AM Agenda, Sky News – Labor leadership, federal election; coal seam gas; Ben Zygier, Bob Carr

  KIERAN GILBERT: Let’s go to our panel now. In Melbourne, Labor Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Kelvin Thomson and in Adelaide, Liberal Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water [the Murray-Darling Basin] and Environment Senator Simon Birmingham. Gentlemen, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran.   KELVIN THOMSON: Good morning, Kieran, Simon.   …   KIERAN GILBERT:…

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ABC NewsRadio – Whaling

  LAURA TCHILINGUIRIAN: … the Australian Federal Opposition has written a third letter to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, about whaling in the Southern Ocean. It wants the Australian Government to send a Customs vessel to monitor any fights between protesters and the Japanese fleet. The Government has consistently said that sending a boat would…

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Salt and Pepper, JOY 94.9 – Same-sex marriage; pre-selection.

  PETE DILLON: Simon Birmingham is a federal Liberal Senator for South Australia. He’s been in the news, particularly for the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community, after the recent pre-selection for the South Australian Senate and was elected behind controversial Senator Cory Bernardi, the former [Shadow] Parliamentary Secretary to Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.…

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