Thursday 26 Nov 2020 | 01:22 | SYDNEY
Thursday 26 Nov 2020 | 01:22 | SYDNEY

Australia election: The foreign policy debate


Sam Roggeveen


13 November 2007 12:43

As I said in an earlier post, The Interpreter will cover the Australian election debate on defence policy this coming Friday. But on Thursday, 15 November, the National Press Club in Canberra will host a debate between Foreign Minister Alexander Downer (Liberal Party) and his Labor Party counterpart, Robert McClelland. I'll also attend this debate for The Interpreter, though as something of a live-blogging sceptic, I'll post my debate analysis after the event rather than giving you a running commentary.

So what should the foreign policy debate be about? What are the major foreign policy challenges facing Australia over the next three-year term? The Lowy Institute's 2007 Voters Guide will tell you what our experts believe. But here's your chance to shape Thursday's debate by telling me what you would ask McClelland or Downer. Send me your questions via the 'Email the editor about this post' button below. I'll pick the best one and use it if I get the opportunity.