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|James Thomson |
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Julia Gillard is in Canberra. She'll deliver a speech at an event hosted by the Chifley Research Centre at Old Parliament House from 10.30am. The event will be webcast and linked to a Twitter chat, and will be followed by a Q and A session afterwards.
In the speech, the PM will: attack the dominance of Labor's factions by proposing to broaden the party's base through online memberships and trialling US-style primaries to choose candidates. The Prime Minister will also ask party officials to recruit 8000 members a year - double the current rate - and adopt issue-based campaigning in the style of activist group GetUp! to reconnect with the community. (report)
Tony Abbott made his weekly appearance on the Today show this morning. Ahead of a briefing from government officials on amendments to the Migration Act in Melbourne this afternoon, Mr Abbott signalled he was unlikely to back Labor's legislation. "Julia Gillard has alliance partners, she should be asking Bob Brown to support her policy,'' he said."This is not about Nauru, they could have had Nauru at any time ... This is not about the principle of offshore processing, this is about Malaysia."
Across the shows: Australian Agenda will feature Opposition Treasury spokesman Joe Hockey with Peter Van Onselen, Paul Kelly and Jennifer Hewett. Mr Hockey will be followed by The Australian's media editor Stephen Brook talking about the media inquiry.
On Meet the Press, Greens leader Bob Brown will be grilled by Jessica Irvine, Glenn Milne and host Paul Bongiorno. Former Liberal Senator Amanda Vanstone is the second guest.
Diary: A Senate committee is inquiring into a carbon tax in the main committee room. today. Another hearing into interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising will get under way from 9am.And from 9.30am a public hearing into the Native Title Amendment (Reform) Bill 2011gets under way.
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