Tony Burke must front up

  Water Minister Tony Burke must front up and attend some of the Community Information Sessions being conducted by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority into its Guide to the proposed Basin Plan.   More than 600 concerned and passionate locals attended the first of these sessions in Shepparton today, expressing their frustrations at the proposals within…

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Media conference (Joyce-Birmingham), Parliament House – Release of the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  BARNABY JOYCE: First of all, thank you very much for being here. I acknowledge from the start the impediments that have been placed before the fourth estate on this one, how ludicrous it is that we’ve had separate lock-ups. This is not the fault of the Commission [Authority], it’s the fault of the Labor Government. In this new,…

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ABC News Breakfast, ABC2 – Response to the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  WALEED ALY: The Murray-Darling Basin Authority announced on Friday that it wants to cut overall water allocations along the river by between 27 to 37 per cent. But the Opposition says the Plan will destroy some regional communities that rely on irrigated agriculture. Senator Simon Birmingham is the Opposition’s spokesman for the Murray-Darling and he…

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891 ABC Adelaide – Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Senator Simon Birmingham, Coalition spokesperson on the Murray-Darling Basin and a South Australian Liberal Senator… Simon Birmingham, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Matthew and all the crew you have in there this morning.   MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Senator, what do we do to stop this descending into just an all-in mud wrestle?   SIMON…

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The Country Hour, ABC Radio – Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  MARY GOODE: … The Coalition is also worried about the effects in rural Australia. Its spokesperson on the Murray-Darling Basin is Senator Simon Birmingham.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Look, we want to work with Government, communities, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, everybody to ensure that we get win-win outcomes and a win-win outcome is a sustainable river with…

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PM Agenda, Sky News Australia – release tomorrow of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan

  KIERAN GILBERT: Now for the Coalition perspective I’m joined by the Parliamentary Secretary (sic), the Coalition’s spokesman for the Murray-Darling Basin, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, thank you for your time on PM Agenda. The irrigators, as you’ve heard, are really, really concerned, environmentalists are positive about what they’ve seen thus far in the leaked reports…

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