas Coupland
Mohsin Hamid
Christina Lamb
17 25 May 2015 Joe Hockey Budget special
18 1 June 2015 Anthony Albanese Josh Frydenberg Jack Charles
Miriam Lyons
Judith Sloan
19 8 June 2015 Katy Gallagher Christine Forster
Philip Ruddock
Cornel West
Bates Gill
20 15 June 2015 Bronwyn Bishop Luca Belgiorno-Nettis
Noel Pearson
Gillian Triggs
Bret Walker
Magna Carta 800th anniversary special
21 18 June 2015 Dennis Altman
Paul Capsis
Julie McCrossin
Fred Nile
Julia Doulman
Katherine Hudson
LGBT special (Between a Frock and a Hard Place)
Hosted by Tom Ballard
22 22 June 2015 Joel Fitzgibbon Steve Ciobo Linda Tirado
Dee Madigan
Grahame Morris
Antony Hegarty
23 29 June 2015 Tanya Plibersek Alan Tudge Nick Cater
Tim Wilson
Anne Aly
Lawrence M. Krauss
Paul Kelly
24 6 July 2015 Richard Marles Barnaby Joyce Larissa Waters
Vrasidas Karalis
Trisha Jha
Greg Sheridan
25 13 July 2015 Amanda Rishworth Malcolm Turnbull
John Hewson
John G. Stackhouse, Jr.
Michael Ware
Alex Oliver
26 20 July 2015 Mark Butler Tim Fischer Jacqui Lambie
Katherine Teh-White
Alan Jones
27 27 July 2015 Annastacia Palaszczuk Ron Boswell Mark Coleridge
Anne Tiernan
Monica Bradley
28 3 August 2015 Ranjana Srivastava
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Beth Fulton
Adam Spencer
29 10 August 2015 Sharon Bird Josh Frydenberg Chris Hadfield
Anne Summers
Jonathan Fine
Joe Hildebrand
30 17 August 2015 Sam Dastyari Kelly O'Dwyer Richard Di Natale
Brendan O'Neill
Katy Faust
31 24 August 2015 Anna Bligh Peter Reith Tony Windsor
Annabel Crabb
Louise Adler
32 31 August 2015 Naomi Klein
Miroslav Volf
Tariq Ali
Laurie Penny
Tom Switzer
33 7 September 2015 Chris Bowen Mike Baird Helen Joyce
Geoffrey Robertson
Catherine Livingstone
34 14 September 2015 Terri Butler Michael Keenan
John Hewson
Joan Baez
Tim Costello
Rowan Dean
35 21 September 2015 Bill Shorten
36 28 September 2015 Catherine King Barnaby Joyce David Marr
John Roskam
Elizabeth Ann MacGregor
37 5 October 2015 Ian Hickie
Wayne Schwass
Pat Dudgeon
Fay Jackson
Roderick McKay
38 12 October 2015 Lisa Singh Ken Wyatt Adam Bandt
Tania de Jong
Wesam Charkawi
39 19 October 2015 Bob Carr Michael Fullilove
Alison Broinowski
Emily Howie
Sow Keat Tok
40 26 October 2015 Joel Fitzgibbon Fiona Nash Jan Thomas
Paul Antonio
Katie Noonan
41 2 November 2015 Tony Burke Simon Birmingham Paul R. Ehrlich
Wendy Harmer
Dai Le
42 9 November 2015 Andrew Denton
Karen Hitchcock
Ralph McConaghy
Ana Lamaro
Rodney Syme
43 16 November 2015 Kate Ellis Christopher Pyne Nick Xenophon
Ian Smith
Holly Ransom

Season 10: 2016[edit]

Season 10
Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 1 February 2016 David Morrison
Gordian Fulde
Catherine Keenan
Stan Grant
Manal Younus
2 8 February 2016 Catherine King Fiona Nash Neil Mitchell
Grace Collier
Dave Oliver
3 15 February 2016 Terri Butler Steve Ciobo Sarah Hanson-Young
Mark Steyn
Lenore Taylor
4 22 February 2016 Tanya Plibersek Michael Keenan David Kilcullen
Eldad Beck
Raihan Ismail
5 29 February 2016 Anna Burke Bruce Billson Lyle Shelton
Michele Levine
Kerryn Phelps
6 7 March 2016 Penny Wong Michaelia Cash Mia Freedman
Alan Jones
Josh Zepps
7 14 March 2016 Brian Greene
Tamara Davis
Alan Finkel
Emma Johnston
Upulie Divisekera
8 21 March 2016 Daniel Andrews Josh Frydenberg Jacqui Lambie
Clementine Ford
Elizabeth Proust
9 28 March 2016 Ed Husic Wyatt Roy Holly Ransom
Sandy Plunkett
Michael Biercuk
10 4 April 2016 Amanda Rishworth Christopher Pyne Kelly Vincent
Greg Sheridan
Sameena Zehra
11 11 April 2016 Lisa Singh Sharman Stone Theodore Dalrymple
Joseph Tawadros
Germaine Greer
12 18 April 2016 Alannah MacTiernan Ewen Jones John Hewson Caroline Overington
Jane Caro
13 25 April 2016 John Haldane
Julie McCrossin
Ray Minniecon
Tiffany Sparks
Lyle Shelton
14 2 May 2016 Pru Goward James Fallows
Laura Tingle
George Megalogenis
Iain Walker
15 9 May 2016 Andrew Leigh Kelly O'Dwyer Innes Willox Adam Bandt
Cassandra Goldie
16 16 May 2016 Alannah MacTiernan Ewen Jones John Hewson Kate Tempest
Jean-Christophe Rufin
Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Julian Baggini
Emma Sky
17 23 May 2016 Anthony Albanese Christopher Pyne
18 30 May 2016 Terri Butler Steve Ciobo Richard Di Natale
Nick Xenophon
Jacqui Lambie
19 6 June 2016 Joel Fitzgibbon Barnaby Joyce Tony Windsor
Fiona Simson
Robbie Sefton
20 13 June 2016 Bill Shorten
21 20 June 2016 Malcolm Turnbull
22 27 June 2016 Tanya Plibersek Mathias Cormann
Alan Jones
Marcia Langton
Chris Richardson
23 4 July 2016 Chris Bowen Josh Frydenberg
Paul Kelly
Holly Ransom
Sarah Hanson-Young
24 11 July 2016 Tanya Plibersek George Brandis
Steve Price
Derryn Hinch
Van Badham
25 18 July 2016 Sam Dastayari Simon Birmingham Larissa Waters
Pauline Hanson
Nick Xenophon
26 25 July 2016 Ed Husic Craig Laundy Gillian Triggs
Peter Kurti
Shireen Morris
Incarceration, Islam and Innovation
27 1 August 2016 Lisa Singh Matthew Canavan Peter Singer
Celeste Liddle
Kate Roffey
Rudd, Rehabilitation and Animal Ethics
28 8 August 2016 Bob Carr - Linda Tirado
P.J. O'Rourke
Lydia Khalil
Crispin Rovere
US Election
29 15 August 2016 Linda Burney Greg Hunt Brian Cox
Lily Serna
Malcolm Roberts
Experts and Empirical Evidence
30 22 August 2016 Catherine King Mitch Fifield Corinne Grant
Brendan O'Neill
Erin Watson-Lynn
Racism, Revenge Porn & Nauru
31 29 August 2016 Warren Mundine - Cassandra Goldie
Michael Marmot
Christine Bennett
Deborah Cobb-Clark
Social Determinants of Health
32 5 September 2016 - - John Bell
Kylie Farmer
Germaine Greer
Kate Mulvany
A.C. Grayling
Over 400 Years of Shakespeare
33 12 September 2016 Doug Cameron Bridget McKenzie Larissa Waters
Rowan Dean
Dai Le
Guns, Diversity and Donations
34 19 September 2016 Tony Burke Fiona Nash Jimmy Barnes
Magda Szubanski
Jacqui Lambie
Gay Marriage, Illegal Migrants and Masculinity
35 30 September 2016 Jay Weatherill
Penny Wong
Simon Birmingham
Amanda Vanstone
- Education, Environment and Equality
36 3 October 2016 Mark Butler Christian Porter Marina Go
Eva Cox
Trisha Jha
Renewables, Welfare and Body Image
37 10 October 2016 - Jim Molan Shen Narayanasamy
Jane McAdam
Huy Truong
Frank Brennan
Australia's Sovereign Borders
38 17 October 2016 Tim Watts
Ged Kearney
John Roskam Richard Di Natale
Judith Sloan
Grace Collier
Industrial Relations and Respectful Relationships
39 24 October 2016 Tanya Plibersek Arthur Sinodinos Chris Mitchell
Robert Manne
Christine Dolan
Media Influence, Privacy and Secrecy
40 31 October 2016 Joel Fitzgibbon Sussan Ley Stefano de Pieri
Emma Germano
Katrina Myers
Refugee Ban, Backpackers and Cultural Capital
41 7 November 2016 Anthony Albanese James Paterson Naomi Klein
Don Watson
Georgina Dower
18C, Trump and Islands Sinking
42 14 November 2016 Kate Ellis Barnaby Joyce Helen Andrews
Joseph Siracusa
Jennifer Hunt
New World Order
43 21 November 2016 Terri Butler Eric Abetz Benjamin Law
Nakkiah Lui
Greg Sheridan
End of the Year, Dawn of an Era

Season 11: 2017[edit]

Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 6 February 2017 Daniel Andrews Josh Frydenberg Daisy Cousens
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
Helen Andrews
Trump, Climate Action and Youths
2 13 February 2017 Kate Ellis James Paterson Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Jacqui Lambie
Luca Belgiorno-Nettis
Blackouts, Childcare, and Migration
Sharia law
3 20 February 2017 Tanya Plibersek George Brandis Julian Burnside
Piers Akerman
Michele Levine
Pensions, Debt and NDIS
4 27 February 2017 Clare O'Neil Scott Ryan Peter Singer
Leyla Acaroglu
Ted Lapkin
Death and Disruption
5 6 March 2017 N/A Lindy West
Mei Fong
Thordis Elva
Faustina Agolley
Josephine Cashman
Strikes, Sexual Assault and Revenge Porn
6 13 March 2017 N/A Mem Fox
Martha Wainwright
Neil Armfield
Ursula Yovich
Kim Williams
7 20 March 2017 Terri Butler Zed Seselja Wadah Khanfar
Claire Wardle
Mark Day
8 27 March 2017 Amanda Rishworth Bridget McKenzie Mark Seymour
Peter Holmes à Court
Lydia Khalil
Kerry Chikarovski
9 3 April 2017 Linda Burney Josh Frydenberg Muhammad Yunus
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Paul Kelly
10 10 April 2017 Penny Wong Mitch Fifield Nikki Gemmell
Margaret Somerville
Billy Bragg
11 24 April 2017 Tony Burke Alex Hawke Germaine Greer
Chido Govera
Derryn Hinch
12 1 May 2017 Tanya Plibersek Barnaby Joyce Armando Iannucci
Brian Schmidt
Laura Demasi
13 8 May 2017 Lisa Singh Dan Tehan Dave Hughes
Mark Leibler
Danni Addison
14 15 May 2017 Chris Bowen Simon Birmingham Larissa Waters
Innes Willox
Miranda Stewart
15 22 May 2017 N/A Niki Savva
Lawrence M. Krauss
Mikhail Zygar
Mona Chalabi
Paul Beatty
16 29 May 2017 N/A Noel Pearson
Pat Anderson
Megan Davis
Nakkiah Lui
Stan Grant
17 5 June 2017 Anthony Albanese Christian Porter David Leyonhjelm
Judith Brett
Kiruna Stamell
18 12 June 2017 Mark Butler Josh Frydenberg Alan Finkel
Rosemary Sinclair
Amanda McKenzie
19 19 June 2017 Linda Burney James Paterson Jane Goodall
Peter Kurti
Rachel Botsman
20 26 June 2017 Clare O'Neil Christopher Pyne Alastair Campbell
Grahame Morris
Anna Greenberg
21 3 July 2017 Warren Snowdon Bob Katter
Jacinta Price
Dale McIver
Josie Douglas
William Tilmouth
22 17 July 2017 Terri Butler Matt Canavan Rachel Corbett
John Stackhouse
Mehdi Hasan
23 24 July 2017 Catherine King Josh Frydenberg Pinidu Chandrasekera
Jock Maddern
Jacinta Speer
24 31 July 2017 Jim Chalmers Steve Ciobo Mei Fong
Jessica Irvine
Greg Sheridan
25 7 August 2017 Nigel Scullion Marcia Langton
Noel Pearson
Denise Bowden
Djapirri Mununggirritj
Nyamba Buru Yawuru
26 14 August 2017 Sam Dastyari Eric Abetz Michael Jensen
Jamila Rizvi
Kim Rubenstein
27 21 August 2017 Bill Shorten
28 28 August 2017 Tony Burke George Brandis Jacqui Lambie
Dan Sultan
Christine Forster
29 4 September 2017 Michael Fullilove
Rutger Bregman
Laurie Penny
Shashi Tharoor
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
30 11 September 2017 Mark Dreyfus Zed Seselja Lucy Gichuhi
A.C. Grayling
Merav Michaeli
31 18 September 2017 Penny Wong Michael Sukkar Sarah Hanson-Young
Emma Herd
Bret Stephens
32 2 October 2017 Ed Husic Craig Laundy Catherine Ball
Sandra Peter
Adam Spencer
33 9 October 2017 Amanda Rishworth Matt Canavan Richard Di Natale
Peggy O'Neal
Michele Levine
34 16 October 2017 Anne Aly Bridget McKenzie Jimmy Barnes
Lydia Khalil
Tim Fischer
35 23 October 2017 Glenn Davies
Karina Okotel
Frank Brennan
Magda Szubanski
Same-sex marriage
36 30 October 2017 Laura Tingle
Judith Brett
Kevin Rudd
Alan Jones
37 6 November 2017 Tanya Plibersek Simon Birmingham Arthur Lim
Nadia Homem
Geordie Brown
Lauren McGrath-Wild
38 13 November 2017 Terri Butler Angus Taylor Brian Cox
Judith Sloan
Shara Evans
39 20 November 2017 Brendan O'Connor George Brandis Jacqui Lambie
Stephen O’Doherty
Janet Rice
40 27 November 2017 Murray Watt James McGrath Lenore Taylor
Jan Fran
Warren Mundine
41 4 December 2017 Lisa Singh Eric Abetz Simon Breheny
Gillian Triggs
Kate McClymont
42 11 December 2017 Malcolm Turnbull
43 18 December 2017 Anthony Albanese Greg Hunt Maxine McKew
Greg Sheridan
Alice Workman

Season 12: 2018[edit]

Episode Date Panellists Topics
Labor Coalition Others
1 5 February 2018 Chris Richardson
Heather Ridout
Sally McManus
Stephen Mayne
James Pearson
2 12 February 2018 Terri Butler Linda Reynolds John Hewson
Chris Kenny
Van Badham
3 15 February 2018 Catharine Lumby
Isabella Manfredi
Josh Bornstein
Janet Albrechtsen
MeToo Special hosted by Virginia Trioli
4 19 February 2018 Chris Bowen Josh Frydenberg Louise Adler
Shareena Clanton
Simon Breheny
5 26 February 2018 Clare O'Neil Zed Seselja Harriet Harman
A.C. Grayling
Catherine McGregor
6 5 March 2018 Tanya Plibersek Angus Taylor Richard Di Natale
Kamila Shamsie
Sharri Markson
7 12 March 2018 Bob Carr Tim Flannery
John Daley
Jane Fitzgerald
Jiyoung Song
Big Australia
8 19 March 2018 Mark Butler Paul Fletcher Tom Switzer
Alice Workman
Lydia Khalil
9 26 March 2018 Michael Sandel
10 9 April 2018 Clare O’Neil Alan Tudge Stuart Bateson
Andrew Rule
Nyadol Nyuon
11 16 April 2018 Amanda Rishworth Mitch Fifield Missy Higgins
Grahame Morris
Kenneth Roth
12 23 April 2018 Andrew Leigh Fiona Nash John Roskam Rebecca Huntley
Jill Sheppard
13 30 April 2018 Katy Tur
Wesley Morris
Masha Gessen
Richard McGregor
14 7 May 2018 Linda Burney Tim Wilson Stanley Johnson
Leyla Acaroglu
Jeremy Heimans
15 14 May 2018 Chris Bowen Angus Taylor Elizabeth Proust
Judith Sloan
Ben Oquist
16 21 May 2018 Julie Collins Jane Hume Peter Singer
Randa Abdel-Fattah
Greg Sheridan
17 28 May 2018 Ged Kearney Jim Molan rod Bower
Monica Doumit
Tim Fung
18 4 June 2018 Mark Dreyfus Dan Tehan Jacqui Lambie
Rosie Waterland
Grace Collier
19 11 June 2018 Bill Shorten
20 18 June 2018 Tim Watts Linda Reynolds Michael Spence
Simon Jackman
Aubrey Blanche
21 25 June 2018 Kiruna Stamell
Dylan Alcott
Graeme Innes
Catia Malaquias
Bruce Bonyhady
22 2 July 2018 Catherine King Sarah Henderson Cory Bernardi
Erik Jensen
Corey White
23 9 July 2018 Tanya Plibersek Matt Canavan Teela Reid
Mitchell Walton
Kumbi Gutsa
Victoria Fielding
24 23 July 2018 Craig Reucassel
Ronni Kahn
Jo Taranto
David O'Loughlin
Gayle Sloan
25 30 July 2018 Jim Chalmers Mitch Fifield Lenore Taylor
Parnell Palme
Tony Winwood
26 6 August 2018 Joel Fitzgibbon David Littleproud Fiona Simson Jenny Dowell
Matt Sorenson
27 13 August 2018 Anne Aly Eric Abetz Cornel West
Lindsay Shepherd
Jeremy Bell
28 20 August 2018 John Marsden
Maxine Beneba Clarke
Sofie Laguna
Michael Ahmad
Trent Dalton
29 27 August 2018 Cathy O’Toole George Christensen Pauline Hanson
Larissa Waters
Bob Katter

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