ABC News Breakfast, ABC2 – Response to the Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  WALEED ALY: The Murray-Darling Basin Authority announced on Friday that it wants to cut overall water allocations along the river by between 27 to 37 per cent. But the Opposition says the Plan will destroy some regional communities that rely on irrigated agriculture. Senator Simon Birmingham is the Opposition’s spokesman for the Murray-Darling and he…

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891 ABC Adelaide – Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Senator Simon Birmingham, Coalition spokesperson on the Murray-Darling Basin and a South Australian Liberal Senator… Simon Birmingham, good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Matthew and all the crew you have in there this morning.   MATTHEW ABRAHAM: Senator, what do we do to stop this descending into just an all-in mud wrestle?   SIMON…

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The Country Hour, ABC Radio – Guide to the proposed Basin Plan

  MARY GOODE: … The Coalition is also worried about the effects in rural Australia. Its spokesperson on the Murray-Darling Basin is Senator Simon Birmingham.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Look, we want to work with Government, communities, the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, everybody to ensure that we get win-win outcomes and a win-win outcome is a sustainable river with…

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PM Agenda, Sky News Australia – release tomorrow of the Guide to the Proposed Basin Plan

  KIERAN GILBERT: Now for the Coalition perspective I’m joined by the Parliamentary Secretary (sic), the Coalition’s spokesman for the Murray-Darling Basin, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, thank you for your time on PM Agenda. The irrigators, as you’ve heard, are really, really concerned, environmentalists are positive about what they’ve seen thus far in the leaked reports…

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Labor must rule out slashing water saving infrastructure

  The Gillard Labor Government must rule out slashing investment in water saving infrastructure projects, the Coalition’s Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   It’s been revealed today that the Government is considering “redirecting” significant funds from water saving infrastructure projects.   “When Julia Gillard promised more money for water buybacks during the election…

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Another Parliament, another report damns the Government

  Another damning indictment of the Government’s management of environmental programs has been released today, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) today released* its Performance Audit Report into Labor’s failed $300 million Green Loans Program.   “The ANAO has confirmed the systemic problems already…

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