Abbott-Pyne-Birmingham doorstop interview, Penrice Soda, Osborne – The Coalition’s pledge to abolish the carbon tax; Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures; Craig Thomson; same-sex marriage; submarines

  TONY ABBOTT: It is good to be here at Penrice Soda. I want to thank Guy Roberts and his team for making myself, Christopher Pyne and Simon Birmingham so welcome.   This is a business which has been in the front line of job losses arising from the carbon tax. This is an energy…

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AM Agenda, Sky News – Election 2013; submarines; the Coalition’s pledge to abolish the carbon tax; Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures

  KIERAN GILBERT: Joining me this morning, Labor frontbencher Kelvin Thomson from Melbourne and Liberal Senator and frontbencher Simon Birmingham in Adelaide. Senator Birmingham, first to you. Hindmarsh… it’s only a very small margin there held by Steve Georganas as I said… the Coalition pretty confident you might nab that.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning,…

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AM Agenda, Sky News – Kevin Baker; the Coalition’s commitment to paid parental leave; costings; election debates

  KIERAN GILBERT: Joining me now from Brisbane, Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator Birmingham, thanks for your time. A lot to discuss this Tuesday morning… I want to start with the… one of the things that Brendan O’Connor referred to… it’s in The Daily Telegraph newspaper about a Liberal candidate’s off-colour website. He’s the…

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PM Agenda, Sky News –

  KIERAN GILBERT: … I’m joined from Adelaide by Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator Birmingham, on this announcement by Kevin Rudd today committing in the long term to a lot of money to the automotive industry, pivotal in your state, is this potentially a risk to your Liberal counterparts in a number of those…

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