Prices will go up and keep going up

  Prices of everyday household goods will go up and keep going up under Labor’s carbon tax, according to the Acting Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Simon Birmingham.   “Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers are right to highlight the impact the carbon tax would have on the prices of everyday goods,” Senator Birmingham said today.…

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Yet more Carbon Tax secrecy

  The Gillard Government is keeping taxpayers in the dark on its carbon tax agenda to such an extent that it’s now being selectively secretive about the timing of decisions supposedly taken by its so-called ‘multi-party’ committee, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   “As if it isn’t bad enough that…

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Greens and Labor hypocrisy writ large on advertising

  The Greens’ hypocritical new-found support of wasteful Government advertising is another sign Australia is governed by a Labor-Greens coalition, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   The Senate today passed Senator Birmingham’s motion* stating its clear opposition to any taxpayer funded advertising campaign related to the Government’s planned carbon tax…

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Climate change ads on the way, Labor Senator confesses

  A Labor Senator has today let the cat out of the bag on the Gillard Government’s planned taxpayer funded climate change advertising blitz, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   South Australian Senator Annette Hurley, who chairs the Senate’s Economics Committee, has late today confirmed the Government intends to use…

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What exactly does Tony Windsor know?

  Chairman of the Inquiry into the impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in Regional Australia, Tony Windsor, must confirm if he knows more than the Government has let on about the Basin Plan.   ?Mr Windsor has reportedly today suggested the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, now preparing a proposed Basin Plan, is revising downwards the…

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Gillard must not dust off climate change ad binge plans

  Julia Gillard must not dust off plans to use taxpayers’ money as part of a carbon tax sales pitch, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows revelations, under Freedom of Information legislation, of the Labor Government’s plans for a multi-million dollar taxpayer funded political ad blitz in early…

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Labor and Greens must rule out carbon tax ad binge

  Labor and the Greens must rule out a taxpayer funded advertising campaign to sell their carbon tax, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows strong signals in the last 24 hours from Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Greens Senator Christine Milne that a carbon tax advertising blitz is…

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