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Laura Tingle explains it all

Laura Tingle

The tables are turned as the 7.30 journo becomes the interviewee. Expect her trademark blend of political insight, personal observation and wry commentary as she helps us understand the rollercoaster that is politics today.

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre and on Stream | Talks & Ideas


“Is there a structural reason national politics has become so dysfunctional?”

Laura Tingle

See Laura Tingle, eyebrows and all, in person

Admiration for Laura Tingle exploded in recent years after she migrated to TV to the ABC’s 7.30 after decades as one of the Canberra Press Gallery’s top print journalists. Viewers have come to rely on Tingle to explain their world, to hold politicians to account with tough interviews, and to skewer their hypocrisies and failings with the ever-so-slight lift of a single brow.

This event turns the spotlight onto Laura as subject rather than interviewer as we seek her analysis of domestic and world politics. Combining political insights with personal observations and anecdotes about the players who hold our fate in their hands, rest assured Laura will not let anyone off lightly.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

More about...

Laura Tingle is the chief political correspondent for the nightly current affairs program 7.30. One of Australia's best journalists and top political analysts, she's spent most of her 35-year career in journalism reporting on Australian federal politics, and the country's major policy debates. A journalist, author and essayist, she was formerly the political editor of The Australian Financial Review.

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Venue Information

Performances are being sold to 100% capacity in line with the NSW Public Health Order. This includes all shows in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you will be seated directly alongside other ticketholders.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice). 
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a 6 min walk to the Opera House. 

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