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Sunday, 22 March 2009
Sunday political talkies: PM Rudd's home province of Queensland re-elects own mummy party
Mood:  surprised
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
* G/greens target Eden chipper outside Carmel Tebbutt’s Marrickville electorate office, a marginal seat. 3 MPs Kaye, Rhiannon, Hale and Cr Keith Hughes of Bega and some Marrickville councillors
 * Mark Arbib fails today in article entitled “Bligh hardly to blame for voter mutiny” to pick the result with column in Sunday Telegraph grovel edition (see next)

 * Sunday Telegraph big apology to Pauline Hanson – but really disingenuous as too late given mainly about killing off her political splitting of the conservative vote as per 1998 federal election, leading to Tony Abbott organized legal harassment.




10 Meet the Press:  8- 8-30 am


Stand in compere. Lead in with ALP victory in Qld led by Anna Bligh in her own right. Says she had mandate to navigate the recession.


Talent is Senator Barnaby Joyce MP. Panel is Jessica Irvine Fairfax, John Stanley 2UE.


First out take humour is PM Rudd St Patricks day blarney.


Pushes barrow against Chinalco [tend to agree with him]. Financial sovereignty – if just about money we’d sell South Australia.


Costello – if he renominates then he believes in a long term career in politics.


Out take is morbidly obese CEO cartoon.


Bruce Hawker is second guest. Says LNP petered out in Brisbane. Says positive message about 100K jobs over 3 years. Historical victory for women. Gender imbalance in her favour.


Bonge’s job is safe as compere.


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



Riley Diary 7, from 8.30am


Steve Fielding cross bencher as Ned Flanders character re alcopops with Daryl Melham ALP MP looking seriously chubby.


Serious resonance there as Senator Flanders and his “double disillusion”. [Problem for Fielding is his rivals on the cross bench are quality people and he is the weakest link morally and intellectually off a high base. He could avoid comparison with Howard Govt’s conservative leanings but not so much now].


Triple jive talking talking talking. Very amusing.


Cut from the Q&A to LO with PM Rudd concurrent.







9 Sunday newshour Laurie Oakes interview 8.40 am 

 …missed the start.


Rudd crowing about Qld election. Various rationalizations – LO nails it with incumbency in a recession.


Talks up “rapport” developing with Obama as US president. Global leadership from the USA again.


Reforms – avoid sub prime second wave. Member of G20, number 14 or 15 economy in the world. Afghanistan war not working says Obama.


Safe and boring mode kicks in and LO in deferential  quiet mode. [This was always going to be a friendly interview in direct contrast


PM ‘not favourable’ to what LO says is a “mad project” [missed it with plane overhead NSW metro train?]. Rudd much prefers $15 B to 7000 schools nationally.





Insiders 2: 9- 10am


Panel Akerman, BToohey, LTaylor


Qld result. Talent is MalcoPops.


Uhlmann soliloquy says Greens going well. Gillard big winner looking more and more like a PM. Turnbull under pressure.Alcopops was a confusing issue. [no mention of financial consequences.] Raises expense of defence with serious waste problems. Tax and transfer problems. Never waste a crisis.


Big Mal Turnbull looking fairly relaxed, quite a bit greyer too. [Tuned out for the first half of interview right or wrong.] Says Nicola Roxon got it wrong in deal making over alcopops – says should look in the mirror. Quite cavalier attitude. Arbib sledged re property developer donations involved in $4B Rudd bank initiative. ‘Mr Dumb Money Rudd’. Ouch. Q – some viable objects will collapse? Completely untrue – no evidence says MT.  Uses incendiary language about dog returning to its vomit, rerun of an old film.


Says we have to be upbeat  about our comparative economy. Surplus and avoided subprime here due to


Michael Roland everyperson in Washington at Ben’s Half Smoked Chilli Dog place. Looks great with footage of Obama impromptu just before inauguration eating at the place. [Damn this diet of mine.]. Rudd will find Obama a hard arse.


Footage of MT in Parliament in full impacting voice. Gillard looking radiant as if jousting lawyers again.


Panel starts in.


Revealling footage of hectoring by big media of Senator Flanders, err Fielding. Who admittedly did well under fire.


Toohey agrees with Malco that Roxon failed to negotiate it through.




Inside Business with Alan Kohler


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




Posted by editor at 11:58 AM NZT
Updated: Tuesday, 24 March 2009 8:49 PM NZT

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