Labor still pursuing flawed ABC Board selection panel process

  Communications Minister Stephen Conroy is ignoring criticism of a UK model to be applied in relation to the selection of Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Board members, Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   In a scheme similar to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) board appointment process, a so-called “independent panel” is planned to provide Senator…

Stage set for Garrett backflip

  Environment Minister Peter Garrett should take advantage of a tailor-made opportunity tomorrow to announce a much needed backflip on the Rudd Government’s unpopular solar rebate means test, Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   “The solar industry, environmental groups and unions have all attacked with good reason the $100,000 household means test on the rebate…