Q&A invites a panel of 5 to answer questions from the audience which is made up of the public. While you would expect most of the issues discussed are about Australia (politics), there are other general topics that are "borderless".
Despite getting funding from the government, Q&A can discuss all kinds of issues openly, including criticism to the current government. No censor. No manipulation. No brainwash.
Below are some topics that I found interesting:
The discussion about death on 18 May 2015, minute 1:14
Death, something that we perceive as being in the distance, but in fact it is always just around the corner. The panel has given some insightful opinions on this topic.
The discussion about marriage equality and religion on 8 Jun 2015, minute 11:30
Dr. Cornel West talked about "Revolutionary Christianity". His view on religion has impressed me. Religion has increasing become something that, in my opinion, is used as a tool to manipulate the public. It's sad to see that religion has been twisted in so many different ways and levels, but it's glad to see that there are people whose mind remain open and wise. His response gained an applause from the audience -- when you can gain an applause from a public audience regarding a topic like this, you know how good the answer is.
A full hour of discussion on mental health issue 5 Oct 2015
I have to confess about my admiration to one of the panel Fay Jackson, with her ill condition yet she still has the courage and bravery to turn public. Bravo!
A full programme of Q&A can be found on ABC Q&A Website.
For the latest 4 episodes of Q&A, you can view it with closed-caption on ABC iView.
I hope you will enjoy the programme as I do.