Gillard defends flood levy to the hilt

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  • Is this a forced donation or a tax? Can I claim this forced donation?

    Why did she wait for this tax after most of the donations have happened. I was about to donate, but I will hold off now.

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    Ben
    Date and time
    January 28, 2011, 10:12AM
    • Neil, you did a wonderful job with the interview. you ask the questions that the people want to know the answers too, no matter what position or who they are! especially when people dont answer the question!!

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      Naim Saffar
      Date and time
      January 28, 2011, 10:20AM
      • She keeps talking about Queensland, you asked her about Victoria, she told you she would be in Victoria today and then went on about Queensland. You asked her about the cuts to Victorian infrastructure spending, she ignored you and went on about Queensland. She stated that some people may have to wait a couple of years for their new road ( a new safer road that will help reduce the road toll) but they will have fast internet before a safe road. What is this woman on? D & A testing needs to be rolled out a bit wider that it currently is.

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        Dave of Syndle
        Date and time
        January 28, 2011, 10:30AM
        • Well done Neil - loved your interview with Julia..please keep up the pressure with this useless government.

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          Lisa
          Date and time
          January 28, 2011, 10:31AM
          • How ironic, security code is "mouths".

            Let us not forget the greed of the resource-rich States supporting the miners when the MRRT was proposed, wishing to maintain state royalties. Now we have the Commonwealth offering federal aid to Queensland (with those affected exempt from the levy).

            Perhaps those States should reflect on what it is to be part of a federation - sharing bounty with hardship.

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            Bill in KL
            Date and time
            January 28, 2011, 10:34AM
            • Cheryl -- Gillard has become an embarrassment. 3000 words about the Tax and not one of those words VICTORIA.What planet has she been on?

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              Kevin Black
              Date and time
              January 28, 2011, 10:41AM
              • good on you Neil for giving it to the "BEAK".

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                ian
                Date and time
                January 28, 2011, 10:48AM
                • Neil Mitchell was too 'disrespectful' to the Prime Minister. Get a life!! when is the Prime Minister going to STOP being disrespectful to the population and stop waffling around the issue. Can's she get her arguments concise?

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                  Cameron
                  Date and time
                  January 28, 2011, 10:53AM
                  • I am opposed very strongly to giving over $500,000,000 to Islamic Schools in another country. This Government is just not socially or financialy responsible.
                    Gillard seems to be the only person who understands this nea tax. I remember being the only one in step when in the Army.

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                    Jack Creeper
                    Date and time
                    January 28, 2011, 10:56AM
                    • Neil you were NOT rude to Julia! In fact "the media" is so terrified of seeming condescending to a woman that they just do not ask the hard questions.
                      Julia is the one who speaks to everyone as though they are dim witted 2 yr olds & you had every right to press her for an answer.
                      Well done!

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                      michelle
                      Date and time
                      January 28, 2011, 11:02AM

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