FAIRER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INCENTIVES (MEDICARE LEVY SURCHARGE) BILL 2009 [NO. 2]

 Senator Birmingham (South Australia) (11:57 AM) -I thank the Senate for the opportunity to speak on these important pieces of legislation, the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [No. 2] and the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge-Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 [No. 2]. These are measures that speak volumes of…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Hospitals funding, Tony Abbott, MP benefits

  KIERAN GILBERT: Welcome back to AM Agenda, joining me now from Adelaide the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action, Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning Senator.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning Kieran.   KIERAN GILBERT: And in Sydney the Parliamentary Secretary for Employment, Jason Clare. Jason thanks for coming in and I’ll start with you.…