Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Leader’s 7.30 Report interview, Kevin Rudd’s backflips, workplace relations and Labor’s proposed mining tax

  …   CELINA EDMONDS: Senator Birmingham, you have to admit that we are going to hear that line, ‘phoney Tony’ a lot now? It does seem that ‘straight shooting Tony Abbott’ may have shot himself in the foot on this one.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Celina, Tony’s only sin last night was to give a direct…

ABC Radio Australia – National Interest with Peter Mares – Labor’s dodgy how-to-vote cards

PETER MARES:  While Special Minister of State Senator Joe Ludwig hasn’t yet had time to take a serious look at the questionable use of how-to-vote cards in the South Australian election, other politicians at state and federal level have vowed to push for reform. Labor’s deployment of blue T-shirted Family First look-alikes at polling booths in…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Senator Minchin’s future, reshuffle speculation, state election, education spending

  ASLEIGH GILLON:  Joining me here in our Canberra studio this morning is the Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham … Bill Shorten will be with us soon from Melbourne. Simon, before we start talking about reshuffles let’s just take a moment to recognise Nick Minchin’s contribution … of course he was in the Senate for some…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Hospitals funding, Tony Abbott, MP benefits

  KIERAN GILBERT: Welcome back to AM Agenda, joining me now from Adelaide the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action, Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning Senator.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning Kieran.   KIERAN GILBERT: And in Sydney the Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, Jason Clare. Jason thanks for coming in and I’ll start with you.…