Canberra, prepare yourselves for a battle between two universities, two pubs, two uni Labor Clubs and the two most senior members of the Australian Labor Party.
It’s a Politics in the Pub-off and we can’t wait to find out who wins.
Tomorrow night the ANU Labor Club will host Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten at the Wig and Pen at the ANU from 5.30pm, while at 6pm across town, the UC Labor Club will have Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Leader of the Opposition Tanya Plibersek on hand for beer and banter at the campus arm of Zierholz.
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We’re so torn between which to attend we might try to do both. Plibersek’s event has the added bonus of local member Andrew Leigh but is that enough to counter the alternative prime minister factor?
At last check, ANU/Shorten was in front with 654 attendees to UC/Plibersek’s 501. If you get along to either, please let us know how many people turn up in the comments so we can announce the overall winner.
The ANU Labor Club is winning on the organization front too, at this stage. Their Facebook event page has much more info than UC’s. That said, as you can see on the UC event page here, their promo banner is streets ahead of the Shorten one, so some points to Plibersek on that front.
Which event will you pick?
What: Politics in the Pub with Bill Shorten vs Politics in the Pub with Tanya Plibersek
When: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 vs Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 5.30pm vs 6pm
Where: Wig and Pen Tavern and Brewery, Building 100, William Herbert Place, Australian National University vs Zierholz Brewery, Building 1, 1 Kirinari Street, University of Canberra