Mood: hug me
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.
* Constant leaks on budget last being that broken promises are “responsible”.
* SAM is starting to pick up the press threads again. Still no mains power on the rural block.
* Swine flu is lingering as a real threat given plasticity of viruses, not just a media phenomenon. In fact it’s an issue to big for most journalists to grasp.
* The Oz leads this weekend with ALP’s Wong running to green group ACF for political cover. As per usual.
10 Meet the Press: 8- 8-30 am
Intro with Rudd footage on climate backflip and unhappy Green MP Milne.
Shadow minister for climate issues Andrew Robb is the talent sledging the govt on backflip last week and inconsistency on financial approach. Pure Oppositional tack.
Footage of Sharon Burrow ACTU lip service to action on climate, while supporting 12 months delay.
“Biggest structural change in the history of the country”.
Humour out take no.# Turnbull calls Rudd and Swan the Ali Barber and the 40 thieves, not Robin Hood (SDT) and Rudd sledge back that he should be selling steak knives.
Good panel talent Phillip Clark of 2GB (Sydney) and Michelle Grattan Age/Fairfax Melbourne (Canberra press gallery).
Grab of Swan. Deficits and middle class welfare questions, delay on climate change.
Budget tragic Chris Richardson/Access Economics is #2. Agrees Govt spend now as people and business don’t. Good economic protection measure.Meet The Press - Watch Political Video Online - Channel TEN.
Riley Diary 7, from 8.30am
Mishap with prize segment but Mark recovers well with theatrics as does brains OKeefe and other compere forgot her name but smart too.
Becomes a straight description. Q re leaks ahead of time, why. Manage media cycle.
Then they got it back cool. Ali barber sledge, Jekyl & Hyde etc. Very revealing Tanner word perfect repeat. Turnbull as Paris Hilton.
Delay cuts into LOhttp://www.seven.com.au/sunrise/weekend
9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am LO with Treasurer Swan, paid parental leave reveal for LO pre budget (respect to The Sphere of Influence. Deficit question finally arrives. Swan blames lack of revenue due to global downturn. Middles class welfare question. http://news.ninemsn.com.au/oakes
Insiders 2: 9- 10am
Budget leaks catchup with panel. No press round up as expected. Lenore Taylor TheAustralianNewsCorp, Glenn Milne News Corp, Fran Kelly ABC RN, and
Talent is shadow treasurer, very funny preface about tv mixup on abc blue screen framing (water jet through Hockey’s ears).
Panel chat, Paul Kelly soliloquy after book project – various ponderous ponderings.
‘Beltway Green Groups’ endorse Rudd ETS back down prior to Copenhagen, well said Lenore Taylor, those most involved in ‘the political process’, that is captured by same? Lost perspective? Most desperate for govt duchessing?
Inside Business with Alan Kohler