Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Labor waste; National Broadband Network; Newspoll; federal election

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Evidence tendered in Senate Estimates has demonstrated that Australians are still paying the price from some of this Government’s major schemes in its early days. More than $28 million of bad debts have been incurred as a result of the Government’s disastrous green programs, in particular the disastrous ‘Pink Batts’ program [Home…

2CC – Federal Budget

  MARK PARTON: Let’s go to Simon Birmingham, Senator for South Australia, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Mark, and good morning to your listeners.   MARK PARTON: Was there an honesty from Wayne Swan last night? I mean, aside from all…

AM Agenda, Sky News – Federal Budget; the Government’s failed border protection policies

KIERAN GILBERT: … let’s go to our panel this morning, the Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and Customs, Jason Clare, and Liberal frontbencher, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water [Murray-Darling Basin], Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Gentlemen, good to see you.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran.   …   KIERAN GILBERT: Senator Birmingham, there isn’t bipartisan support…

State of Play, 5RTI – Same-sex marriage; school funding; Murray-Darling Basin reform; whaling

  MICHAEL DONATO: On the phone with us now is our special guest, Liberal Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham. Simon is the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and the Murray-Darling Basin. Welcome to the program.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good evening. Good to be with you.   MICHAEL DONATO: Now, marriage equality or gay…