Q&A: inequality, health and the fair go

Q&A: inequality, health and the fair go

Monday, 29 August – 9.35pm on ABC, simulcast LIVE at 9:35pm (AEST) on iview, ABC NewsRadio & ABC News 24*

This year's ABC Boyer Lecturer Sir Michael Marmot argues that inequality is making us sick and extreme inequality is simply unsustainable.

Australia has always been the land of the fair go but evidence shows the distribution of wealth in Australia is no more egalitarian than the average for the OECD counties and some say the economic, health and social inequality gap in this country could be reaching crisis point.

On Monday night Q&A turns the focus to inequality.

Joining host Tony Jones on the Q&A panel live from our Sydney studio will be the President of the World Medical Association and 2016 Boyer lecturer Michael Marmot; Chair of the PM's Indigenous Advisory Council Warren Mundine; Head of ACOSS Cassandra Goldie; Professor of Economics of Sydney University Deborah Cobb-Clark; and Dean of Medicine of Notre Dame University Christine Bennett.

Q&A is simulcast LIVE around the country on ABC TV, ABC News 24, ABC NewsRadio and iview. Australia Plus Television also broadcasts Q&A in to Asia and the Pacific.

Members of the public can:

  • Register to be part of the Q&A LIVE studio audience at: abc.net.au/qanda
  • Submit questions for the panel, also at: abc.net.au/qanda
  • Contribute to the discussion via Q&A's Twitter highlights feed, using #qanda
  • Submit live questions via Twitter using #qanda and @qanda
  • Follow @qanda on Twitter to receive first-hand updates about the program and panel members.

*Airs on ABC News 24: SA 9.05pm; NT 9.05pm; WA 7.35pm