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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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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