2CC – Federal Budget

  MARK PARTON: Let’s go to Simon Birmingham, Senator for South Australia, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning, Mark, and good morning to your listeners.   MARK PARTON: Was there an honesty from Wayne Swan last night? I mean, aside from all…

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AM Agenda, Sky News – Federal Budget; the Government’s failed border protection policies

KIERAN GILBERT: … let’s go to our panel this morning, the Minister for Home Affairs, Justice and Customs, Jason Clare, and Liberal frontbencher, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Water [Murray-Darling Basin], Environment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Gentlemen, good to see you.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran.   …   KIERAN GILBERT: Senator Birmingham, there isn’t bipartisan support…

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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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