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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Labor must rule out slashing water saving infrastructure

  The Gillard Labor Government must rule out slashing investment in water saving infrastructure projects, the Coalition’s Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   It’s been revealed today that the Government is considering “redirecting” significant funds from water saving infrastructure projects.   “When Julia Gillard promised more money for water buybacks during the election…

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Another Parliament, another report damns the Government

  Another damning indictment of the Government’s management of environmental programs has been released today, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) today released* its Performance Audit Report into Labor’s failed $300 million Green Loans Program.   “The ANAO has confirmed the systemic problems already…

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Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – 43rd Parliament, Government’s Climate Change Committee

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining me today on this historic day of the first day of the 43rd Parliament we have the Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham, good afternoon to you.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon, Ashleigh.   ASHLEIGH GILLON: And the Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, hello.    SCOTT LUDLAM: G’day.   ASHLEIGH GILLON: So first day…

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Gillard election promise exposed as worthless

  A Julia Gillard election promise on stormwater harvesting has been exposed as hollow, with the South Australian Government today confirming it won’t make a contribution, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   During the election campaign, Prime Minister Gillard announced her Government would provide up to $10 million for the Waterproofing Eastern…

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