ABC News 24 – Vehicle emission standards, electricity prices, carbon tax, Renewable Energy Target

  KATHRYN STOLARCHUK: And joining us now from Adelaide is the Opposition Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, firstly on these new emissions standards for vehicles, the Government has admitted that these measures will come with a cost, so does the Opposition support it?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well, good afternoon and, look, in principle…

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PM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Carbon tax, PC report, live cattle exports

  DAVID SPEERS:  So does this report undermine the Coalition’s argument that a carbon tax would unfairly punish Australian exporters? I’m joined now from Adelaide by the Acting Shadow Climate Change Minister [Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment], Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, thanks for joining us. The Productivity Commission looked at more than a thousand different measures in…

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2UE – industry assistance

  MICHAEL SMITH: In the scheme of the Rudd and Gillard Governments, not huge money but it’s $8 million to develop the sort of panels, the solar panels, that go on your roof and generate electricity. That $8 million, or a large part of it – $5 million – came from your taxes through AusIndustry with…

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2SM – Carbon tax, Garnaut Review update

  GRANT GOLDMAN: Climate Change Minister Greg Combet says the review from Labor climate change advisor Ross Garnaut is not the sole factor in deciding the price on carbon and its related handouts. You get the feeling that they’re not quite happy with him right now. Professor Garnaut released his final update to the 2008 Climate…

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Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Coal industry, carbon tax, Direct Action, plain packaging, lobbyists, Foreign Minister’s travel

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining me this afternoon on our panel of politicians, Labor MP Ed Husic and the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Simon Birmingham. Good afternoon to you both. Bob Brown has just held a news conference. We were hoping to bring it to you here on Sky News but had some audio issues with that. We’ll…

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FIVEaa – Biosecurity

  LEON BYNER: Now that New Zealand has agreed to allow fresh pork meat into their country, that will set a precedent that an applicant who wants to bring the same pork into Australia would use against us at the World Trade Organisation. Now, Joe Ludwig [Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry] has scoffed at suggestions that…

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FIVEaa – Biosecurity

  LEON BYNER: . . . because of a likely New Zealand decision to accept pork from countries that might have the PRRS [porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome] disease, which is the equivalent of HIV in humans, we will be obliged to accept, no questions asked, this product, and we don’t even have labelling laws to…

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