Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Julia Gillard’s “hard questions”

  KIM LANDERS: … staying with federal politics now and the Environment Minister says restoring the Murray-Darling Basin to good health does not necessarily depend on a set volume of water being returned to the river system.  Tony Burke will outline what he believes are the minimum standards to save the river during a key speech…

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Cormann-Birmingham – Carbon tax to hit South Australian business hard

  Liberal Treasury and Environment spokesmen will shine a spotlight on the impact of Labor’s carbon tax during two days of briefings and site visits in Adelaide and Mount Gambier.   Shadow Assistant Treasurer Mathias Cormann and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham will visit numerous affected businesses and meet with business leaders…

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Murray-Darling needs results and actions not more words and agreements

  The latest talk of Murray-Darling reform by the Gillard Government must be backed with iron-clad guarantees of results, not represent yet another collection of meaningless words and inter-governmental agreements.   Reports that Water Minister Tony Burke is preparing to hand over more control of $5.8 billion in project delivery to state governments will send…

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