Interview – Mornings with Jon Faine ABC 774

Subjects: Vocational Education and training reform; Higher Education reforms. E&OE… JON FAINE: Senator, good morning to you. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning John and good morning to your listeners. JON FAINE: We’ve frequently discussed how this system is wide open to rorts and there is any number of them, what are the principle problems that you’ve…

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5AA with Leon Byner – Carbon Tax Repeal

LEON BYNER: …Hey, boom-boom.  I don't know whether anybody running a business would have the forensic accounting ability to come up with that, but nevertheless at least it shows that people have got the right attitude.  Just be very careful to manage your expectations about what you're going to get back.  I'm not saying that…

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AM Agenda – Budget; Deficit Levy & Speaker.

Subjects: Budget; Deficit Levy; Speaker.   E&EO…….   KIERAN GILBERT: This is AM Agenda, thanks very much for your company. With me this morning Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham and Labor’s Stephen Jones. Gentlemen, good morning to you. Senator Birmingham first to you, things are in a very difficult place aren’t they right now, for…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Japanese whaling, International Court of Justice decision, Australia’s relationship with Japan.

GREG JENNETT: Now, having won the case, Australia’s going out of its way to be gracious towards Tokyo. All are stressing that the disagreements of the past are over. The parliamentary secretary in the Environment portfolio is Simon Birmingham. He doesn’t even want to contemplate the idea that Japan might step up its activities in…

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Victoria Country Hour, ABC Radio – Murray-Darling Basin reform, On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program

WARWICK LONG: … let’s talk about irrigation. The Federal Government is handing out more money for irrigators to upgrade their irrigation equipment whilst handing back some of their water right to the Commonwealth. Originally a $100 million program, or stage of a program, the Government says submissions from its delivery partners, who organise the farmers…

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AM Agenda, Sky News – Toyota; Royal Commission into trade union governance and corruption; jobs

KIERAN GILBERT: With me this morning, the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Matt Thistlethwaite, and the parliamentary secretary for the Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator Birmingham, first to you… you know, as a person from Adelaide, the importance of the car industry and today’s a sad day, isn’t it, because it basically marks, or…

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