Doorstop interview, SA Parliament House – MDBA chairman’s resignation

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: The resignation today by Mike Taylor, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority chairman throws into crisis Murray-Darling reform in Australia. This is a resignation that couldn’t have come at a worse time and the statement he has issued comes with very serious implications for the reform process. What we see from the resignation statement by Mr…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – fiinance guarantee, National Accounts, IR, nuclear debate

  DAVID LIPSON: Let’s hear what our panel makes of these reports [that the Government is preparing to reintroduce a finance guarantee scheme for building societies and credit unions], we have Liberal MP Simon Birmingham in Adelaide, also Ed Husic from the Labor side, he’s joining us from our Sydney newsroom, thank you gentlemen, both…

Interview for WIN News – Labor underspending on Murray-Darling Basin water saving infrastructure

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Infrastructure is the one way you can get ‘win win’ outcomes from Basin reform, the way you can actually return water to the environment whilst keeping productive capacity on-farm and for Australia and that’s why it’s the best option for support by government, the best option for local communities and it’s why…

Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Nuclear energy debate, Coalition policies, National Accounts figures

  ALI MOORE: The Federal Opposition says the internal debate within Labor over nuclear energy shows the Prime Minister is losing control of the party. For more on where this debate may go we’re joined by political correspondent Lyndal Curtis, who’s talking to Labor MP Michael Danby and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham.   LYNDAL CURTIS: Michael Danby and…

Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Nuclear energy debate, Coalition policies, National Accounts figures

  ALI MOORE: The Federal Opposition says the internal debate within Labor over nuclear energy shows the Prime Minister is losing control of the party. For more on where this debate may go we’re joined by political correspondent Lyndal Curtis, who’s talking to Labor MP Michael Danby and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham.   LYNDAL CURTIS: Michael Danby and…

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…

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…