Ruddock-Ferguson-Moore-Birmingham doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Syria, petition to China and Russia

  PHILIP RUDDOCK: … on behalf of my colleagues as members of the Parliamentary Amnesty group [Amnesty International Parliamentary Group] that this is an important occasion because almost all Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate have endorsed the view, following the Amnesty report, that China and Russia should be involved in changing…

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FIVEaa – Murray-Darling Basin reform

  LEON BYNER: Now, the River Murray is an important issue for us. Thank goodness nature is giving us a few gifts at the moment. There’s even the possibility of flooding but the State Government has turned down the chance for senior staff to be involved in drafting the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Now, the chairman…

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House, Canberra – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, electricity prices

  SIMON BIRMINGHAM: It’s time for this Labor Government to wake up and look at electricity prices. Evidence released today by the Energy Users Association of Australia demonstrates that Australia has some of the highest electricity prices in the world and that, when Labor’s carbon tax is applied, Australians will be paying the highest electricity…

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FIVEaa – Foreign aid

  LEON BYNER: Now, do you remember a couple of years ago I deciphered… I went to a lawyer because the language was just so unbelievable that it was very hard to kind of decipher, so I went to a Senior Counsel, spent a bit of time with him and he deciphered the Copenhagen treaty…

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AM Agenda, Sky News Australia – Julia Gillard and Bob Carr, university places, poker machine reform

  KIERAN GILBERT: With me now on the program, Labor MP Andrew Leigh and Liberal frontbencher Simon Birmingham. Gentlemen, good morning to both of you.   ANDREW LEIGH: Morning, Kieran.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, Kieran.   KIERAN GILBERT: Andrew, I’ll start where I started with the Minister [Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills Science…

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