Peter Garrett’s Green Loans – a chronology of mismanagement

  ·         Kevin Rudd and Peter Garrett went to the last election promising to: “Offer low interest Green Loans of up to $10,000 each to make 200,000 existing homes more energy and water efficient, with subsidised environmental audits and free Green Renovations packs.” (Election 07 Policy Document: Solar Schools – Solar Homes)   ·         In the…

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ABC News Breakfast, ABC 2 – Home insulation Senate inquiry

  JOE O’BRIEN: As we’ve been hearing this morning, the Electrical Trades Union has raised concerns about home insulation installers inspecting their own work under the new Government scheme. For more, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action, Senator Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Canberra. Senator Birmingham, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning,…

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Garrett’s Department fronts home insulation Senate inquiry

  Environment Department officials reporting to Minister Peter Garrett have the opportunity today to publicly detail all documents and advice given in relation to the Government’s disastrous home insulation program, Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   Senior officials from the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts will this morning appear before the…

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Playing Politics, Sky News Australia – Home insulation Senate inquiry

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: … joining me in the studio, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action, the Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Ashleigh.   ASHLEIGH GILLON: You were one of the Senators in there grilling officials from the Environment Department today… did you learn anything new from that, what…

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Rudd Government stockpiling ETS staff with no work

  The Rudd Government is living in an alternate universe, spending millions of taxpayer dollars recruiting ever more staff to manage its twice defeated emissions trading scheme (ETS), Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   Revelations in relation to wasteful hiring practices have been made at Senate Additional Estimates overnight under questioning from Senator Birmingham, Shadow…

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