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,…

Doorstop interview, SA Parliament House – MDBA chairman’s resignation

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: The resignation today by Mike Taylor, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority chairman throws into crisis Murray-Darling reform in Australia. This is a resignation that couldn’t have come at a worse time and the statement he has issued comes with very serious implications for the reform process. What we see from the resignation statement by Mr…

AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – fiinance guarantee, National Accounts, IR, nuclear debate

  DAVID LIPSON: Let’s hear what our panel makes of these reports [that the Government is preparing to reintroduce a finance guarantee scheme for building societies and credit unions], we have Liberal MP Simon Birmingham in Adelaide, also Ed Husic from the Labor side, he’s joining us from our Sydney newsroom, thank you gentlemen, both…