Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Julia Gillard’s secret deal with the Greens on the mining tax, Julia Gillard’s mining tax, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, party room consultation, photo opportunities

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining me this afternoon on our panel of politicians, the Labor MP Amanda Rishworth and the Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham. Good afternoon to both of you.   Amanda, keeping the details of this deal with the Greens [to secure passage of the Government’s Minerals Resource Rent Tax legislation] did seem all very…

Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, taxpayer funded advertising, Australia Network

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: I’ll just make two quick points on two important issues. Firstly, we read today that the Government is planning an advertising campaign to sell their carbon tax. Well, quite frankly, Australians are going to end up paying more than enough for this carbon tax, Australians are going to have to work harder…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Budget, Labor’s mining tax, Afghanistan

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now, Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham and Labor MP Andrew Leigh. Gentlemen, good morning to you both.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran, Andrew.   …   KIERAN GILBERT: Andrew, the Access Economics [Deloitte Access Economics] report… you’re an economist, I want to get your thoughts on this straight away… the Deloitte…