On Four Corners next Monday, reporter Sean Nicholls sits down with Federal Opposition Leader, Peter Dutton.
When Peter Dutton became Federal Opposition Leader in May, he declared that he wanted Australians to see the “entire person” – not just the persona shaped by his reputation as a former Queensland policeman-turned-Liberal party hard man.
On Monday Four Corners reporter Sean Nicholls puts that declaration to the test with a rare in-depth interview.
“Why have you decided to do this interview?” Sean Nicholls, reporter.
“Sometimes the public only see a snapshot of you through a very quick grab in a news package or during question time. And in this role, you can show people a little bit more of the true … the full picture.” Peter Dutton, Liberal leader
In this program, Peter Dutton speaks about some of the issues that shaped him and his vision for Australia. Colleagues who’ve known him for many years also offer their insights.
“I think that what Peter Dutton has demonstrated over his time in parliament… is that he’s incredibly capable of growth and of evolving as a human being into a better person.” Former Dutton colleague
Sean Nicholls also speaks to people whose lives have been directly affected by Peter Dutton’s words and actions as a powerful cabinet minister.
“Like many politicians, he has attempted a makeover and is attempting a major makeover now as the new Leader of the Opposition. The leopard has not changed its spots. He still remains the leopard.” Dutton critic
Monday 26th September at 8.30pm on ABC.