New South Wales Country Hour, ABC Radio – Murray-Darling Basin reform

MICHAEL CONDON: Well, sensible and considered aren't necessarily the two words most commonly used to describe discussions about water policy in the Murray-Darling Basin but that’s exactly how the Abbott Government’s new Parliamentary Secretary [to the Minister] for the Environment, South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham, described a meeting in Mildura which discussed the Murray–Darling Basin…

Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Legislation to repeal the carbon tax; entitlements; 44th Parliament

LYNDAL CURTIS: … joining me now is today's political panel, Labor Senator Louise Pratt from Perth and, from Adelaide, Liberal Senator and Parliamentary Secretary to the Environment minister, Simon Birmingham. Welcome to you both.   LOUISE PRATT: Hello.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon, Lyndal and Louise.   LYNDAL CURTIS: We will start with the exposure…

Big fence delivers Victoria’s Glenelg River national prize

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham has congratulated the Glenelg River project on winning the 2013 Australian Riverprize.   Senator Birmingham presented the prize to the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority at the 16th International Riversymposium in Brisbane.   “In undertaking this project farming families in the Glenelg River Basin, south…

AM Agenda, Sky News – First Abbott Ministry; Murray-Darling Basin reform; foreign investment; Clive Palmer

  KIERAN GILBERT: One Liberal Senator has described Tony Abbott’s new Cabinet as shocking and an embarrassment over the fact that there’s only one woman in Tony Abbott’s inner circle. The Australian of the Year, Ita Buttrose, says it’s proof that the glass ceiling is still well and truly in effect in Australia. Coming up…

Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – First Abbott Ministry; the Coalition’s commitment to abolish the carbon tax; Labor leadership

  LYNDAL CURTIS: Joining us today for our political panel is South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham from the Liberal Party and, from Perth, Labor Senator Louise Pratt. Welcome to you both.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon, Lyndal.   LOUISE PRATT: Good afternoon.   LYNDAL CURTIS: Now, Simon, we’ll start with you because you will be…