Anniversaries Galore In The First Week Of December

The first week of December is a big week for political anniversaries.

Today, for example, is the anniversary of the swearing-in of the Rudd Labor government in 2007. Channel 10 News reported it this way:

Looking back at Rudd: [Read more…]

Gillard Sledges Turnbull At Grand Final Breakfast

A lack-lustre Malcolm Turnbull delivered his first AFL Grand Final address at the North Melbourne breakfast this morning, as the man he deposed, Brendan Nelson, looked on from the top table.

Turnbull tried to make light of his AFL Roosters blooper earlier this week, but his speech lacked wit.

  • Listen to Turnbull’s speech (4m)

Kevin Rudd’s trip to the USA caused him to miss his first opportunity to address the breakfast. His place was taken by Acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard who treated the occasion like Question Time by getting stuck into Turnbull.

  • Listen to Gillard’s speech (6m)

Malcolm Turnbull’s Shadow Ministry

This is Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull’s new shadow ministry.

Turnbull has promoted his deputy, Julie Bishop to the position of Shadow Treasurer.

Turnbull was elected leader of the Liberal Party on September 16, defeating Brendan Nelson. [Read more…]

Nelson Promises Reduction In Petrol Excise In Budget Reply Speech

The Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Brendan Nelson, has proposed a 5 cents reduction in petrol excise.

Delivering his response to the Federal Budget, Nelson also committed the Opposition to oppose the increase tax on alco-pops in the Senate. [Read more…]