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Politics in the Pub


Thu 10 Jun, 2021

Tue 20 Jul, 2021


60 mins

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for ages 15+
Contains coarse language + adult themes

Presented by New Farm Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse and Brisbane Comedy Festival

Politics in the Pub is a Q&A style debate that tackles the most pressing contemporary issues for Australia and the world.

Each topic is addressed by a panel of experts from a range of disciplines. Following the panel discussion will be an opportunity for you to pose your questions directly to the panel. Join us at Brisbane Powerhouse and ask the policy questions most important to you and your community.

Is Tough on Youth Justice the weak solution? – THU 10 jun, 6PM
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There is a common perception that governments need to be tough on crime to keep our communities safe from young offenders. Many have implemented such policies but the issue is still with us. What could a more nuanced approach offer?

Do the alternatives to getting tough on crime come at too high a price?

Join us as we weigh up the balance between keeping our community members safe and offering our young people support to make better choices.

Come join our panel of experts for a lively conversation at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Thu 10 Jun, where audience members will have an opportunity to put their own questions to the panel. Tickets are free but limited.


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$19.90 + $6.90 TRANSACTION FEE

Brisbane Comedy Festival special: A fresh take on the tough issues as two teams of festival favourites and local faces go head to head in The Debate – a good old-fashioned debate of ideas, sprinkled with a healthy serving of comedy silliness.

Hosted and moderated by (the immoderate) Natalie Bochenski (known for Act React’s Speed: The Movie, The Play and Convince Me), The Debate will see an affirmative team and a negative team fight it out in a quick-thinking battle, with a surprise topic to be announced in the lead up to the Brisbane Comedy Festival.

Proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre.


ticket INFO

We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. 

For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival. 

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.


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