Bill seeks the scrutiny a $43 billion investment is worth

  A Bill to enable appropriate scrutiny of the Gillard Government’s proposed $43 National Broadband Network (NBN) has been introduced in the Senate today by Senator Simon Birmingham.   Senator Birmingham represents Shadow Communications and Broadband Minister Malcolm Turnbull in the Senate, and has introduced the National Broadband Network Financial Transparency Bill 2010 following its…

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Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Carbon price impact on electricity, My School website

  CHRIS UHLMANN: I’m joined in the studio by Catherine King, who’s the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, good afternoon.   CATHERINE KING: Good afternoon.   CHRIS UHLMANN: And Simon Birmingham, who’s the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling. Good afternoon to you.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Chris, Catherine.   CHRIS UHLMANN: This afternoon the Coalition continued its attack which…

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Government sinking water reform – deferring more than its total infrastructure spend to date

  The Gillard Government has today confirmed the enormous extent of its underspending from the $5.9 billion program designed to deliver water saving infrastructure, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   In response to questions from Senator Birmingham in Question Time today, Senator Stephen Conroy revealed the Government’s total spending to date is…

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The Nation, Sky News Australia – Asylum seeker offshore processing High Court ruling, bank interest rates, monetary policy

  DAVID MARR: The High Court this morning said however you arrive in Australia, if you seek refugee protection in this country, the assessment of your claim will be done according to law and according to the principles of natural justice. That’s what they said this morning and as of 10 o’clock when business resumed, I…

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