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.
Missed the start at 8.40am
Rodney Cavalier as NSW ALP historian on Doogue Saturday breakfast abc radio national with profound round up of history of ALP with 3 labour parties in parliament in the 1940ies until Curtin, Chifley, McKell got them to unify and made NSW an ALP state for 80% of the time since. That Iemma lost the plot with that role of nurturing the party and the government both in the job description.
AM programme does round up of byelections in Mayo and Lynne and WA state election this Sunday morning – check their website for transcript in due course. Caught a bit of Julie Bishop running the line anti federal ALP vote – like new tax on domestic gas etc.
90c half price deal for Sunday Telegraph today in joint promotion with NRMA for father’s day.
10 Meet the Press: 8- 8-30 am
Press round up shows Greens strong performance in lower house seat in Mayo over saving the Murray River and Climate Change issues.
Joe Hockey – happy fathers days all round, Paul Bongiorno. General chat about electioneering with due Coalition spin. Argues anti Federal ALP vote
Blooper outtake of Lib missing a division forgot to be Pavlovian.
First adbreak with dad about public education for Teachers Federation.
Skirmishing over dental plans with footage of Min Roxon.
Panel is News Corp’s Steve Lewis and similarly Jennifer Hewitt with their The Australian.
Footage of Turnbull about something about economy/interest rates.
Second adbreak teachers advert.
Ross Garnaut report last third of the show – John Sutton national sec of CFMEU. Emissions scheme permits raise funds for welfare – moving away from coal as energy source? No hasty retreat from coal. Big export industry, good at it. Issue is techno fixes.
Q from SL not as alarmed as Paul Howes from AWU – ans all shoulders to the wheel including big corporates. Takes a mild approach. Argues significant funding to technofixes – CCS, demonstration plants, pour resources into this and make it a winner. A lot of voices in this not criticize Paul Howes. Range of energy sources in future.
Footage of credits shows JS of CFMEU very stiff and cool. Takes two drinks of cup rather than chat in the out take. SL says nothing. It takes Paul Bongiorno to engage in social chit chat. Normally the guests chat a lot. Sutton was mild in presentation but this body language suggests serious grim attitudes otherwise?
Riley Diary 7, 8.35 am
Battlers, aspirationals, working families evolution of language. “working families” grab from West Wing, running line by Rudd and Barak Obama. “Working farmers” get’s a walk out.
Gillard picfac with innocent school children – standard lazy big media big politics exploitation. Girls emancipation agenda probably valid.
Chats about Belinda Neil and Nelson and Julie Bishop on another feminist political dynamic.
Riles: Stunning week in politics, Libs by fingernails in Mayo, WA cliffhanger, NSW change of premier and cabinet blows up, Lynne big shift to Independent. Theme in all this of want change. Fed up with spin. Want action, or give heave ho or gives themselves the heave ho. Stop talking and do something. Question about pollies educate can’t do much – question own reason for their existence. Local and intimate terms. Politicians on notice – not a bad way to be.
9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am
LO with Kevin Swan as treasurer. Lost govt in WA, NT big hit, waiting for a whack at NSW. Shift is on? KS stick to good policy.
Borrowings in NSW are higher so interest rate impact is higher, compared with other states not as badly affected. Disproportionate affect also more exposed in to international finance sector industry.
LO says Costa says basketcase in NSW and new premier agrees. Will you bail out?
KS speaks a bit franticly which he might think feels like energetic but might not realize that it’s the weight of his words and he might better do well to sound firm and sure rather than panicky. In times of worry he needs a high reassurance quotient.
Resubmiting luxury car tax.
Q. could you live on the pension? Says no – gave $500 bonus last year.
[clever Coca Cola advert promo “no artificial colours or flavours, never has, never will” most popular drink in the world … including with Michael Costa sugar free – he is a caffeine junkie for sure hence the mood swings.]
Great report on music for prem babies as a buy in from USA. Quite charming – human condition says the Doc.
Insiders 2: 9- 10am
Wrap about WA in hung parliamentary situation with National Party holding the key. Is it conceivable the nationals do a deal with the ALP. Grills is a young party leader. Nats won a seat of Libs, not impressed by big office or dep premier position, look at seat of Lynne lose their identity. Non negotiable point is royalty for regions – not getting the benefits. Colin Barnett due to retire big success story – first two weeks taken up with Olympics – backfired, sprinted 2 weeks to the line. On verge of premiership.
Runs deeper for Labour – a lot of blame for negative campaign. Campaign collapsed – Carpenter talked about green issues about against uranium mining and against gm crops.
In seat of Mayo – 52 to 48 against Greens without ALP running. [That’s a serious funding boost to the Greens to wisely invest.]
Interview with Rob Oakshot new federal independent now in Lynne. Leveraging tension between ALP State history and coalition rivals. His own qualities just makes it easier to go that way.
Press roundup – Annabel Crabb with heart on her chest (chunky jewellery – so nice) round up pic Sunday Times WA – pics re hung parliament Carpenter v Barnett happy. Sunday Mail winners are Lib and Greens. Mal Farr says incompetent campaigning of Libs. Brian Toohey – NSW politics sensible to sack Costa and Reba Meagher but how to address economy etc.
Brendan Nelson – minor party give a fright in Mayo? Nelson avoids question most cynically talks about WA. No Labor candidates and no preferences, Family First 11% with renegade Bob Day up from 4%.
Sledges Rees and Tebbutt as same production team as Carr and Iemma but wrong faction so not so plausible, also mispronounces Rees as in peace not please. Irony is lost of Mr 12-17% giving ‘the worst govt in Australia’ advice. Nelson calls for constitutional changes to bring on election – typical born to rule alarm at left wing leadership. Discusses Belinda Neal.
Everyperson – sail blokes from NT. Harsh on federal libs. A lot of work up there.
Paul Kelly soliloquy, says NSW turmoil was party breaking the govt – ‘crisis in goverannce’ pure big business narrative spiteful about failure to privatize and gorge on public assets of a natural monopoly. Says it will damage the economy and public will suffer – doubt it just big shareholders and overpaid executives.
Chat about byelections – Toohey urges Barnaby Joyce be made leader asap.
AC describes “amazing” presser by Costa breach of confidences once out of cabinet.
Farr reckons petition of parliament immediate recall. No confidence motion be put and govt win on the numbers. Nathan Rees biography discussed. Belinda Neal anger management etc.
Talking pics “our David” referring to David Rowe – genius. Lots on shootin candidate Palin and Putin too.
Palin similar to Obama compelling personal stories and great advocacy ability.
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