Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Poker machines, economy, Labor leadership, foreign aid

  DAVID LIPSON:  It’s finals week this week but today’s titans’ clash is happening off the football pitch. The battle over Andrew Wilkie’s pokie reforms has intensified after several AFL [Australian Football League] club presidents slammed the mandatory pre-commitment technology. …   ANTHONY BALL, Clubs Australia Executive Director: Millions of supporters, millions of players, kids and families…

2SM – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Parliamentary inquiry

  GRANT GOLDMAN: Now, Australians concerned about Julia Gillard’s carbon tax must speak now or forever hold their peace [almost]. That’s what Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham has said today. We have him on the line. Morning, Simon.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Grant. Good morning to your listeners.   GRANT GOLDMAN: Yes, and I think you’ve picked up…

Hunt-Birmingham doorstop interview, Parliament House – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, modelling, inquiry, media censorship

  GREG HUNT:  At six minutes to this morning’s committee hearing, the Treasurer finally released the updated Treasury modelling. What we know from today is this – the ‘world’s best Treasurer’ has the world’s worst modelling. This carbon tax modelling is worthless because it is based on a fantasy. It’s based on a fantasy, still, that the United…

Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Parliamentary inquiry

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: What we have today is new data from the [Australian] Trade and Industry Alliance that demonstrates that nine out of ten Australian jobs in manufacturing are in industries that will receive no compensation under the carbon tax. Every Australian job in the services sector is in an industry, in a business that will receive…