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…

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Carbon tax – ‘speak now or forever hold your peace’ – almost!

  Australians concerned about Julia Gillard’s carbon tax must ‘speak now or forever hold their peace’, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows the Government-imposed deadline of today for the receipt of submissions to its shotgun inquiry into its carbon tax legislation.   “In allowing just six days to…

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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…

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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…

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Carbon tax inquiry – from the ridiculous to the more ridiculous

  The Labor-Greens dominated shotgun inquiry into Julia Gillard’s carbon tax legislation is descending from farce into high farce, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and inquiry member Simon Birmingham said today.   A committee already dominated by the legislation’s Labor-Green proponents, given just three weeks to inquire into more than 1100 pages, affording Australians…

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