ABC Goulburn Murray – Albury visit, Basin reform, dams taskgroup, flood tax

  JOSEPH THOMSEN: … the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin, Simon Birmingham, who is in Albury for today only. Simon Birmingham, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Joseph and listeners. It’s a pleasure to be with you.   JOSEPH THOMSEN: Now, you’re going to be focusing today on what exactly?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: I will be…

FIVEaa – Speculation Karlene Maywald could be appointed to chair the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Basin reform timelines

  LAINIE ANDERSON: … Simon Birmingham … what do you think or what do you make of the idea that former South Australian Water Minister Karlene Maywald could head the Murray-Darling Basin Authority or is one of many being touted as a possible head?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: … Karlene’s obviously an ably intelligent woman, she…

Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Banking sector proposals, WikiLeaks, Murray-Darling reform

  SCOTT BEVAN: Time now for our daily ‘pollies panel’. Political correspondent Gillian Bradford is joined by Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham and Labor MP Andrew Leigh. …   GILLIAN BRADFORD: Simon, three of Joe Hockey’s Nine Point Plan [the Coalition’s Nine Point Plan to Stand up to the Banks] pop up in this Government package so, with that…

Rural Live TV, Australia Live TV – Resignation of Murray-Darling Basin Authority chairman, Basin reform process

  WILL GOODINGS: … someone with quite strong opinions on this matter and others is Senator Simon Birmingham for South Australia. Senator, welcome to the program.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: G’day, Will, pleasure to be here.   WILL GOODINGS:  Simon, can you tell us your reaction to Mike Taylor stepping aside.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well, look, I feel very…

Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR1377) – Water infrastructure and buyback spending, resignation of Murray-Darling Basin Authority chairman

  GLENN RIDGE:  It’s been reported that over the past year something like $750 million more have been spent on water buybacks than was originally earmarked, while something like 300 million less than was budgeted for was directed to water saving infrastructure. The thing which hit me was as at October, as in two months ago,…