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Sunday, 26 April 2009
Sunday political talkies: Australian recession politics fully underway now
Topic: aust govt
 Author’s general introductory note


This is not a well packaged story. It’s a contemporaneous traverse of the Sunday television free to air political talkies indicating the agenda of Establishment interests: Better to know ones rivals and allies  in Big Politics and Big Media. 


For actual transcripts and/or video feeds go to the programme web sites quoted including Riley Diary on 7. And note transcripts don’t really give you the image content value.


Other sources of pollie talkies on Sunday include SkyNews paytv Sunday Agenda, Radio National Monica Attard Sunday Profile show. And of course Sunday night shows SBS Dateline, Sixty Minutes and now Sunday Tonight on 7.  

 Media backgrounders


 Preface – been off the buzz this weeka again doing bushfire prevention work .


 10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am



Talent is Treasurer Swan – drowning in red ink? First humour out take is PJ O’Rourke, [also doing all the rounds of ABC here in Sydney eg Glover RN Philosopher Hour] Hockey footage makes debt point.


Panel is Jennifer Hewitt looking fat and nasty, and a ponderous Shane Wright of West Australian one newspaper town.


Swan rhetoric of responsibility re IMF says payments are not best use of money. Dead bat to probes on leaks.




Last 1/3 is Obama campaign worker on foreign affairs policy Dr Aronson. Clarifies and declines ‘adviser’ role for current Admin. Good speaking voice, presents as a Michelle Grattan type boffin, even handed, idealistic. Obama is optimistic about people making change,  admits Pollyanna but sticks to it.


Makes good point about over production underlying global recession.

 Meet The Press - Watch Political Video Online - Channel TEN.


 Riley Diary 7, from 8.30am



 Still on break? Or clash with LO below.



9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am Albanese is the talent as Minister for Infrastructure. Press story about pensions follow up. LO picks up the cudgels for youth unemployed $100 below pension per week. Press follow up boat people politics?  http://news.ninemsn.com.au/oakes



Insiders 2: 9- 10am


Budget, recession discussion at outset with cross media news footage. Panel is Lenore Taylor centrist News Corp The Australian, Mal Farr centrist News Corp Sydney, Bolt right of centre News Corp Melbourne.


Opposition Finance spokes Andrew Robb.


Boat people asylum seekers discussed.


Final observations – Graeme Wedderburn, most of Cabinet need media [policy?] training.




Inside Business with Alan Kohler


Timbercorp goes through the financial woodchipper in the global recession [Managed Investment Fund driven to some degree by tax minimization rather than resource economics].


Refer http://www.abc.net.au/insidebusiness/


Posted by editor at 12:09 PM NZT

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