Sunday, 28 March 2010

Media wrap Abbott goes athletic



ALP tries to get a win from loss - Labor has tried to turn Kristina Keneally's TV-debate loss into a win, using Barry O'Farrell's verbal slip in the leaders' head-to-head contest in negative radio and TV ads. Soon after Friday's debate, ALP officials rushed the slip - in which Mr O'Farrell said he was going to win the next election - to an advertising agency to be turned into "attack" TV advertisements - Sydney Sunday Telegraph

Martin Hamilton-Smith blames Vickie Chapman for Liberals' SA State Election 2010 loss - Adelaide Sunday Mail

Taylor hoists banner - Glenorchy mayor Adriana Taylor has confirmed she will stand for the Upper House seat of Elwick - Sunday Tasmanian

O'Farrell 'hijacked' Obama's slogan - NSW Opposition Leader Barry O'Farrell has been accused, for the second time in a week, of hijacking other people's ideas after launching the Coalition's tilt for power under a slogan used by Barack Obama - Sydney Sun Herald

Political life

Tony Abbott in 14hr torture test ironman triathlon- Sydney Sunday Telegraph

On the way to ironman, Abbott may come up short of power - Sydney Sun Herald

Rattled Rudd in fear, says Abbott - Kevin Rudd is ''rattled'' by the Coalition's resurgence and ''is in fear of his political life'', Opposition Leader Tony Abbott says - Sydney Sun Herald


Get ready to start sharing the noise - Tens of thousands of Sydneysiders face a dramatic concentration of air traffic over their homes through the greater use of pinpoint navigation technology - Sydney Sun Herald


Abbott's plans for the nation can be read like a book- Tony Abbott's book Battlelines is looking increasingly like an election blueprint for the Coalition after the Opposition leader lifted his first firm policy, a paid maternity leave scheme, straight from its pages.Simon Kearney in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph

Labor erred, but will Libs be better? - Paul Howes in the Sydney Sunday Telegraph says that with the elevation of the popular and focused Kristina Keneally to the Premiership, the pressure is on O'Farrell to articulate his plan for the state, if he wins government. However, his current strategy seems to be to hide away, waiting for next March, only emerging infrequently to blame all the ills of the world on Labor. 

True warrior ready to depart arena - Paul Daley writes in the Sydney Sun Herald that  even those who disagree with his climate change scepticism admire outgoing senator Nick Minchin for sticking to his political guns. 

Patience could be a virtue for he who still covets crown - Michelle Grattan writes in the Sydney Sun Herald that Malcolm Turnbull is still agonising over whether to stay around, hoping to make a second coming. 

Rudd should cash in on the economy - Stephanie Peatling in the Sydney Sun Herald writes that rather than just focusing on healthcare, the PM would be wise to remind Australians he saved them from the worst effects of the GFC. 

Just. Say. No - Like the US Republicans, Tony Abbott seems to have adopted a policy of stonewalling everything writes Josh Gordon in the Melbourne Sunday Age.



Radical Islamic elder preaching jihad in Perth's suburbs - A radical Islamic elder who praises the Taliban and preaches violent jihad to a band of keen followers is being investigated in Perth by WA and Federal police - Perth Sunday Times

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