The Canberra press gallery clearly does not have many admirers among the ABC listening audience. The criticism of the questions asked of Prime Minister Julia Gillard at her afternoon press conference was quite savage. The concentration on the impact of flood relief spending on the federal budget deficit did not impress the listeners. That line of questioning was considered inappropriate with protests by phone call and SMS coming thick and fast when the conference ended.
The Stump readers can judge the appropriateness of the questioning and the criticism for themselves. The transcript is published here.
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