Garrett incompetence over Green Loans highlighted

  Environment Minister Peter Garrett’s incompetence has been highlighted in a key submission to an inquiry into the Rudd Government’s bungled Green Loans program, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   The Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA), representing thousands of assessors badly affected by the Green Loans program’s appalling mismanagement,…

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After 861 days as Minister, Wong announces visit to Murray Darling Basin

  “After 861 days as Minister responsible for the Murray Darling Basin, Senator Wong today has announced that she will visit the Basin,” Coalition Basin spokesperson Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   “By issuing a media release entitled ‘Water Minister to Visit Murray Darling Basin’, Minister Wong is demonstrating that she has been failing to…

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ABC Radio Australia – National Interest with Peter Mares – Labor’s dodgy how-to-vote cards

PETER MARES:  While Special Minister of State Senator Joe Ludwig hasn’t yet had time to take a serious look at the questionable use of how-to-vote cards in the South Australian election, other politicians at state and federal level have vowed to push for reform. Labor’s deployment of blue T-shirted Family First look-alikes at polling booths in…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Senator Minchin’s future, reshuffle speculation, state election, education spending

  ASLEIGH GILLON:  Joining me here in our Canberra studio this morning is the Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham … Bill Shorten will be with us soon from Melbourne. Simon, before we start talking about reshuffles let’s just take a moment to recognise Nick Minchin’s contribution … of course he was in the Senate for some…

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