Have your say on what issues matter to you with the SBS Election Exchange!
In the lead up to the 2013 Federal Election, SBS Radio is hosting a series of community based events aligned with our six largest language programs across Sydney and Melbourne.
Each event will involve a one hour panel discussion with community leaders, local representatives and federal election candidates from the major Australian political parties.
We’re going beyond the hype, the campaign tactics and polls to bring the election and policies to a local level - so you can make sense of the policies, in an independent and informed way.
Come along on the day to hear from the community representatives and the candidates and get your picture taken in our photo booth showing us what issue is important to you in this election.
• SBS Vietnamese - Saturday 17 August from 12pm @ Freedom Plaza, (near the Commonwealth Bank) John St Mall Cabramatta, NSW.
Hosted by Executive Producer Vinh Hoang. Meet the candidates which include Chris Hayes (ALP).
• SBS Mandarin - Saturday 24 August from 12pm @ Box Hill Mall, Box Hill, VIC.
Hosted by Executive Producer Lili Zhou. Meet the candidates Anna Burke (Labor) John Nguyen (Liberal), Josh Fergeus (Greens) and Pat Shea (Democratic Labor Party).
• SBS Arabic - Saturday 24 August from 12.30pm @ SBS Stage during the Haldon St Festival, Haldon St Lakemba, NSW.
Hosted by Executive Producer Marie Myssy. Meet the candidates Tony Burke MP (Labor), Ron Delezio (Liberal) and Barbara Bloch (Greens).
• SBS Cantonese - Friday 30 August from 12pm @ Eastwood Plaza, Eastwood, NSW.
Hosted by Executive Producer Elsa Tsang. Meet the candidates Jason Yat-Sen Li (Labor) and Lindsay Peters (Greens).
• SBS Greek - Friday 30 August from 4pm @ Eaton Mall, Oakleigh, VIC for a live broadcast.
Hosted by Executive Producer Vassiliki Morali. Meet the candidates Anna Burke (Labor), John Nguyen (Liberal) Josh Fergeus (Greens) and Melanie Vassiliou (Rise Up Australia Party).
• SBS Italian - Saturday 31 August from 12pm @ Lygon Court, Carlton, VIC.
Hosted by Executive Producer Magica Fossati. Meet the candidates which include Cath Bowtell (Labor).
• SBS Vietnamese - Wednesday 4th September from 12pm @ the Nicholson Street Mall in Footscray, VIC.
Hosted by Executive Producer Vinh Hoang. Meet the candidates which include Tim Watts (Labor) and Rod Swift (Greens).
What Issue is Driving Your Vote?
Connect with your SBS Radio program and tell us what issues are important to you in this election.
Comment on our Facebook pages, or send us an email via our websites, just click on the program’s website then About and Contact Us.
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SBS Vietnamese: http://www.facebook.com/SBSVietnamese
SBS Arabic: http://www.facebook.com/sbsarabic http://twitter.com/SBSArabic
SBS Greek: http://www.facebook.com/SBSGreek https://twitter.com/SBSRadioGreek
SBS Italian: http://www.facebook.com/sbsitalian http://twitter.com/SBSItalian