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(generated from captions) vote, it will be the first time

that's happened in more than 80

years. To look at what's

expected to be a big week in

Federal politics we're joined

by lieder of the house Anthony

Albanese from Canberra. Good

morning. If we go first to the announcement this morning by

your parliamentary colleague,

Graham Perrett, the Labor

Member for Moreton, he says

he'll resign immediately if Julia Gillard is dumped as

Prime Minister. What do you

make of that? I think Graham

can best speak for himself

what's vote motivated him. He

dated what all Caucus members

know which is that no-one is

ringing around. Julia Gillard

leadership is secure. Of the

Federal Parliamentary

party. He's hardly dampening

leadership speculation though

by coming out and resulting

this coming on not front page of the 'Sydney Morning Herald'

this morning. In retrospect

Graham might like to think

about how this dampens

leadership speculation.

There's no doubt that if that

was his objective then he

hasn't achieved it.

Nonetheless these things happen

from time to time and it is I

think a one morning one

wonder. Are you confident that there's no leadership

against the Prime Minister? destabilisation going on

Absolutely. We are gaiting on

with the business of government

and today after some 35

parliamentary inquiries over 19

years and the Garnaut report

and the

and the Shergold report and all

the international action that's

taken place and parliamentary

debates and private members

bills, today the Government

finally acts on behalf of the

Australian people in taking

action on climate change. On

that, do you agree with your

cabinet colleague, Greg Combet,

who says that the Government

has a heck of a job to sell the

carbon tax, the carbon price

scheme to a very much sceptical

electorate. Of course we do.

It is such a big change. It is unpopular change if you look at

the polls too? This is a

transformation to a clean

energy economy. It is one that

we need to do. Malcolm

Turnbull in a good speech last

week indicated that China was

seeking to gain first mover

advantage by moving ahead of

the world when it comes to

clean energy. We have enormous

advantages right here in

Australia in terms of our

innovation, our natural expertise, our capacity for

advantages. It is absurd that

the solar industry is bigger in

a country like Germany and it

is in Australia when

is in Australia when their

sunniest day isn't as good for

solar energy as our worst day.

We have those natural

advantages. We're positioned

in the growth area of the world

in the Asian century. If we

get this right, and we're

confident that we have, with

these 19 pieces of legislation,

this will set up the jobs of

this will set up the jobs of

the future, but also protect

the environment of the future

for this and for future

generations. If we look ahead

at the ledge lition

facilitating the Malaysia

asylum swap deal which is

expected to come to a vote on Thursday, Tony Crook, the

national MP who sits on the

cross bempb ches holds very

much the deciding vote on that. What's the Government's pitch

to him? That if you support

to him? That if you support

offshore processing, that if

you support the right of

government to determine our

migration policy, then this

legislation is worthy of

support. From right across the

Parliament, frankly, because

this legislation isn't specific

to the Government's Malaysia

Solution. This is about giving

this and future governments

this and future governments the

rights to determine hour border

protection policies. Has he

indicated to the government

when he'll come to a decision

on that legislation? Look,

I'll leave Tony Crook to make

his own announcements. Certainly there have been

discussions with the Government

and my understanding is the

opposition as well about these

issues. Tony Crook will speak

issues. Tony Crook will speak

for himself. On a gauge of one

to 10, however confident are

you of getting his vote given

all the mumblings he was making

yesterday about how he at the

time of the negotiation the

after the last election was

prepared to support Tony Abbott

and the Nationals in votes of

confidence and the like? What

he's also said - this has nothing to do with that of

course. This is about specific

legislation before the house

about border protection and

Tony Crook has had a very

strong stance on those issues

and so we're hopeful of

receiving his support, but we

treat Tony and the other

cross-benchers can expect and

allow them to make their own

decisions and importantly their

own announcement. There are

some question marks in some

quarters where Rob Oakeshott

stands on this bill. Is he

locked and loaded for the

government? It is up to the Mindenau Independents to state

their own positions and I

wouldn't want to pre-empt them

or speak on their behalf. What

I can do speak on behalf of the

Labor Government and the Labor

Government is determined to get this legislation

this legislation through. We

think it is the right thing to

do. It is extraordinary that

Tony Abbott is seeking to deny

not just this government but

future governments as well the

ability to control their own

border protection policies. If

the numbers don't fall the

government way, will the

government look at pulling that

bill? We intend to pursue

bill? We intend to pursue this

legislation. It is listed for

further debate on Thursday.

That is our intention. Regardless of what indications Tony Crook or

others might give you, you're

going to put that bill for a

vote? Our intention is we've

listed it for debate on

Thursday. It will be debated

on Thursday. You're saying your

intention we can fully expect

watching this regardless of

what happens, to tune into

Parliament on Thursday and see

a vote on that legislation? We

don't control when votes are,

Michael. We wanted to have a

vote on it when Parliament last

sat. The Opposition chose to

talk it out. One thing we

don't have the numbers for in

this Parliament is to gag

debate because the

cross-benchers all tend to vote

against those motions. What I can say is it is listed

can say is it is listed for

debate on Thursday. What do you

say to the Government's

position if you indeed go ahead

with that vote, you should

immediately go to the people

because it would be seen as

assistant amount to a loss of

confidence in the people It is

non-against and you know it is

nonsense. I'm se I'm surprised that serious journalists would

ask that question. When

Parliament before we

Parliament before we convened

as a minority government I

indicated that it was going to

be a fact that legislation

would be lost on the floor of

the Parliament. I would have

taken as a success mark getting

90% of our bills through.

What's amazing is that we've

got 1 95 bills through. We'll

sit the 200 not out mark with

the clean energy bills

the clean energy bills without

any legislation being defeated.

Just as bills get defeated in

the Senate, one because Senate

are minority situations, are minority situations, it

would be natural to expect that

some bills would have been lost

well before now. The

opposition's failure to engage

in serious policy debate on the

floor of the Parliament in terms

terms of

Legislation, moving serious

amendments seriously engaging

over the issues of the day,

they didn't bother turn up to

either the tax forum or the

future jobs forum last week,

they're not engaged in serious

policy. We've had some 100

speakers on the clean energy

bills up to now. We haven't

yet had an amendment or an

yet had an amendment or an

alternative idea from the

opposition. Anthony Albanese thank you very much for your