891 ABC Adelaide – Auditor-General’s report on Adelaide Desalination Plant funding; Murray-Darling Basin reform.

  MICHAEL SMYTH: … first to this report out today into Adelaide’s operational, controversial but soon-to-be-mothballed desal plant – the federal Auditor-General critical of the decision to double the size of the plant and also the way that some of the funding was signed off. The report was initiated by Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham who…

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Doorstop interview, North Adelaide – Auditor-General’s report on Adelaide Desalination Plant funding

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: This report from the Auditor-General is a damning indictment of the Commonwealth funding decisions into the Adelaide Desalination Plant. $328 million of taxpayers’ money was spent in a process that demonstrates Labor spends first and thinks later when it comes to its funding commitments – $328 million of taxpayers’ money spent, the…

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Capital Hill, ABC News 24 – Boston Marathon bombings; school funding; the Government’s failed border protection policies.

  SAMANTHA HAWLEY: Let’s turn first to the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Despite more than 100 Australians participating in the event, none were injured when two bombs ripped through the crowd at the race finish line. Three people were killed and more than 100 injured. The Prime Minister has written to the United States…

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PM, ABC Radio – Postal charges

  TIM PALMER: Australia’s online retailers have noisily objected to overseas competition sparked by a high Australian dollar but now they’re about to get squeezed even more because their costs of delivery are going up. Australia Post’s confirmed significant price rises for its parcel delivery services. Local sellers are outraged, particularly because Australia Post subsidises…

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