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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South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program – ABC Country Hour – 29 November 2013

NEWSREADER: Senator Simon Birmingham Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment.  CLINT JASPER:   So when you hear announcing guidelines for the Three IP Funding, what effectively does that mean? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well this will allow money to start flowing into river communities throughout South Australia, so some thirty-million dollars will be made available this financial…

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South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program – 5RM – 29 November 2013

TREVOR SCOTT: To tell us all about it is the man who made the announcement yesterday Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning, Senator. SIMON BIRMINGHAM:Good morning, Trevor and good morning to your listeners. TREVOR SCOTT: Good to talk to you, Simon. You're back in our region again and having a good look around but two-hundred-and-forty million dollar boost…

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AM Agenda, Sky News – 44th Parliament; Maurice Newman; Labor’s debt and deficit; Renewable Energy Target

KIERAN GILBERT: … with me this morning, Liberal frontbencher Parliamentary Secretary [to the Minister] for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham on this, the first day of the 44th Parliament. Before we get into the politics, for many of those who have arrived here in Canberra at Parliament for the first time as Members of Parliament,…

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South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program – Adjournment Speech

Senator Birmingham: (South Australia—Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment) (21:50): Tonight I wish to draw attention to some significant developments and advancements in our government's progress and commitment to see the Murray-Darling Basin Plan implemented in full, on time and done so in a manner that ensures our irrigation communities continue to be…

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