Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, industry assistance

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Labor appears to be deaf to the cost-of-living pressures that Australians are facing at present. They appear to be blind to the mounting evidence around the carbon tax – the world’s biggest carbon tax – and the reality that it will leave Australia with the world’s largest electricity bills. This ‘hear no…

Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, electricity prices

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: It’s time for this Labor Government to wake up and look at electricity prices. Evidence released today by the Energy Users Association of Australia demonstrates that Australia has some of the highest electricity prices in the world and that, when Labor’s carbon tax is applied, Australians will be paying the highest electricity…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Julia Gillard and Bob Carr, university places, poker machine reform

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now on the program, Labor MP Andrew Leigh and Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham. Gentlemen, good morning to both of you.   ANDREW LEIGH: Morning, Kieran.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran.   KIERAN GILBERT: Andrew, I’ll start where I started with the Minister [Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills Science…