Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010

Simon BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (12:56): The Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Bill 2010 does feel a little like a back-to-the-future scenario. We debated a very similar bill in the previous parliament and the parliament before that debated the matter of voluntary student unionism and an end to the compulsion of student union…

COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

 Senator BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (18:22): I move: That the Senate take note of the document. This is a shocking issue that I brought to the attention of the Senate. I was pleased at the time that it passed the Senate without dissent and that condemnation of the decisions of the South Australian Labor government was…

BROADCASTING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (Digital Dividend and Other Measures) Bill 2011- Second Reading

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (17:09): I rise to speak on the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Digital Dividend and Other Measures) Bill 2011. This bill has two main components, one being to effect a reorganisation of digital television channels to realise what is commonly referred to as the ‘digital dividend’, and the second being to deal with…