This is the Tasmanian twit pulling the strings, puppeteering the “Gillard government” – and the reason rational Australians are hanging out for its collapse
CHRIS UHLMANN, PRESENTER: Mining does add billions to the national accounts, but some of the billionaires it makes have been on the receiving end of a tongue lashing from the Treasurer in recent days. In an extraordinary attack, Wayne Swan took aim at three of the richest tycoons in Australia: Andrew Forrest, Gina Rinehart and Clive Palmer. The Treasurer says they’re poisoning public debate ,and risking the Aussie “fair go” by using their wealth to push their own interests. To continue the discussion tonight we’re joined by the Greens’ leader Bob Brown, welcome.