Julie Owens Rebukes Media Over Coverage Of Opinion Polls And Leadership

Frustration over opinion polls and leadership speculation was on display today at the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research.

The Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, was obviously irritated by media questions about the Nielsen poll released today. Almost speechless, Plibersek allowed the Labor member for Parramatta, Julie Owens, to take over and deliver a rebuke to the gathered media about medical research and children’s health.

Owens holds Parramatta with a margin of 4.37%. She suffered a 5.49% swing against her at the 2010 election. She has held the seat since 2004.

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  1. Bede Selleck says:

    So good to see Julie Owens ask the media to examine of themselves in the very way that they should be examining the political landscape. With so much at stake in the country at the moment why can’t we get the media to ask enough of the pertinent questions to shed enough light on issues such as economic reform, particularly in the financial sector, reforming taxation so those who should pay their taxes are actually required to do so, or on the abandonment of the Australian manufacturing sector, (where are you John Button now you are needed most?).