Government moves to cut red tape in Murray-Darling Basin

The Government will remove unnecessary environmental red tape by disallowing two ecological community listings in the Murray-Darling Basin, Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham announced today. “These listings were made by the previous government the day prior to entering caretaker mode,” Senator Birmingham said. “They immediately provoked extensive concerns across affected communities. “As…

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Ministerial Council emphasises ongoing commitment to water reform

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham welcomed State and Territory Ministers to Canberra today to discuss management of the Murray Darling and water reform matters at the Murray–Darling Basin Ministerial Council meeting. The meeting was attended by Hon Peter Walsh MP (VIC), Hon Katrina Hodgkinson (NSW), Hon Andrew Cripps (QLD), Hon…

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South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program – ABC Riverland – 29 November 2013

Edwin Cowlishaw:       …for South Australia and also the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment. Senator, good morning.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning Ed, good morning to your listeners. Edwin Cowlishaw: Now earlier this year it was announced that two-hundred-and-forty million would be given to irrigation districts in South Australia, you've recently approved the guidelines…

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