National snapshot of Australia’s water resources released today

The Bureau of Meteorology has released its latest Australian Water Resources Assessment today. The report provides a high-quality, nationally consistent picture of Australia’s water resources.   Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Simon Birmingham said the Australian Water Resources Assessment 2012 clearly identifies trends and variability in Australian water resources, providing an essential…

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Breakfast, ABC Mildura-Swan Hill – Murray-Darling Basin reform

BRETT WORTHINGTON: The Murray–Darling Basin Authority wants to know what you think of its Constraints Management Strategy. That’s a plan that reviews the physical and operational constraints of the river. Constraints are things like river rules, practices and structures that govern the volume of water or the timing of water as it’s regulated throughout the…

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New South Wales Country Hour, ABC Radio – Murray-Darling Basin reform

MICHAEL CONDON: Well, sensible and considered aren't necessarily the two words most commonly used to describe discussions about water policy in the Murray-Darling Basin but that’s exactly how the Abbott Government’s new Parliamentary Secretary [to the Minister] for the Environment, South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham, described a meeting in Mildura which discussed the Murray–Darling Basin…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Legislation to repeal the carbon tax; entitlements; 44th Parliament

LYNDAL CURTIS: … joining me now is today's political panel, Labor Senator Louise Pratt from Perth and, from Adelaide, Liberal Senator and Parliamentary Secretary to the Environment minister, Simon Birmingham. Welcome to you both.   LOUISE PRATT: Hello.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon, Lyndal and Louise.   LYNDAL CURTIS: We will start with the exposure…

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