Coalition gives voice to Australians on carbon tax

  The Coalition has given voice to thousands of Australians the Government tried to silence on the carbon tax debate, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Senator Birmingham is one of five Coalition Members and Senators on a carbon tax legislation inquiry committee – dominated by nine Labor and Greens…

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Pressure pays off – ABC commits to SANFL coverage

  I welcome today’s announcement by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that it will start negotiations to continue televising South Australian National Football League (SANFL) football and other local sport beyond the current season.   This announcement is a pleasing response to last week’s resolution by the Senate, which I was pleased to sponsor with…

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Carbon tax shotgun inquiry begins in the dark

  The Gillard Government’s refusal to release updated modelling on its carbon tax will today see a farcical first hearing of the Labor-Greens dominated shotgun inquiry into the legislation, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and inquiry member Simon Birmingham said today.   Treasury officials are among those appearing before the Joint Select Committee this…

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Carbon tax inquiry – from the ridiculous to the more ridiculous

  The Labor-Greens dominated shotgun inquiry into Julia Gillard’s carbon tax legislation is descending from farce into high farce, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment and inquiry member Simon Birmingham said today.   A committee already dominated by the legislation’s Labor-Green proponents, given just three weeks to inquire into more than 1100 pages, affording Australians…

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Carbon tax – release the modelling

  The Gillard Government must release in full its updated carbon tax modelling, and do so well before Treasury’s appearance before a Parliamentary inquiry this Wednesday, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Treasury officials have been scheduled to appear this Wednesday morning before the Joint Select Committee’s inquiry into the…

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Only 3 more days to lodge carbon tax submissions

  Australians only have until this Thursday 22 September to make submissions to the shotgun parliamentary inquiry into Julia Gillard’s carbon tax.   The Gillard Government thinks it’s reasonable for Australians to review and comment on over 1,100 pages of carbon tax legislation in a matter of days, having only called for submissions in Saturday’s…

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