Minister confirms plans for multi-million dollar carbon tax con

  Taxpayers will rightly be angry with the Gillard Government for planning a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to sell them financial pain, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows confirmation from Climate Change Minister Greg Combet that his department is developing options for an advertising campaign.   Mr Combet…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Carbon tax, advertising

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM:  Late yesterday, Labor Senator Annette Hurley told the Senate chamber that this Government is planning an advertising campaign on Labor’s carbon tax. This is an outrageous abuse of taxpayer money. Tens of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ hard earned money will be use to try to con Australian taxpayers into believing that they need…

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PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM JUNK FOOD ADVERTISING (BROADCASTING AMENDMENT) BILL 2010

SECOND READING: SENATOR BIRMNGHAM: (South Australia) (9:52 AM) -I rise to speak on the Protecting Children from Junk Food Advertising (Broadcasting Amendment) Bill 2010. The overarching issues that we deal with in this topic are very important and Senator Moore has reflected upon the significance of the overarching issues of obesity, particularly childhood obesity. Obesity…

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ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION (BEVERAGE CONTAINER DEPOSIT AND RECOVERY SCHEME) BILL 2010

SECOND READING SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (11:30 AM) -It is a pleasure to rise to contribute to this debate on the Environment Protection (Beverage Container Deposit and Recovery Scheme) Bill 2010. I thank the Greens for bringing this bill forward and ensuring continued discussion on this important topic. As a South Australian Senator, which Senator…

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