Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Fair Work Australia investigation into Craig Thomson, Labor’s bungled Australia Network tender, illicit drugs, interest rates

  ANDREW GREENE: Hello and welcome to Capital Hill. I’m Andrew Greene on a day of dramatic developments in two long-awaited investigations troubling the Gillard Government. First, this morning, the Commonwealth Auditor-General highlighted a series of flaws in the Government’s handling of the tender for the Australia Network contract. Then, hours later, Fair Work Australia…

Carbon tax to hit environment

  Labor’s carbon tax is perversely about to make it harder to help the environment, Acting Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Simon Birmingham said today.   Plastics recycling companies are warning they will have to cut hundreds of jobs or go broke due to soaring electricity costs.   The Gillard Government expects…

Sky News Australia – Illicit drugs, Fair Work Australia investigation into Craig Thomson, Australia Network tender, Murray-Darling Basin reform

  KIERAN GILBERT: We’re now going to cross to Adelaide – Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham, spokesman for the Coalition on Murray-Darling and [in the Senate – see below] Communications. Senator, thanks for your time. First of all, can I get your thoughts on this [Australia21] report and the prominent Australians calling for a rethink…