AM Agenda, Sky News – Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures; Labor’s soap opera; federal election

  KIERAN GILBERT: … joining me now from Adelaide, Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham and, in the Sky News Centre, Labor MP Michelle Rowland. Michelle Rowland, you heard a bit of the criticism there from Christopher Pyne. He says this deal is not worth the paper it’s written on, essentially; that women and children will…

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Contrarians, Sky News – Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures; the Coalition’s Direct Action policy; Kevin Rudd’s carbon tax con

  PETER VAN ONSELEN: Let’s bring Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham in. He was scheduled to join us on this episode of Contrarians. He joins us now. Welcome to the program.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: G’day, Peter and panel.   PETER VAN ONSELEN: You guys are stuffed, aren’t you?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Not at all, Peter, and…

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Labor chaos reflected in climate change staffing

  Staffing at the Rudd/Gillard Government’s Climate Change department reflect Labor’s chaos and dysfunction over climate policies, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Questioning through Senate Estimates has revealed* that: ·         at least 190 left the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency prior to its abolition in March, with…

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Birmingham-Cormann-Zorich-Chapman doorstop interview, City Holden, Adelaide – Labor’s FBT tax hit; Kevin Rudd’s carbon tax con; industry assistance

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thanks very much for coming along today. It’s a pleasure to be here with my colleague Senator Mathias Cormann, the Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Tom Zorich, the Liberal candidate for Wakefield, and with John Chapman, the chief executive of the Motor Trade Association of South Australia.   We are very concerned at Labor’s…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Kevin Rudd’s carbon tax con; border protection; federal election

  ANDREW GREENE: Julia Gillard’s carbon tax has been terminated. That’s the key message Kevin Rudd was keen to impress today as he confirmed the budget cuts needed to move early to an emissions trading scheme. The Opposition says it’s a con and there’s only temporary relief for families. Ditching the carbon tax leaves asylum…

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