Leaders Debate at the National Press Club, Canberra
Will you please put your hands together for the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. My name is Chris Uhlmann ABC’s political editor. I’m joined this evening by some distinguished colleagues from the Press Gallery; Laura Tingle from The Australian Financial Review, Andrew Probyn from the West Australian and Ellen Whinnett from the Herald Sun. Our time keeper is Hannah Porter. Gentlemen the only thing you need to remember is when you hear a bell you have 15 seconds to conclude whatever it is that you are saying. Time is short. We will not waste it. Bill Shorten has won the toss and elected that the Prime Minister should open the batting.