Labor and Greens abandon solar industry

  The Gillard Government and alliance partners the Greens today turned their back on the solar hot water industry, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Coalition efforts to reinstate the Solar Hot Water Rebate were today thwarted by Labor and Greens Senators voting against the Solar Hot Water Rebate Bill…

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Worried about electricity prices? You should be…

  South Australians and other Australians will only be more worried about electricity prices as they climb even more steeply under Julia Gillard’s carbon tax, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today   His comments follow a poll showing that Australians are most concerned about electricity costs of all the major household…

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Be heard on Basin Plan

  The Coalition’s Murray-Darling Basin spokesman, Simon Birmingham, is urging South Australians to make their voices heard on the draft Basin Plan.   A public meeting in Renmark this afternoon is the last such meeting scheduled in South Australia by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority before formal consultation ends next month on the proposed Basin Plan…

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Why does the PM lack an opinion on Murray court action?

  Australians deserve to know what the Prime Minister thinks about South Australia’s threatened High Court action over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, Coalition Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   Visiting Adelaide, Julia Gillard has today offered only platitudes about understanding South Australia’s frustration at being at the end of the river system and being…

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Taxpayers still owed millions over home insulation

  Taxpayers are still millions of dollars out of pocket from dodgy activities under Labor’s disastrous $2.5 billion Home Insulation Program, linked to at least four deaths and more than 200 house fires.   The extent of outstanding payments still being sought was detailed by Climate Change departmental officials in a Senate Estimates hearing under…

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