Today is your chance to provide answers, Tony Burke

  Today’s Murray-Darling ministerial meeting provides Water Minister Tony Burke with the chance to answer the many outstanding questions Labor’s mishandling of basin reform has presented.   Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Senator Simon Birmingham has called on Mr Burke to seize the opportunity provided by today’s meeting in Albury to deliver newfound clarity and direction…

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Joyce-Birmingham-Truss-Nash – Listening tour of Murray-Darling Basin

  Coalition Senators and the Federal Nationals Leader, Warren Truss, will soon tour part of the Murray-Darling Basin in southern New South Wales.   The Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water, Senator Barnaby Joyce; the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham; the Shadow Minister for Infrastructure…

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Rural Live TV, Australia Live TV – Resignation of Murray-Darling Basin Authority chairman, Basin reform process

  WILL GOODINGS: … someone with quite strong opinions on this matter and others is Senator Simon Birmingham for South Australia. Senator, welcome to the program.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: G’day, Will, pleasure to be here.   WILL GOODINGS:  Simon, can you tell us your reaction to Mike Taylor stepping aside.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well, look, I feel very…

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Afternoon Live, ABC News 24 – Banking sector proposals, WikiLeaks, Murray-Darling reform

  SCOTT BEVAN: Time now for our daily ‘pollies panel’. Political correspondent Gillian Bradford is joined by Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham and Labor MP Andrew Leigh. …   GILLIAN BRADFORD: Simon, three of Joe Hockey’s Nine Point Plan [the Coalition’s Nine Point Plan to Stand up to the Banks] pop up in this Government package so, with that…

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Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR1377) – Water infrastructure and buyback spending, resignation of Murray-Darling Basin Authority chairman

  GLENN RIDGE:  It’s been reported that over the past year something like $750 million more have been spent on water buybacks than was originally earmarked, while something like 300 million less than was budgeted for was directed to water saving infrastructure. The thing which hit me was as at October, as in two months ago,…

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