Sky News and The Daily Telegraph announce People’s Forum

• Sky News political editor David Speers will moderate the live one-hour forum

Sky News and The Daily Telegraph will host the People’s Forum on Wednesday March 20, three days out from the NSW Election.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Opposition Leader Michael Daley will be questioned live by 100 undecided voters, chosen by Galaxy polling.

Sky News political editor David Speers will moderate the live one-hour forum from Western Sydney University at 8pm AEDT.

David Speers said: “The upcoming Sky News/The Daily Telegraph People’s Forum will be a great opportunity to hear what’s on the mind of undecided voters and put the two leaders to the test. They have no idea what’s going to be asked and nor do we. It’s a raw and very real interaction between voters and the two leaders vying to be the Premier of NSW.”

Ben English, editor of The Daily Telegraph, said: “The Daily Telegraph’s political team consistently sets the agenda in NSW politics, breaking the big state stories in paper and online. We are proud to deliver the People’s Forum for our audiences to hear the final pitches from their leaders ahead of Saturday’s vote.”

Paul Whittaker, Sky News chief executive said: “We’re pleased to be taking our forum to the people of Western Sydney, who will play a major role in determining which party forms government. We are the only broadcaster to take a live debate forum into a key electorate ahead of the NSW Election. It continues our tradition of hosting People’s Forums in all elections around the country.”

Prior to the People’s Forum, David Speers will anchor his award-winning political program Speers Live from the venue at 4pm AEDT. Speers will be joined by News Corp political commentator Miranda Devine to discuss what viewers can expect from the People’s Forum.

Following the forum at 9pm AEDT, Speers will dissect the results with Paul Murray in a special edition of Paul Murray Live from Western Sydney. They’ll examine the leaders’ responses to the issues raised by the people of New South Wales. Speers and Murray will also be joined by The Daily Telegraph’s state political reporter, Anna Caldwell.

On Saturday March 23, Sky News will deliver coverage and analysis of the 2019 NSW State Election live from 5pm AEDT.

David Speers will anchor, NSW Decides 2019. LIVE with a panel of guests, including Sky News political experts Peta Credlin and Graham Richardson, Energy Minister Angus Taylor, Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland and The Australian’s NSW Political Editor Andrew Clennell.

Speers will also cross live to Sky News anchors Alan Jones, Kieran Gilbert, Laura Jayes and Chris Kenny throughout the night.

NSW Election Programming Schedule

Wednesday March 20

• 4:00pm AEDT Speers with David Speers live from Western Sydney
• 6:00pm AEDT Credlin with Peta Credlin
• 7:00pm AEDT The Bolt Report with Andrew Bolt
• 8:00pm AEDT Sky News/ The Daily Telegraph People’s Forum live from Western Sydney
• 9:00pm AEDT Paul Murray live from Western Sydney

Saturday March 23

5:00pm AEDT NSW Decides 2019 anchored by David Speers with Peta Credlin, Graham Richardson, Angus Taylor, Michelle Rowland and Andrew Clennell.

Sky News will feature multi-platform coverage of the Sky News/The Daily Telegraph’s People’s Forum as well as the NSW state election. From polls opening through to the evening, audiences can see coverage of the New South Wales State Election online at, with highlights across Twitter (@SkyNewsAust) and Facebook (

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