Robert Oakeshott to speak on media and politics at public forum

Rob Oakeshott
Rob Oakeshott

MEDIA, politics and the era of fake news will be on the agenda for Rob Oakeshott at a discussion hosted by ABC Friends Mid North Coast on May 30.

The discussion is open to the public and will be held at 10am at Westport Club. 

Mr Oakeshott has been very active in the community including as Federal Member for Lyne for many years until 2013 and before that as the NSW State MP for the seat of Port Macquarie. 

The topic for Mr Oakeshott’s speech is Media and Politics and is expected to cover issues including the use of Twitter and Facebook by politicians; “fake news”; and what can be done (if anything) when voters are more likely to take their cues from media personalities than the people standing for office. 

Entry is by gold coin donation.