'A Punch and Judy show' ... former prime minister Paul Keating says he wouldn't be caught dead on the ABC's Q&A; program.
'A Punch and Judy show' ... former prime minister Paul Keating says he wouldn't be caught dead on the ABC's Q&A; program. Nic Walker

Keating's 'mace' spray at Q&A

FORMER prime minister Paul Keating has likened ABC TV's Q&A program to the Punch and Judy show, saying he wouldn't be seen dead on it.

Fronting a Brisbane audience to promote his new book last night, Mr Keating said Q&A sometimes had reasonable panellists but often featured a "ragtag" bunch.

Mr Keating questioned whether government ministers should even participate in the weekly current affairs-focused show, saying they sometimes shared a stage with people "of no note whatsoever".

"I wouldn't be caught dead on it," Mr Keating said.

"If I was the prime minister I would not let federal ministers go on that program. You just wash the government through mud every time you turn up."

Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au

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