Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Olympic Dam mine expansion, 14-year-old boy arrested in Bali, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining me this afternoon on our panel of politicians, the Labor MP Graham Perrett – good afternoon to you – and joining us from Adelaide today the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Simon Birmingham – good afternoon to you as well.   We just heard some developing news a short time…

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One year on, Murray-Darling communities still anxiously waiting

  Today marks one year since the release of Labor’s widely criticised Guide to the proposed Basin Plan, yet anxious Murray-Darling Basin communities continue waiting for release of the actual plan, Coalition Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   The Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Guide was released a year ago today, and provoked angst throughout the…

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Lower GDP and lower wages – all okay by Australia’s unions

  Australia’s union movement is backing the Government’s carbon tax even though it expects it to reduce both real wages and economic production, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Joel Fetter, Policy Director at peak body the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), today told the shotgun Parliamentary inquiry into…

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