General Education Programs

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane


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Are YOU interested in politics?


Do YOU have an opinion about how politics is reported in the media? 


We want to hear what YOU have to say!



You are invited to a focus group that will be conducted at Brisbane City Council Library

(266 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000 Meeting Room1.3 )


10:30 am -12: 00pm  (Saturday 24th of May)

1:00 pm -2:30 pm (Saturday 24th of May)



We are looking for people to participate in focus groups who are interested:

  • readers of Australian newspapers or
  • listeners or viewers of radio and TV political shows or
  • visitors to social media websites that cover political themes or issues


This project and researchers at Queensland University of Technology are focused on:

·      Mapping the Australian political public sphere, including print, broadcast and online platforms.

·      Gauging public expectations of the role of the media in a modern democracy.

·      Assessing the Australian public’s engagement with, and perceived performance of, political media.

  • Identifying ways in which Australian political media can strengthen citizenship and democratic engagement in Australia.


Participants will be given a $80 gift voucher to recognise the contribution for their time and effort.


If you would like to participate, you are interested in receiving more details regarding these focus groups, or would like more detailed information on the study, please email [email protected].  


*(Email details will not be kept or used for any purpose other than providing further information regarding this study. Researchers are bound by the Queensland University of Technology’s ethical Code of Conduct for Research. For further information contact the QUT Research Ethics Officer on (07) 3138 2340 or ethicsconta

Quick Facts About The Region

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane is located in the suburb of Brisbane City, the ward of Central in the council of Brisbane, the state electorate of Mcconnel and the federal electorate of Brisbane.