AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Julia Gillard and Bob Carr, university places, poker machine reform

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now on the program, Labor MP Andrew Leigh and Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham. Gentlemen, good morning to both of you.   ANDREW LEIGH: Morning, Kieran.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran.   KIERAN GILBERT: Andrew, I’ll start where I started with the Minister [Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills Science…

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Why does the PM lack an opinion on Murray court action?

  Australians deserve to know what the Prime Minister thinks about South Australia’s threatened High Court action over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Coalition Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   Visiting Adelaide, Julia Gillard has today offered only platitudes about understanding South Australia’s frustration at being at the end of the river system and being…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, taxpayer funded advertising, Labor leadership

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Yesterday in Senate Estimates it was revealed that this Labor Government has spent more than a million dollars of taxpayers’ money on focus groups, on polling and market research into their carbon tax; that they’re giving around $100,000 to the ACTU [Australian Council of Trade Unions] to help union officials sell the carbon tax;…

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