The world around us is changing and poses some big challenges for the next Australian government and parliament: how to respond to increasing numbers of refugees fleeing persecution and environmental stresses, implementing our climate change commitments and the UN sustainable development goals, providing humanitarian aid for flood, drought, famine relief and disease control, dealing with the threats of terrorism, regional military conflicts and nuclear war.

How we as a nation respond to these challenges depends on the values we hold as a country and the story we tell about ourselves.

So St Jude’s Anglican Church has asked the three candidates for the federal seat of Melbourne to talk about their vision for Australia and how they think we should respond to these big challenges. They are:

Adam Bandt, Incumbent MP for Melbourne and candidate for the Greens

Sophie Ismail, candidate for the Australian Labor Party

Philip Liu, candidate for the Liberal Party

Registration: Please register here by Monday the June 20

Please direct any questions to Jacob Sarkodee,


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM


Ridley College – 170 The Avenue, Parkville, VIC 3052