"Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott will tonight go head-to-head in the only televised debate of the election campaign.
The hour-long debate will be held at the National Press Club in Canberra with both leaders facing questions from a panel journalists after making a short opening statement." ABC News
The Great Debate is almost here,
No doubt to enhance electoral cheer.
Will it inform, or perhaps enlighten,
Or will it work to dull and frighten
A people poised to place a vote,
A people ready to choose, or smote
Those who rule and demand more taxes
While punching "porkies" by email and faxes,
And drive us up the bleedin' wall?
Ah, we wait, excited, for our leaders to enthral!