AM Agenda, Sky News – Climate change; Labor’s Defence cuts; border protection; industrial relations

    DAVID LIPSON: … welcome back to 2013 to our panellists for today, Labor MP Graham Perrett and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Senator Simon Birmingham. Thank you so much for your time this morning, gentlemen. I want to start first with Barack Obama’s inauguration speech today.   …   DAVID LIPSON: Senator Birmingham, there was…

ABC NewsRadio – Whaling

  LAURA TCHILINGUIRIAN: … the Australian Federal Opposition has written a third letter to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, about whaling in the Southern Ocean. It wants the Australian Government to send a Customs vessel to monitor any fights between protesters and the Japanese fleet. The Government has consistently said that sending a boat would…

Salt and Pepper, JOY 94.9 – Same-sex marriage; pre-selection.

  PETE DILLON: Simon Birmingham is a federal Liberal Senator for South Australia. He’s been in the news, particularly for the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community, after the recent pre-selection for the South Australian Senate and was elected behind controversial Senator Cory Bernardi, the former [Shadow] Parliamentary Secretary to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.…