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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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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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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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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