Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Dental healthcare; Julia Gillard’s carbon tax; Australian Building and Construction Commission

  DAVID LIPSON: Welcome back and welcome, also, to Labor MP Rob Mitchell and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham. Thanks for your time today, gentlemen.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon, David.   ROB MITCHELL: Good afternoon, David.   DAVID LIPSON: First to you, Senator. I want to ask you about this dental scheme – $4.1 billion…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Olympic Dam

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: BHP Billiton’s indefinite deferral of the Olympic Dam project is potentially the most devastating blow to business confidence in South Australia since the State Bank disaster of the 1990s and this is a blow that potentially could have been avoided. Just a couple of months ago, BHP CEO Marius Kloppers was citing…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Parliamentary standards of behaviour; Newspoll; Julia Gillard’s carbon tax; budget

  LYNDAL CURTIS: It’s the second anniversary of the 2010 federal election. Although Australia then had to wait 17 days and for a 17-minute speech to find out that the Gillard Government had been returned to power. The Government marked the anniversary with reference to its achievements and the appointment of a new High Court…

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Carbon tax threatens SA footy community programs

  Threatened cutbacks to community development programs by the SANFL and member footy clubs highlight the real and unwanted impacts of Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   The South Australian National Football League (SANFL) is reportedly facing a $100,000 increase in electricity bills, while member clubs…

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Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Electricity prices, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Qantas, Lyne pre-selection

  KIERAN GILBERT: This afternoon our focus is on the battle over the power bill – the Federal Government and the Opposition, the Commonwealth and the states each blaming each other for soaring electricity prices but is it all too late for Prime Minister Gillard to reframe this debate and why didn’t she take on…

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