Doorstop interview, North Adelaide – Auditor-General’s report on Adelaide Desalination Plant funding

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: This report from the Auditor-General is a damning indictment of the Commonwealth funding decisions into the Adelaide Desalination Plant. $328 million of taxpayers’ money was spent in a process that demonstrates Labor spends first and thinks later when it comes to its funding commitments – $328 million of taxpayers’ money spent, the…

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891 ABC Adelaide – Auditor-General’s report on Adelaide Desalination Plant funding; Murray-Darling Basin reform.

  MICHAEL SMYTH: … first to this report out today into Adelaide’s operational, controversial but soon-to-be-mothballed desal plant – the federal Auditor-General critical of the decision to double the size of the plant and also the way that some of the funding was signed off. The report was initiated by Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham who…

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AM Agenda, Sky News – School funding; Boston Marathon bombings.

  KIERAN GILBERT: … let’s look at some domestic political issues… The [Australian] Financial Review reporting this morning that Bill Scales, the Swinburne University of Technology chancellor… he was the author of the Button car plan [Motor Industry Development Plan] under Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke… he’s wondering why the Government is targeting higher education…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Boston Marathon bombings; school funding; the Government’s failed border protection policies.

  SAMANTHA HAWLEY: Let’s turn first to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Despite more than 100 Australians participating in the event, none were injured when two bombs ripped through the crowd at the race finish line. Three people were killed and more than 100 injured. The Prime Minister has written to the United States…

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