Victoria Country Hour, ABC Radio – Murray-Darling Basin reform, On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program

WARWICK LONG: … let’s talk about irrigation. The Federal Government is handing out more money for irrigators to upgrade their irrigation equipment whilst handing back some of their water right to the Commonwealth. Originally a $100 million program, or stage of a program, the Government says submissions from its delivery partners, who organise the farmers…

AM Agenda, Sky News – Toyota; Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption; jobs

KIERAN GILBERT: With me this morning, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Matt Thistlethwaite, and the parliamentary secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator Birmingham, first to you… you know, as a person from Adelaide, the importance of the car industry and today’s a sad day, isn’t it, because it basically marks, or…

AM Agenda, Sky News – Rural Reconstruction, ABC, Union

KIERAN GILBERT: This is AM Agenda.  Thanks for your company.  With me now Parliamentary Secretary for Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham, and the Shadow Financial Services Minister, Bernie Ripoll.  Gentlemen, good morning.  Senator Birmingham, first to you.  Barnaby Joyce on the front page of The Australian, this story about a rural reconstruction and development bank.  He…

AM Agenda, Sky News – 44th Parliament; Maurice Newman; Labor’s debt and deficit; Renewable Energy Target

KIERAN GILBERT: … with me this morning, Liberal frontbencher Parliamentary Secretary [to the Minister] for the Environment Senator Simon Birmingham on this, the first day of the 44th Parliament. Before we get into the politics, for many of those who have arrived here in Canberra at Parliament for the first time as Members of Parliament,…

South Australian River Murray Sustainability Program – 5RM – 29 November 2013

TREVOR SCOTT: To tell us all about it is the man who made the announcement yesterday Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning, Senator. SIMON BIRMINGHAM:Good morning, Trevor and good morning to your listeners. TREVOR SCOTT: Good to talk to you, Simon. You're back in our region again and having a good look around but two-hundred-and-forty million dollar boost…