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.
Big storm in Huston Texas region – begs the question of climate even if only by perception.
Federal ALP gets critical mass to whack the Nats in NSW by buying water rights to Toorale for Warrego into Darling River, with NSW Govt support and Qld premier Bligh gifting another slab of water as well. All good.
Important article by Michael Duffy explores so called credit rating agencies who frauded the subprime market with their bogus advisories while still be quoted as gospel by Michael Costa on NSW creditworthiness. Maybe, or maybe another crock of baloney from either or Moody’s/Standard & Poors, MCosta.
Falling behind meta reportage recovering from Coca Cola Amatil litigation in LEC last 3rd and 4th Sept, and ongoing saga of illegal sandmine near Wollemi World Heritage national park. Got the clips, just not the time.
Fscists seeking to destroy Left wing led ALP NSW Govt eg Michael Costa, Brendan Nelson.
Too much political upheaval is not enough as HG would say re NSW and Costellology.
NSW Stateline’s Dempster and others refuse to repeat what Steve Price stated last Thursday morning on commercial radio – that ex Planning Minister Frank Sartor was seen the day before with Imre Salusinszky who wrote the lead in The Australian that saw new Police Minister Matt Brown resign. In other words that Sartor was “the drop”. But the other journalists are providing cover for Imre’s source. Is this real reportage? Or protecting their own careers?
Price himself doesn’t repeat the allegation re Sartor in his Sunday Telegraph column today – important because it could determine if Sartor stays or another byelection in yet another seat – and remember doubling of M5 East will be another big ventilation stacks problem in seat of Rockdale.
Impressions as electoral commission booth worker (long day 7.15 am to 8.30 pm) South Ward Marrickville – included serving John Sutton CFMEU national secretary, and older bother of Canterbury Mayor Rob Furolo etc etc. Good day. ATL vote 380 Greens, 244 ALP, 180 independent in white picket fence/semi industrial mix.
Reading up on drinker Eric McLoughlin (relative) 2nd Fairfax war correspondent (ever?) and first Australian correspondent to WW2 ‘Eastern Front’ actually a 1000 km from Moscow in comparative luxury/safety in Soviet Union under strict censor, booted out back to London eventually already hints of a boozer. ‘Extraordinary rapport with Robert Menzies’ says chapter 11 of the MUP book.
Grylls as youngish Nat townie business man decides to today who will form govt in WAS after backlash against Carpenter ALP. Notably supports clean skin Alan Carpenter as a person.
Hard working Linda Silmalis doing the NSW Govt backgrounders for News Corp in Sydney Telegraph building her journalism career.
10 Meet the Press: 8- 8-30 am
Press round up includes NSW local council elections favouring Greens and Independents like CBD Mayor Clover Moore with swings of “up to 20% to her in heartland ALP in Roseberry” contrary to compromised Meredith Burgmann )whose co-author still hasn’t done a competitive selection process for her sinecure at Addison Rd Community Centre.
Guest is Nick Minchin from marginal state of SA talking big trying to obscure the obvious that Costello is still in the seat of Higgins.
First out take takes Nelson self deprecating joke – walk on water complain couldn’t swim.
Panel is Cobber Grattan – Age/Fairfax and John Stanley 2UE. Bread and butter budget issues. Postures and honking mostly. Toyota Landcruiser tax says Minchin. Squibs tax on luxury cars tried on in his own ex Cabinet as ex Finance Minister. Great question that.
2nd out take Tandberg very busy cartoon – missed the gist.
2nd guest is Senator Barnaby Joyce. Rabbits on. What he doesn’t realize is that Costello likes the discomfort of the Howard Hard Right that he is still there. Get used to it.
Riley Diary 7, 8.35 am
Costellogy memoirs. Nice shot of Chris Uhlmann with peter Costello strolling in corridor. Great footage of Costello electorate stuff and some wit. Footage of Hewson re Costello lacking balls to grab leadership.
Riles – most ‘over this’. Only about promoting his book claims Riles. Nice genuinely funny, blames Howard, wife, Downer,
9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am
Joe Hockey Opposition on ….? Is talent. Started at least by 8.37am 8.41 onward here. LO goes hard on s.56 constitution. Nelson to press club Bill to “seek to increase”. Turning interview into a a bloody visit to the dentist. Hurts to listen to Joe banging on. Joe takes it manfully on the chin, loyalty to Nelson uppermost. Even smiling bravely. He’s a gutsy speaker is the Hock under severe fire. An interview that begs for a leadership change.
Insiders 2: 9- 10am
Sunday Telegraph cover shown about Turnbull sitting tight is different to my copy about council elections “Poll-axed”.
Intro re Costellology. 2010 still in parliament. No long term future as backbencher says Andrew Robb in the studio – showing the reach on struggling Opposition.
Panel is Fran Kelly, David Maher Fairfax/SMH, and Tim Blair DailyTele/News Corp. Something about 15% support for ALP in NSW Govt alleged. Blair looks more relaxed and focused, clipped which is the tv mode.
Andrew Robb waxes on cult of messiah unhealthy echoing Costello ‘cult of leadership’ unhealthy in Liberal Party. Robb on Grylls any coalition with ALP is “farcical”.
Everyperson segment in gym with young blokes in a mob ‘spin session’ on exercise bikes.
Paul Kelly re Costellology – Menzies and Howard both spent many long desperate years in Opposition to become successful prime ministers. Just untenable that PC will stay as backbencher.
Kelly says Nelson’s lack of cut through has not been just about Costello interference.
Maher and Blair expose some real wit and good tv. Grubby Politics as good name for a band.
Antony Green – Greens take Leichhardt and Marrickville, Clover takes Sydney CC, Libs resurge in Waverley behind Greens and ALP, and Libs resurge in Randwick also.
TB right that ALP in NSW has its own opposition.
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