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Today’s Political Activity

These are today’s briefings from Queensland Premier Anna Bligh and others on Cyclone Yasi.

  • Queensland Premier Anna Bligh held a series of press conferences today to provide information about Cyclone Yasi. This one was at 2pm. (16m)
  • Bligh held another press conference at 4.30pm with Commissioner Ian Stewart. (9m)
  • Leader of the House Anthony Albanese brief the media on arrangements for next week’s return of Federal Parliament. (14m)
  • In light of the government’s agreement with Andrew Wilkie, Families Minister Jenny Macklin released legal advice provided to the government on its powers to deal with problem gambling. (8m)
  • Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten spoke about flood insurance. (5m)
  • Prime Minister Julia Gillard addressed CEDA on her vision for Australia. (25m) – Transcript of Gillard’s speech is here.
  • Stephen Smith and Jason Clare made a series of announcements about Defence procurement. (36m) – Transcript
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