The only authorised ticket agency for this event is the Sydney Opera House. For more information about Authorised Agencies, see the FAQ below. Children aged 15 years and under must be accompanied at all times.
Auslan interpretation service is provided for audiences who are deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Experienced Auslan interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the speakers are saying into Auslan. The live stream of this event will also be live captioned.
Morality is increasingly used to frame Australian political discourse: leaders share personal stories to boost their integrity. Immigration and the climate crisis are discussed in ethical terms. Blow ups around the treatment of women and MPs' sexual conduct damage the perceived moral characters of politicians. The Prime Minister's religion gets weaponised - first Rudd, then Abbott, and now most of all Morrison.
So with an election looming, it's time to ask: what role does morality play in politics? Is it just a cynical ploy to win hearts and votes? What does religion have to do with virtue? And can we hope for a government motivated by honesty and justice? Join these seasoned political commentators as they wrestle with Australia's moral conscience.
Presented by Sydney Opera House
More about Jacqueline Maley...
Jacqueline Maley is a columnist and senior writer for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers, where she writes about politics, people and social affairs. She has also worked on staff at The Guardian in London and at The Australian Financial Review, as well as contributing to numerous other publications including Gourmet Traveller and Marie Claire. In 2016 she won the Kennedy Award for Outstanding Columnist. She lives in Sydney with her daughter and partner.
More about Julia Baird...
Julia Baird is a globally renowned author and award-winning journalist. She hosts The Drum on ABC TV and writes columns for The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. After taking up a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, she became a columnist and senior editor at Newsweek in New York. Her third book is Phosphorescence: On Awe, Wonder, and Things That Sustain You When the World Goes Dark. She lives near the sea with two children, a tyrannical cat and an abnormally large dog.
More about Osman Faruqi...
Osman Faruqi is an award-winning journalist and head of audio at Schwartz Media. He is the editor of their daily news podcast 7am and hosts their weekly arts and culture podcast, The Culture. He has worked as an editor at the ABC and was a reporter with the flagship audio documentary program Background Briefing. He’s hosted shows on Melbourne’s Triple R and Sydney’s FBi radio station, and is regularly published in The Saturday Paper, The Guardian, and The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.
More about Dr Edwina Throsby...
Respected producer, director and curator Edwina Throsby is Managing Editor of Arts at the ABC. The former Head of Talks and Ideas at the Sydney Opera House and Curation of TEDxSydney, Throsby has dedicated her 20-year career to bringing complex topics and stories to the broadest possible audience across platforms and media. In her three years overseeing the artistic and creative vision for TEDxSydney, the ideas festival grew to almost 130,000 attendees, millions of online views and more than 150 satellite events.
Prior to TEDxSydney, Throsby founded and produced the ABC’s flagship multi-platform ideas program, Big Ideas, hosted by Tony Jones, which quickly expanded from ABC2 to the main ABC network and ABC News 24.
Throsby has worked as a documentary filmmaker, garnering the Best Documentary award at Flickerfest (2008) and Best Documentary Short award at Melbourne International Film Festival (2008) for Dance Like Your Old Man. She has also worked on esteemed news and current affairs programs, including Four Corners, Media Watch and Q&A.
Edwina holds a PhD in political science, her thesis was about undecided voters in Australia.
Experience ANTIDOTE live on Stream
This year, Antidote will take place live on Stream, the new streaming service from Sydney Opera House. Watch a single talk, or settle in for a day of discussions on ideas, action and change with a Festival Pass.
Currently, only digital tickets are available to Antidote. The possibility of the festival going ahead on site at the Opera House in September has not yet been ruled out and will be determined in line with the NSW Government orders in place at the time. In the event that tickets to attend Antidote on site are made available, patrons who have purchased a livestream ticket may opt to exchange this by paying only the difference of an onsite ticket price.
You may be able to watch on your TV if you have Chromecast, Apple TV with mirroring capability; a smart TV with an inbuilt browser or by plugging your laptop or mobile device into your TV using an HDMI cable. You can watch on your mobile using a mobile web browser. We will be offering native apps for iOS, Android, set-top boxes and smart TVs in 2021.
A recording of the livestream will be available to watch on your account for 30 days following the festival. Note, the archive recording will be available approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the livestream.
The quality of your live playback experience is largely dependent on the download speed you have from ISP (Internet Service Provider) or mobile provider. Keep in mind that your overall Internet speed can vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: time of day, Wi-Fi performance, other devices/users utilizing your connection, and the strength of the signal provided by your ISP.
If you have continue to have issues with the livestream during the duration of the event, note you will be able to watch a recording of the Livestream via your account for 30 days following the festival.