Wong debate hypocrisy

  Penny Wong has resorted to desperate stunts to divert attention from her Government’s lack of attention to the plight of the Murray-Darling Basin, Coalition Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   “… I am laying down a challenge to Barnaby Joyce: Barnaby, release your water policy and come here to Adelaide and debate me…

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Labor Ministers play word games while Murray suffers

  Federal and State Labor Water Ministers must urgently clarify the status of federal funding for Adelaide’s desalination plant, Coalition Murray Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows South Australian Minister Paul Caica’s insistence, contrary to Federal Minister Penny Wong’s public statements, that a federal condition to reduce reliance on the River…

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Labor fails to deliver on Basin reform – Again!

  Labor has once again failed to deliver on Murray Darling Basin reform, with delays to the release of the proposed Basin Plan creating yet more uncertainty for everyone.   Labor has massively underspent and under-delivered on budgeted water saving infrastructure throughout its term, failing to deliver priority water saving infrastructure programs and failing to…

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Insulation inquiry recommends Royal Commission

  Nothing less than a Royal Commission is needed into the Rudd/Gillard Government’s disastrous Home Insulation Program, according to a damning Senate inquiry report released today*.   Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham moved for and participated in the Senate’s inquiry into the Energy Efficient Homes Package, a key measure of which was…

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Still one more Green Loans audit report outstanding

  Energy Efficiency Minister Penny Wong must commit to publicly releasing a further report on the failed $300 million Green Loans program following yesterday’s damning findings, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   A further audit was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in February, with its findings still to be released.  …

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Green Loans – Pink Batts and Solar Mistakes All Over Again; Garrett’s Trifecta of Trouble – Gillard Must Pull the Guillotine

  Damning reports released today into the failed $300 million Green Loans affair confirm that the Rudd-Gillard Government can’t be trusted to run a major environmental program.   It’s a trifecta of trouble – coming after the debacles of the Home Insulation Program and repeated scrapping and suspension of solar programs.   The one thing in…

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