Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Nuclear energy debate, Coalition policies, National Accounts figures

  ALI MOORE: The Federal Opposition says the internal debate within Labor over nuclear energy shows the Prime Minister is losing control of the party. For more on where this debate may go we’re joined by political correspondent Lyndal Curtis, who’s talking to Labor MP Michael Danby and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham.   LYNDAL CURTIS: Michael Danby and…

Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Nuclear energy debate, Coalition policies, National Accounts figures

  ALI MOORE: The Federal Opposition says the internal debate within Labor over nuclear energy shows the Prime Minister is losing control of the party. For more on where this debate may go we’re joined by political correspondent Lyndal Curtis, who’s talking to Labor MP Michael Danby and Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham.   LYNDAL CURTIS: Michael Danby and…

Interview for WIN News – Labor underspending on Murray-Darling Basin water saving infrastructure

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Infrastructure is the one way you can get ‘win win’ outcomes from Basin reform, the way you can actually return water to the environment whilst keeping productive capacity on-farm and for Australia and that’s why it’s the best option for support by government, the best option for local communities and it’s why…

Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Carbon price impact on electricity, My School website

  CHRIS UHLMANN: I’m joined in the studio by Catherine King, who’s the Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, good afternoon.   CATHERINE KING: Good afternoon.   CHRIS UHLMANN: And Simon Birmingham, who’s the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling. Good afternoon to you.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Chris, Catherine.   CHRIS UHLMANN: This afternoon the Coalition continued its attack which…

The Nation, Sky News Australia – Asylum seeker offshore processing High Court ruling, bank interest rates, monetary policy

  DAVID MARR: The High Court this morning said however you arrive in Australia, if you seek refugee protection in this country, the assessment of your claim will be done according to law and according to the principles of natural justice. That’s what they said this morning and as of 10 o’clock when business resumed, I…

Doorstop interview, North Adelaide – Murray-Darling Basin Plan delays, Labor’s botching of Basin reform

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Four years ago today John Howard convened an urgent meeting of Premiers and Chief Ministers to talk about Murray-Darling Basin reform. In that time, we’ve seen legislation passed, $10 billion put on the table. But that all happened within the first 12 months. Since then, we’ve seen the process slowly but surely fall apart. Delay…

Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Basin reform consultation, Mining tax, Electorate office light globes

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Today the Murray-Darling Basin Association [Authority] goes to Narrabri. Tomorrow they go to Moree and St George. The Coalition would like to make an offer. We want to offer Tony Burke a pair, so that he can attend one of these community consultation sessions about this important reform process. This process is too…