Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Parliamentary standards of behaviour; Newspoll; Julia Gillard’s carbon tax; budget

  LYNDAL CURTIS: It’s the second anniversary of the 2010 federal election. Although Australia then had to wait 17 days and for a 17-minute speech to find out that the Gillard Government had been returned to power. The Government marked the anniversary with reference to its achievements and the appointment of a new High Court…

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Carbon tax threatens SA footy community programs

  Threatened cutbacks to community development programs by the SANFL and member footy clubs highlight the real and unwanted impacts of Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   The South Australian National Football League (SANFL) is reportedly facing a $100,000 increase in electricity bills, while member clubs…

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Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Electricity prices, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Qantas, Lyne pre-selection

  KIERAN GILBERT: This afternoon our focus is on the battle over the power bill – the Federal Government and the Opposition, the Commonwealth and the states each blaming each other for soaring electricity prices but is it all too late for Prime Minister Gillard to reframe this debate and why didn’t she take on…

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Are you happy now, Minister?

  Water Minister Tony Burke should provide certainty to all Murray-Darling stakeholders by indicating quickly whether he is happy with the latest iteration of the Proposed Basin Plan released by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority today.   With just three weeks left for the States to provide further comment on the plan, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Border security; Australia’s relationship with Indonesia; Julia Gillard

  KIERAN GILBERT: Joining us now, Labor frontbencher Mike Kelly here in the Canberra studio; in Adelaide, Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham. Good to see you both, gentlemen. Mike, first to you… the asylum seeker panel today – Angus Houston meeting with various representatives of the political parties… …   KIERAN GILBERT: Senator Birmingham, there…

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