Doorstop interview, North Adelaide – Murray-Darling Basin Plan delays, Labor’s botching of Basin reform

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Four years ago today John Howard convened an urgent meeting of Premiers and Chief Ministers to talk about Murray-Darling Basin reform. In that time, we’ve seen legislation passed, $10 billion put on the table. But that all happened within the first 12 months. Since then, we’ve seen the process slowly but surely fall apart. Delay…

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BROADBAND – MPI

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (4:38 PM) -It is a pleasure to speak on this matter of public importance, and indeed this is an incredibly important matter for Australia because there is $43 billion of money on the line here and potentially a world of debt, pain and repayments at the end of this. It is…

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MPI – Murray Darling Basin

Senator Birmingham: (South Australia) (5:15 PM) -Madam Acting Deputy President Kroger, congratulations on your appointment to the office of Acting Deputy President, which I am sure you will fill well. This Labor government simply cannot manage a reform agenda. Anything of substance, anything of note, that they touch just turns into mush, turns into waste,…

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COAG report highlights Labor Basin delays

  State and Federal Labor Government delays in progressing water saving infrastructure projects across the Murray-Darling Basin have today been confirmed in an independent progress report, Coalition Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Reform Council progress report has found significant delays in delivering 17 ‘priority projects’ under the…

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Burke hides behind $4.6 million Basin ad blitz

  A $4.6 million Gillard Government advertising campaign only highlights its failures on water reform, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   Television advertising* has begun screening this week, following last week’s newspaper ads throughout the Basin supposedly promoting the Government’s claimed water initiatives and encouraging people to take part in the current…

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Burke misleads?

  What the Government now says it said during the election campaign:   “What the Prime Minister said was that we would as a government implement the Murray-Darling Basin Authority plan. That document is the final document that comes out at the end of next year after there has been an opportunity for ministerial intervention,…

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