Q+A on ABC TV – Prime Minister Anthony Albanese heads to Washington DC, as tensions soar in the Middle East and Israel prepares for a ground offensive in Gaza.

Climate, nuclear submarines and global security are on the agenda, while the PM has also confirmed Australia’s support for Israel, saying responsibility for what is happening now “rests firmly with Hamas”.

World leaders have been meeting with the Israeli PM in Tel Aviv as the conflict escalates, with Joe Biden urging Israel not to be “consumed” by its rage in responding to the attack by Hamas, while also making the case for billions more in aid to Israel and Ukraine. Meanwhile, the UN has called for a ceasefire to address the “human catastrophe” unfolding. How will the world respond to this crisis?

Here at home, the cost-of-living crunch remains the top focus for many Australians as they struggle to pay the bills. With a summer of blackouts looming and power bills set to soar, does this mean our climate battle takes a back seat to more immediate concerns?

Q+A is live from Sydney tonight, Monday October 23, at 9.35pm AEDT.

Joining Patricia Karvelas on the panel live in Sydney:

Matt Thistlethwaite, Assistant Minister for Defence, Veterans Affairs & the Republic

Adam Bandt, Leader of the Australian Greens

Keith Pitt, Nationals Member for Hinkler

Larissa Baldwin-Roberts, GetUp CEO

Dr Rodger Shanahan, Middle East analyst

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