Burke gives Windsor the bird on buybacks

  Water Minister Tony Burke has signalled his intention to ignore a key recommendation of a bipartisan parliamentary inquiry on Murray-Darling Basin reform, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows the Murray-Darling Basin Authority today further delaying until at least mid-October the release of its proposed Basin Plan.   The parliamentary…

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Gillard fails on Menindee Lakes promise

  Billions of litres in potential water savings appear to have been lost to irrigators and the environment due to Julia Gillard’s failure to progress works at the Menindee Lakes water storage, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   The re-engineering of Menindee Lakes in New South Wales headed a list of Labor…

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Come clean, Wayne

  Wayne Swan should explain why he’s hiding important work about Labor’s planned carbon tax from the Australian people.   Today Mr Swan has made selective references to a Productivity Commission report into carbon pricing in other countries; a report he received last week but has not yet publicly released as had been promised.  …

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Joyce-Birmingham – Labor condemned by its hand

  The Coalition welcomes the released report of the House of Representatives inquiry into the impact of the Guide to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan as a way of getting Labor’s shambolic Murray-Darling process back on track, said Senator Joyce and Senator Birmingham today.   “The Committee’s report clearly spelled out that the current Labor Government’s…

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