Government knew deaths were possible, but proceeded

  Damning new information on the Rudd Government’s disastrous home insulation program shows the Government was ignoring its own warnings, including of possible deaths, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   The bungled $2.5 billion scheme left an estimated 240,000 homes with dangerous or sub-standard insulation and has been linked with…

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Menindee Lakes: Billions of litres wasted thanks to Kevin from Queensland’s inaction

  Water from the New South Wales and Queensland floods will be wasted as result of Kevin Rudd’s failure to deliver promised infrastructure works to the Menindee Lakes, Coalition Murray Darling Basin spokesman Senator Simon Birmingham said today.?   “Estimates in Labor’s own 2007 election policy document indicate that 200 billion litres could be saved…

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Credit unions the latest to give Rudd Government a Green Loans blast

  Building societies and credit unions have joined banks in expressing dissatisfaction at Peter Garrett’s incompetent mismanagement of the bungled Green Loans program, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   In its submission* to a Senate inquiry into the Green Loans debacle, Abacus (the Association of Building Societies and Credit Unions)…

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Green Loans program leaves banks with a sour taste

  Banks have shed more light on Environment Minister Peter Garrett’s incompetent bungling of the Rudd Government’s Green Loans program, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   Details are contained in a submission from the Australian Bankers’ Association (ABA) to the Senate’s inquiry into the failed Green Loans program, which has…

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Green Loans Program Fraud– Garrett Must Go

  The Rudd Government’s forced revelations of allegations of serious fraud, non-compliance and rorting of taxpayer’s money, is another example of Environment Minister Peter Garrett’s fundamental failure to manage major Government programs.   This revelation comes after the second cancellation and the release of the Hawke Report highlighting the widespread rorting, waste and safety concerns…

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