Greens and Labor hypocrisy writ large on advertising

  The Greens’ hypocritical new-found support of wasteful Government advertising is another sign Australia is governed by a Labor-Greens coalition, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   The Senate today passed Senator Birmingham’s motion* stating its clear opposition to any taxpayer funded advertising campaign related to the Government’s planned carbon tax…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Carbon tax, advertising, Senate motion, rally

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM:  Just as Julia Gillard promised that there would be ‘no carbon tax under a Government I lead’, equally she promised that she would ‘end the abuse’ of government funded, taxpayer funded advertising. Yet what we had yesterday was confirmation from Greg Combet that the Government is looking at advertising, is talking to communications…

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Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR1377) – Carbon tax, advertising, language

  MARTIN KING:  How weird? From ‘climate change denier’ we’re suddenly talking about the Holocaust. To me it’s just a bizarre nexus, a bizarre link, but a link that made Christopher Pyne see red. Was this a Julia Gillard dig? Was the Prime Minister being mischievous? And Julia Gillard would be well aware of comments made by Climate Change Minister…

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Minister confirms plans for multi-million dollar carbon tax con

  Taxpayers will rightly be angry with the Gillard Government for planning a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to sell them financial pain, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows confirmation from Climate Change Minister Greg Combet that his department is developing options for an advertising campaign.   Mr Combet…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Carbon tax, advertising

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM:  Late yesterday, Labor Senator Annette Hurley told the Senate chamber that this Government is planning an advertising campaign on Labor’s carbon tax. This is an outrageous abuse of taxpayer money. Tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ hard earned money will be use to try to con Australian taxpayers into believing that they need…

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PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM JUNK FOOD ADVERTISING (BROADCASTING AMENDMENT) BILL 2010

SECOND READING: SENATOR BIRMNGHAM: (South Australia) (9:52 AM) -I rise to speak on the Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2010. The overarching issues that we deal with in this topic are very important and Senator Moore has reflected upon the significance of the overarching issues of obesity, particularly childhood obesity. Obesity…

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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEPOSIT AND RECOVERY SCHEME) BILL 2010

SECOND READING SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (11:30 AM) -It is a pleasure to rise to contribute to this debate on the Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010. I thank the Greens for bringing this bill forward and ensuring continued discussion on this important topic. As a South Australian Senator, which Senator…

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