Sky News Australia – Murray-Darling Basin Plan

  DAVID SPEERS: Well, for some Opposition reaction to this [release of the proposed Basin Plan] we’re joined by the Coalition’s Murray-Darling Basin spokesman, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, welcome.   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Morning, David.   DAVID SPEERS: 2750 gigalitres – is that about right in, your view?   SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well, David, the issue with…

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Lunchtime Agenda, Sky News Australia – Julia Gillard’s secret deal with the Greens on the mining tax, Julia Gillard’s mining tax, Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, party room consultation, photo opportunities

  ASHLEIGH GILLON: Joining me this afternoon on our panel of politicians, the Labor MP Amanda Rishworth and the Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham. Good afternoon to both of you.   Amanda, keeping the details of this deal with the Greens [to secure passage of the Government’s Minerals Resource Rent Tax legislation] did seem all very…

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2SM – Julia Gillard’s carbon tax

  GRANT GOLDMAN: … Now, the Coalition has moved to limit electricity price rises in the face of this new legislation. If the carbon tax passes today they say the Prime Minister should do the honourable thing and not gazette the legislation and immediately call an election so that Australians can actually finally have their…

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