By Rebecca Harris

Pub Politics — an event at which the public is invited to listen to local politicians debate issues in an informal surrounding — returns to Rozelle’s Sackville Hotel this Thursday night.

Tomorrow night will see NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell and local Balmain MP and NSW Minister for Climate Change and the Environment, Verity Firth, debate the topic ‘Is the way we run Parliament diminishing democracy?’.

Pub Politics spokesperson Adam Abrams said the evenings have been a huge success with the locals in Balmain and surrounding areas. “Balmain’s always been a politically active area and it’s a really relaxed way to get more involved in that,” he said.

Previous debates have seen the likes of Federal Health Minister Tony Abbott and NSW union leader John Robertson debate whether unions are relevant.

This week’s event kicks off at 7:30pm at the Sackville Hotel, 599 Darling Street, Rozelle.

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