Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Border protection, mining tax, Japanese whaling

  HAYDEN COOPER: Gentlemen, thanks for joining us.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: A pleasure, Hayden.   DAVID BRADBURY: Afternoon.   HAYDEN COOPER: Well timing is everything and Scott Morrison has admitted that he got it wrong. You’ll remember that yesterday he raised questions about the cost to taxpayers of flying relatives to Sydney for the funerals of some of the Christmas…

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FIVEaa – Digital switchover, irrigator allocations

  LEON BYNER:  … set top box, you’ve got all these extra channels like 7TWO/mate, GEM, GO!, ELEVEN. A lot of these shows [digital channels] have got repeats which sometimes rate better than the free-to-air ‘one’ service [primary channel]. The problem for those people outside Adelaide is that analogue television’s basically gone. That is, the traditional 2 [ABC],…

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Green Start stopped again – this time it’s for the floods?

  Greg Combet and Mark Dreyfus must be congratulated for their foresight in announcing a floods rebuilding savings measure before the floods occurred, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s inclusion of Green Start’s scrapping as she today announced, or re-announced in this case, measures…

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ABC Goulburn Murray – Albury visit, Basin reform, dams taskgroup, flood tax

  JOSEPH THOMSEN: … the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin, Simon Birmingham, who is in Albury for today only. Simon Birmingham, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Joseph and listeners. It’s a pleasure to be with you.   JOSEPH THOMSEN: Now, you’re going to be focusing today on what exactly?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: I will be…

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Government telling only one side of the story on Basin Plan

  Australians angry at the bungling of water reform deserve to know the full story surrounding legal advice over preparation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Coalition Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   A Freedom of Information application by Senator Birmingham for legal advice, to the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, relating to the weighting of economic,…

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