- Clive Palmer - Leader of the Palmer United Party
- Mark Latham - Former Federal Opposition Leader
- Larissa Waters - Queensland Greens Senator
- David Williamson - Playwright
- Rebecca Huntley - Social researcher and writer
- Nick Xenophon - South Australia Independent Senator
Oh, and we must not overlook a compere whose most notable talent -- only talent, actually -- is an infinite capacity for interrupting conservatives. Tonight that gift will not be taxed, as there is not a single guest who remotely approaches that description.