I've never had any media training myself but I'm guessing that every Federal Minister I've heard being questioned by the press over the last few days is faithfully following a simple question-answering formula, strictly in this order:
JOURNALIST/INTERVIEWER/DEBATING OPPONENT: [Insert question here. Any question at all.]
1) The Opposition is worse.
2) Look at all these good things we've done and are doing and intend to do.
3) Have you all forgotten what the question was yet? Good. Next question.
[Repeat as necessary.]