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. Perhaps the greatest utility is the headline synthesis above of the 3 or 4 shows followed in this session.
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.
1. Oakes yesterday in News Corp tabloids goes at Greens Senator Rachel Siewert only she shares presser platform with PM Rudd. Go figure. Oakes nitpicks on 60 versus 90 nautical miles and 300 barrels versus 3000 litres?
2. Shame of land bribes backgrounder here on SAM late last week, originating in compromised farmer- green movement alliance to extinguish Wik claims on western division land. SAM expose is no doubt a taboo amongst the hypocrites we used to work with late 90ies until their self interest and ignorance become insufferably immoral in the State of ALP.
3. SAM assistance on sandmine in Blue Mtns world heritage precinct getting curiouser and curiouser. Not only deceptive evidence appears to mislead C’er Brown, and now confirmed wrong 1995 EIS in court bundle. May 1995, not later version November 1995 to address criticisms of govt authorities and public. All because silt pollution resulted in $10K fine in 1989 and the location is highly sensitive. We hear from senior barrister this will have ‘consequences’. CJ Preston will have to hear of this sooner or later.
4. Tim Holding minister in Victorian Govt failed to carry ice axe for safety in snow and ice? That’s a real deficit of judgement given it’s mountaineering A01 according to our training at Wanaka NZ in 1989. Tsk tsk. And it seems the big media at a packed presser didn’t even ask him whether he had an ice axe and whether he knew how to use one?
5. Pure Big Media sophistry about coverage of Della Bosca in breach of private lives convention to ignore. Shows BM fear of web based media stealing their dominance and reach by going so low rent.
10 Meet the Press: 8- 8-30 am
Greens Bob Brown is talent. Various issues eg stimulus job creation, ceo excessive pay rates, private lives of MPs, Bradfield by election ALP “dipped out”.
Brown sounding clear and broadly engaged, skinny and fit like former Tas senator from DLP (name?)
Panel Stephanie Balogh Courier Mail, Marius Benson
Marius Benson picks up LO critique, LO “got his facts wrong”, 6,500 square km and challenges media on lack of analysis or investigation. Covers for colleague.
Warren cartoon out take re blind mystery woman with Della? Dep PM Gillard profile builder on some dumb game show.
2nd guest, Barry OFarrell leader nsw opposition. 5th health minister in 4 years but double counts Hatzistergos. Hypocrisy
Faith in ICAC? Excellent question. Says ‘inner spring has wound down’ Good line. Raises Ian Temby exemplar mid 90ies. ICAC low hanging fruit re govt agencies and local govt but not senior govt.
His agenda, planning, payroll deductions, scrap metro rail.
Riley Diary 7, from 8.40am
9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.44 am
Turnbull is guest. Happy Fathers Day all round. NSW issue of developer murdered. Runs line Labor machine state to federal. No Labor candidate in Bradfield byelection. Argues Chris Bowen federal MP exemplar of NSW ALP Right influence on federal govt. Replumbing irrigation districts better use of stimulus money.
Insiders 2: 9- 10am
Riley Diary type intro re Della NSW media gossip ‘scandal’. Mostly gratuitous.
Sunday press A Crabb refers to developer murder scandals. Tape is with police. Akerman rezoning of Badgery Ck area involved re federal proposal. Cassidy challenges wider scope. Argues federal instruments involving banks also.
Crabb looking duly rococo. Stutchbury refers to Della 100 day plan in Sunday Telegraph. Does have claim to serious policy brain.
Interview with Wayne Swan in London. Chat about why Australia’s economy avoided recession via structural reforms, commodity based, industrial relations flexibility.
Pure sophistry about big media trawling through the gutter of ex minister Della Bosca private life.
Talking Pictures with Gillard in India.
Inside Business with Alan Kohler