Yet more Carbon Tax secrecy

  The Gillard Government is keeping taxpayers in the dark on its carbon tax agenda to such an extent that it’s now being selectively secretive about the timing of decisions supposedly taken by its so-called ‘multi-party’ committee, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   “As if it isn’t bad enough that…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – GST distribution, border protection, population policy

  LYNDAL CURTIS: Welcome to Capital Hill, where the attention’s been split today between Canberra, Perth and Indonesia as the regional processing centre gets discussed in Canberra but not necessarily in Indonesia and the Prime Minister has announced a review of the way the Goods and Services Tax is distributed between the states. To discuss these many…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Carbon tax, NBN, rally reaction

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM:  The Labor Government’s carbon tax arrangements are unravelling before their very eyes already. What we see today are revelations that Ministers don’t think tax cuts are possible as part of compensation. Now, I stood here just a couple of days ago and predicted that there would be absolutely no reduction in income tax rates…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Carbon tax, NSW Labor, mining tax, East Timor solution

KIERAN GILBERT: Welcome back to AM Agenda. With me now from Adelaide, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change [Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment], Simon Birmingham, and from our Sky News Centre I have Labor MP Ed Husic. Gentleman, good morning to you both…   ED HUSIC: G’day.   KIERAN GILBERT: Senator Birmingham…   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: G’day.…

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NBN COMPANIES BILL 2010 TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENT 2010 (NBN MEASURES-ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS) BILL 2011

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (10:02 AM) -As the first speaker on a Monday morning in this place it would usually be a pleasure to rise and say, ‘It is a pleasure to speak on this legislation.’ Unfortunately, however, this is flawed legislation designed to pursue and implement a bad policy. It is not a pleasure…

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