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Good afternoon, welcome to

the program. The defence

spending cuts announced in

this year's budget haven't

exactly dominated the

political debate since being

handed down in May, but today

they are back in the

headlines after Tony Abbott

weighed into the issue on his

trip to Washington. Coming

up on the program, we will

speak with the Opposition

Leader, get Julia Gillard's

reaction to his comments and

hear some analysis with

defence expert James Brown.

Also, we will look at those

relentless Labor leadership

rumours and the political

debate over the latest job

cuts. All of that coming up.

First, though, here is