Doorstop interview, Parliament House – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, taxpayer funded advertising, Labor leadership

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Yesterday in Senate Estimates it was revealed that this Labor Government has spent more than a million dollars of taxpayers’ money on focus groups, on polling and market research into their carbon tax; that they’re giving around $100,000 to the ACTU [Australian Council of Trade Unions] to help union officials sell the carbon tax;…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Cabinet reshuffle, economy, border security, same-sex marriage, Senator Wong’s family

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now, I’ve got Labor frontbencher Senator Kate Lundy and Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning to you both.   KATE LUNDY: Good morning.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Kieran, Kate.   KIERAN GILBERT: I want to ask you, first of all, Senator Lundy… I want to ask, you first…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Same-sex marriage, polls, Labor Party National Conference, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, cost of living, Labor tensions

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now, Labor MP Andrew Leigh in the Canberra studio… Morning, Andrew…   ANDREW LEIGH: Morning, Kieran.   KIERAN GILBERT: … and from Adelaide we have Liberal Senator… Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, thanks for your time.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Kieran. Morning, Andrew.   KIERAN GILBERT: I want to ask…

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Melbourne Talk Radio (MTR1377) – Climate change talks, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, taxpayer funded travel

  LUKE GRANT: Now, as you know, the UN Climate Change Conference is happening in South Africa, in Durban. Simon Birmingham is the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment… Liberal Senator for South Australia and joins us on the line. Afternoon, Senator.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon,…

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