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PM Julia Gillard is doing a string of royal wedding-related interviews this morning before attending the ceremony this evening, Australian time. She says she's really enjoying the pomp and ceremony of the occasion and is looking forward to seeing the wedding dress. She met with PM David Cameron and Prince Charles overnight.
Acting PM Wayne Swan is in Brisbane. He has been interviewed by ABC's Madonna King this morning and will spend the rest of the day in his electorate.
Opposition Leader Tony Abbott is visiting a school in Alice Springs this morning and has more meetings scheduled with locals community members. He'll return to Sydney tonight.
Go on, Tim: The ABC's Phillip Williams asked Julia Gillard in London this morning if she was thinking of taking the plunge herself. Gillard: "A very good friend of mine has joked with me that before answering these questions, I should indicate it is customary to wait to be asked as to whether you want to get married... Tim and I will make our own arrangements about our own lives, but that doesn't stop us enjoying this very special celebration."
Pot? Kettle? "If you want my personal view - this is not the Government view - my personal view is I really think the BBC needs to lighten up a bit." - Kevin Rudd on the Beeb's Chaser ban.
Turnbull 2.0: New on iTunes is the latest version of Malcolm Turnbull's personal app. Enhancements include "beautiful new video section" and general "performance improvements".
Lordy: It's come to our attention that we may have reassigned the gender of Sarah Hanson-Young's new flack, the glamorously-named Paris Lord. We had visions of Paris Hilton but we're told Paris is in fact quite a masculine chap. Apologies Paris.
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Infrastructure and Communication inquiry into the role and potential of the government's proposed National Broadband Network. Witnesses include head of NBN Co, Mike Quigley. NSW Parliament House. From 9am.
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