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Politics in the Pub

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse and New Farm Neighbourhood Centre

Where’s the line?

Freedom of opinion and expression is held dear to most of us, however Australia has less legislated protection of free speech than most other Western countries. Calls for change are coming from many directions. It’s time we talked about religious protection, protest and activism, public nuisance, acts of terrorism, journalistic freedom, online discourse, and the role of censorship. Are our current rules for individual behaviour enough? Should the rules should be different for public figures? How do we maintain a healthy, active democracy at the same time as protecting public safety?

Our final Politics in the Pub for 2019 will take place on November 5th at the Brisbane Powerhouse with a conversation about the limits and the cost of free speech. We’ll look at the current landscape and legislation, calls for reform, and talk to people on the frontline of the free speech battles.

The New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, a program of Communify Queensland, has been hosting Politics in the Pub events for 16 years. Each event offers a different issue for the community to engage in, debate and discuss. Politics in the Pub is made possible through the generous support of the Patrons of New Farm, My Village News, and the Brisbane Powerhouse.

All are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event.


Politics in the Pub is a fantastic way of getting people together to discuss the issues that matter most to the inner city community

Fiona Hunt Co-ordinator NFNC

About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.