Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, taxpayer funded advertising, Labor leadership

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Yesterday in Senate Estimates it was revealed that this Labor Government has spent more than a million dollars of taxpayers’ money on focus groups, on polling and market research into their carbon tax; that they’re giving around $100,000 to the ACTU [Australian Council of Trade Unions] to help union officials sell the carbon tax;…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Cabinet reshuffle, economy, border security, same-sex marriage, Senator Wong’s family

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now, I’ve got Labor frontbencher Senator Kate Lundy and Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning to you both.   KATE LUNDY: Good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Kieran, Kate.   KIERAN GILBERT: I want to ask you, first of all, Senator Lundy… I want to ask, you first…

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