Today – More advice from Abbott, this time on penalty rates, a pay freeze possible for MPs and a government backbencher calls for debate on reserving Australia’s gas supplies.
The Trough for Thursday the 2nd of March
Today’s episode may contain traces of Hi 5, paleo pear and banana bread, pizza, Maccas, Eric Abetz and negative gearing.
The Trough for Wednesday the 1st of March
We are unborked! Woo!
Today – the LNP threatens to split in Queensland, as divisions deepen within the Coalition about what to do with racial discrimination laws.
Apologies it’s late – Soundcloud (thanks to Amazon) had a few issues this morning…
(A few things to add this morning – Scott Morrison’s remarks on AM that changing 18C wont deliver any new jobs was an interesting rebuttal. We’ll see how that plays out in the party room)
The Trough for Tuesday February 28
Today – a report into 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is handed down, rumours about Malcolm Turnbull’s replacement once he retires from politics, and Centrelink under fire for leaking personal details to Fairfax
The Trough for Monday 27th of February
Today – the Coalition’s popularity has sunk further, as Malcolm Turnbull contends with Tony Abbott’s outburst on Thursday night and Labor capitalises on a decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality workers.
The Trough for Friday February 24
Today – Tony ‘No Sniping’ Abbott gets a few things off his chest about the state of the Coalition, a storm erupts over penalty rates, and Dr Ken Henry’s frank assessment about the state of federal politics.
The Trough for Thursday February 23
Good morning! It’s D-Day for Sunday penalty rates, Pauline Hanson attacks the proposed paid parental leave scheme, and Ken Henry calls for changes to the GST.
(apologies for the delay)
The Trough for Wednesday February 22
Today – The Israeli Prime Minister touches down in Sydney, amid debate about a two-state solution, Labor considering a Buffett tax for high income earners, and a green light to sell medicinal cannabis in Australia
The Trough for Tuesday February 21
Today – Scott Morrison arcs up over the appointment of Anna Bligh to the Australian Bankers Association, oil and gas companies being targeted in the May budget, and a proposal to introduce four year fixed terms for politicians.
The Trough for Monday February 20
Today, credit where’s credit due as a new political debate looms over the banks – the Prime Minister heads West – and moves to fund coal power using the so-called Green Bank.
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