Drive, 891 ABC Adelaide – Kevin Rudd’s FBT hit on cars; the Coalition’s commitment to the automotive industry; Election 2013

  MICHAEL SMYTH: … with just a couple of days of campaigning left, the Prime Minister has made a very brief visit to Adelaide this afternoon. He at first made a beeline for Wakefield, the seat currently held by the Labor MP Nick Champion to talk to some workers at Futuris Automotive. He’s at Hindmarsh,…

Abbott-Pyne-Birmingham doorstop interview, Penrice Soda, Osborne – The Coalition’s pledge to abolish the carbon tax; Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures; Craig Thomson; same-sex marriage; submarines

  TONY ABBOTT: It is good to be here at Penrice Soda. I want to thank Guy Roberts and his team for making myself, Christopher Pyne and Simon Birmingham so welcome.   This is a business which has been in the front line of job losses arising from the carbon tax. This is an energy…

AM Agenda, Sky News – Election 2013; submarines; the Coalition’s pledge to abolish the carbon tax; Kevin Rudd’s border protection failures

  KIERAN GILBERT: Joining me this morning, Labor frontbencher Kelvin Thomson from Melbourne and Liberal Senator and frontbencher Simon Birmingham in Adelaide. Senator Birmingham, first to you. Hindmarsh… it’s only a very small margin there held by Steve Georganas as I said… the Coalition pretty confident you might nab that.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning,…

Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Kevin Baker; the Coalition’s commitment to paid parental leave; costings

  LYNDAL CURTIS: Now to our panel and today we’re joined by Labor Senator Lisa Singh and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham. Welcome to you both.   LISA SINGH: Hi, Lyndal.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon, Lyndal. Hello, Lisa.   LYNDAL CURTIS: Simon, if I could start with you, quickly, because the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott,…

AM Agenda, Sky News – Kevin Baker; the Coalition’s commitment to paid parental leave; costings; election debates

  KIERAN GILBERT: Joining me now from Brisbane, Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator Birmingham, thanks for your time. A lot to discuss this Tuesday morning… I want to start with the… one of the things that Brendan O’Connor referred to… it’s in The Daily Telegraph newspaper about a Liberal candidate’s off-colour website. He’s the…

Drive, 720 ABC Perth – The Coalition’s Swan-Canning River Recovery Programme

  RUSSELL WOOLF: Senator Simon Birmingham is the Liberal Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and joins us on Drive very shortly. The Swan and Canning Rivers were on the election agenda today and Senator Birmingham, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, was in Perth to announce the Coalition’s commitment to improve our Swan…