Interviews

Transcript of Interview with Laura Jayes (and Stephen Jones MP)SKY – Lunchtime Agenda Tuesday, 11 February 20141:50pm E & O E SUBJECTS: Toyota job losses; proposed Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption LAURA JAYES: Welcome back to Lunchtime Agenda. Joining me on my panel today is Labor MP Stephen Jones and Liberal MP Tony Smith. Now Tony Smith, first to you. This is terrible news out of Victoria, when it comes to the workers at Toyota. We have heard a lot of platitudes this morning on the doors of Parliament and in a number of press conferences but what is the plan to create jobs and get these people that are going to be out of work in 2017 back into the workforce? TONY SMITH: Well as you said, it is devastating news. It’s unsurprising news. I mean I saw you ask former premier Steve Bracks that question,…
Transcript of Interview with Greg JennettABC News 24 – Afternoon Live Wednesday, 5 February 20143.20 pm E & O E SUBJECT: Electoral Matters Committee Public Hearings KIM LANDERS: Last year’s election is run and won but it wasn’t a good one for the Australian Electoral Commission, with lost ballots in Western Australia and other allegations by the head of the Palmer United Party, Clive Palmer. Now, begins a day of reckoning, Parliament’s Committee on Electoral Matters is starting what will be a long inquiry into the problems and earlier we spoke to the inquiry Chairman Liberal MP Tony Smith just before the hearings got underway. GREG JENNETT: Looking generally at the 2013 election, Mr Smith, would you say it’s been the poorest performance ever by the AEC? TONY SMITH: Well, we begin our public hearings today and our first item of business is dealing with what can only be described…
SUBJECTS: CCTV cameras and crime; Kevin Rudd’s failed border protection policies E & O E TONY ABBOTT:It’s good to be here with my friend and colleague Tony Smith. The cameras that were put in here as a result of a Howard Government programme have obviously done a good job in terms of reducing petty crime, reducing vandalism, reducing graffiti. This was an important community safety programme put in place by the Howard Government.
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