Hunt-Birmingham – Regulator confirms: lower electricity prices under Coalition

  Electricity prices would be lower under a Coalition Government and without Labor’s carbon tax, an independent state regulator has confirmed today.   Paul Kerin, Chief Executive Officer of the Essential Services Commission of South Australia, was commenting this morning in the wake of this week’s draft determination by the Commission on standing contract prices…

South Australians should embrace World Rivers Day

  Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham is urging South Australians to photograph their favourite river location as part of a competition coinciding with World Rivers Day this month.   Senator Birmingham, the Coalition’s spokesman on the Murray-Darling Basin, is proudly supporting the “Rivers Matter” initiative, created by Australian not-for-profit group the International RiverFoundation.   People are…

Greens flag higher prices in Labor’s carbon tax chaos

  Australians should brace for a higher carbon tax and higher electricity prices following comments from Greens Leader Christine Milne, Acting Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage Simon Birmingham said today.   Senator Milne yesterday flagged a significantly higher carbon tax in the near future following the Government’s announcement of European linkage with…

Are you happy now, Minister?

  Water Minister Tony Burke should provide certainty to all Murray-Darling stakeholders by indicating quickly whether he is happy with the latest iteration of the Proposed Basin Plan released by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority today.   With just three weeks left for the States to provide further comment on the plan, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman…

Hunt-Birmingham – SA Labor: carbon tax risks investment, jobs and population

  Ministerial briefings prepared for the South Australian Labor Government have confirmed that Federal Labor’s carbon tax risks investment, jobs and population in Port Pirie.   The briefings, released to the State Liberal Opposition under freedom of information laws, confirm the future of Nyrstar’s lead smelter at Port Pirie has been placed at direct risk…