Tony Abbott was not known, during his time as health minister, for seeing eye-to-eye with public health advocates. Tonight he takes to the stage at the University of Sydney to debate leading public health advocate Professor Mike Daube.
Their subject: Welcome back nanny? Civil liberties vs the public good.
The timing is perfect (and not only because of Liberal leadership jockeying) but because of the anticipation surrounding the recommendations of the Preventative Health Taskforce.
The debate will be chaired by Crikey and Croakey correspondent, Prof Simon Chapman.
At the Eastern Ave Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney, from 6pm.