News Hour, FIVEaa – National Broadband Network, Labor waste, Labor debt and deficit, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, taxpayer funded advertising

  ANDREW REIMER: You heard just a moment ago, on the News Hour, that construction work is about to begin on the infrastructure for the next stage of the rollout of the high speed National Broadband Network. The company undertaking the work for the Federal Government, NBN Co, released a 12-month plan today listing the…

Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Olympic Dam mine expansion, 14-year-old boy arrested in Bali, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining me this afternoon on our panel of politicians, the Labor MP Graham Perrett – good afternoon to you – and joining us from Adelaide today the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Simon Birmingham – good afternoon to you as well.   We just heard some developing news a short time…

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…