Victorian Water Savings a Pipe Dream

  Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett must guarantee there will be no weakening of conditions required for operation of Victoria’s controversial Sugarloaf or ‘North-South’ Pipeline, Coalition Murray Darling spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Victoria’s Acting Auditor-General today slamming the Brumby Government’s decision to proceed with several major programs, stating the Government’s water…

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Wong misleads over ETS dumping

  Climate Change Minister Penny Wong should explain misleading comments made before a Senate committee last month over the Rudd Government’s dumping of its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett’s weekend revelation the decision was made by Labor’s gang…

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Green Loans assessors rally against Government mess

  The Rudd Government is rightly being condemned by Green Loans home sustainability assessors protesting outside Parliament House this morning, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   “Green Loans has been a monumental breach of promise and a monumental case of mismanagement by Peter Garrett and the Rudd Government,” Senator Birmingham…

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