Labor Desal grant evaporates

  “Julia Gillard must today reveal why the Federal Labor Government’s smoke and mirrors funding con will leave South Australians paying higher water bills,” Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   Labor promised $328 million to South Australia for the desalination plant at Port Stanvac.   The Australian Government will commit a further…

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Canberra’s $190 power price hike an example of what all Australians face under Labor’s carbon tax

  A $190 hike in electricity prices is only the first such hit Canberra households will face under the carbon price and is an example of what all Australians will pay, Acting Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and HeritageSimon Birmingham warned today.   The ACT Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission has release its draft…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Fair Work Australia investigation into Craig Thomson, Labor’s bungled Australia Network tender, illicit drugs, interest rates

  ANDREW GREENE: Hello and welcome to Capital Hill. I’m Andrew Greene on a day of dramatic developments in two long-awaited investigations troubling the Gillard Government. First, this morning, the Commonwealth Auditor-General highlighted a series of flaws in the Government’s handling of the tender for the Australia Network contract. Then, hours later, Fair Work Australia…

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