With the excitement of election time ahead, political journalist Shalailah Medhora is joining the triple j Hack team.
Previously reporting for The Guardian and SBS, Shalailah will now bring the country’s political machinations to young audiences on triple j, taking a leading role in triple j’s 2016 federal election coverage, straight from Parliament House in Canberra.
This federal election year, Tom Tilley will lead a team of reporters in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra to help young people make sense of federal politics, with extensive coverage across radio, online and social media.
Australia’s leading politicians will appear live to answer listeners’ questions.
In 2013 Hack delivered one of the most exciting moments of the election campaign when Malcolm Turnbull and Anthony Albanese went head to head live on air, debating NBN policy and the Coalition’s proposed internet filter – a policy the Coalition dumped shortly after the program aired, less than two days out from the election. So anything could happen in 2016.
They will also hit the road for a Swinging Voters Tour, to speak to people around the country about the issues and policies that matter to them. Plus throw triple j’s Election House Party on election night.
In the lead up to the 2016 election announcement, triple j’s Rock Enrol campaign will encourage young people to register to vote. Plus they’ll conduct a national survey of young Australians to determine the issues that are most important to them, as well as give them a platform to begin that crucial discussion.
Hack reaches more than 700,000 listeners every weekday across Australia’s capital cities, enjoying an 11% share from 5:30pm according to the latest GfK survey. Hack’s podcast is consistently in the top 10 news and politics podcasts in Australia.