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The SBS Election Exchange is a series of community-based events hosted by SBS Radio’s language programs in the lead up to the 2016 Federal Election. SBS Radio invites locals to come along, meet their local candidates and join the debate.
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16 Jun 2016 - 11:16 AM  UPDATED 16 Jun 2016 - 11:26 AM

Each SBS Election Exchange event will involve SBS Radio taking its radio studio out to communities, interviewing community leaders, local representatives and federal election candidates from the major Australian political parties.

The SBS Election Exchange will engage with SBS Radio’s six largest language programs, which represent close to half the SBS Radio audience. The programs hosting the Election Exchange events are Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Mandarin and Vietnamese.

SBS Radio Content Manager, Mark Cummins said “SBS’s aim is to bring the election and policies to a local level for our audiences and help them make sense of the policies, in an independent and informed way.

“We want to give our diverse communities the opportunity to speak about the issues that matter to them in their language and inspire them to take part in the national conversation. The SBS Election Exchange events empower multilingual communities to lead the agenda.”

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SBS Election Exchanges will be held in Liverpool, Chatswood and Bankstown in Sydney and Federation Square in Melbourne from 16 June to 25 June.

The SBS Election Exchange in Liverpool will be hosted by SBS Arabic24. Drive presenter Heba Kassoua will present and Arabic24 Marhaba program will broadcast live from 4-7pm.

SBS Radio’s Greek and Italian programs will host an Election Exchange at the Refugee Week Launch in Federation Square on Sunday 19 June from 2pm. SBS Greek will broadcast live from 4-6pm.

SBS Mandarin and Cantonese will be at Chatswood Mall Markets on Thursday 23 June and SBS Vietnamese will be in Bankstown on Saturday 25 June.

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SBS Election Exchange Events


Liverpool Resource Migrant Centre
Hosted by SBS Arabic24
Thursday 16 June, 3.30pm - 7pm

Refugee Week Launch - Federation Square Melbourne
Hosted by SBS Italian and SBS Greek
Sunday 19 June, 2 - 6pm

Chatswood Mall Markets
Hosted by SBS Mandarin and SBS Cantonese
Thursday 23 June, 11am - 2pm

Saigon Place, Cnr Chapel St and Bankstown City Plaza
Hosted by SBS Vietnamese
Saturday 25 June, 10am - 1.30pm