Tony Jones

Walkley Award-winning Australian television and political journalist: ABC

Tony Jones is one of Australia’s most respected journalists. As host of ABC TV’s new live public affairs program Q&A he brings over 20 years of award-winning journalism to the table.

Tony is known for his incisive and probing interviews on the breaking issues of the day. His role on Q&A will capitalise on his ability to tap into the political zeitgeist and keep the discussion focused and on track.

Tony Jones has won pretty much every award an Australian journalist could wish for. He’s covered the seminal news events of the last two decades – from the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, through the collapse of apartheid in South Africa, to the rise of the Taliban and, closer to home, the revelations of sexual abuse in remote Aboriginal communities.

Now with Q&A Tony is embarking on a new kind of inquiry.

He wants to put the Australian public directly in touch with the politicians and playmakers – to give them the opportunity to get some answers, eye to eye.

Public democracy, open dialogue, transparency – it’s what every good journalist strives for.

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