Ruddock-Ferguson-Moore-Birmingham doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Syria, petition to China and Russia

  PHILIP RUDDOCK: … on behalf of my colleagues as members of the Parliamentary Amnesty group [Amnesty International Parliamentary Group] that this is an important occasion because almost all Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate have endorsed the view, following the Amnesty report, that China and Russia should be involved in changing…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, industry assistance

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Labor appears to be deaf to the cost-of-living pressures that Australians are facing at present. They appear to be blind to the mounting evidence around the carbon tax – the world’s biggest carbon tax – and the reality that it will leave Australia with the world’s largest electricity bills. This ‘hear no…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, electricity prices

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: It’s time for this Labor Government to wake up and look at electricity prices. Evidence released today by the Energy Users Association of Australia demonstrates that Australia has some of the highest electricity prices in the world and that, when Labor’s carbon tax is applied, Australians will be paying the highest electricity…

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Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011, Minerals Resource Rent Tax (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2011 & Other Bills

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (13:01): It is a pleasure to follow Senator Colbeck who, as always, has provided a very wise and thoughtful contribution. Certainly on this Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 and associated bills, his contribution and analysis are spot on. I thought it would be useful in this debate today to go…

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