Wong misleads over ETS dumping

  Climate Change Minister Penny Wong should explain misleading comments made before a Senate committee last month over the Rudd Government’s dumping of its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   It follows Environment Protection Minister Peter Garrett’s weekend revelation the decision was made by Labor’s gang…

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Garrett gaffe blows Government’s secrecy case

  Peter Garrett has today undermined his own Government’s arguments in support of keeping a fourth letter on their disastrous Home Insulation Program secret.   Having decided to declassify and this week release three letters from Mr Garrett to the Prime Minister, as well as three replies, Cabinet Secretary Joe Ludwig outlined his Government’s rationale:…

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Nick’s no champion of SA jobs

  South Australian jobs and investment are of no concern to a South Australian federal Labor MP, according to comments he has made this morning.   Member for Wakefield Nick Champion made his astonishing remarks when questioned at the doors of Parliament House about the Rudd Government’s proposed great big new tax on mining:  …

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Green Loans assessors rally against Government mess

  The Rudd Government is rightly being condemned by Green Loans home sustainability assessors protesting outside Parliament House this morning, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   “Green Loans has been a monumental breach of promise and a monumental case of mismanagement by Peter Garrett and the Rudd Government,” Senator Birmingham…

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Wasteful $15 million cash splash

  The Rudd Government’s wasteful spending has reached the point of farce, handing out $15 million for shower timers, sticky tape and ceiling fans instead of its promised Green Rewards Cards, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   “Having broken its promise, the Government should have apologised for its stuff up…

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Senate orders release of PM’s secret letters

  The Senate has today insisted on the release of correspondence to the Prime Minister about the Rudd Government’s disastrous Home Insulation Program that has been kept secret for months.   Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham has welcomed the Senate’s decision to support his motions*, moved on behalf of the Coalition, for the…

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Senate seeks release of Green Loans review findings

  The Senate has today insisted on the release of review findings into the Rudd Government’s bungled Green Loans program that have been kept secret for weeks.   Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham has welcomed the Senate’s decision to support his motion*, moved on behalf of the Coalition, for the tabling of independent…

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Rudd Government concedes: $50 vouchers just too hard

  The Rudd Government has given Australians further reason to question whether it believes in anything by axing a promised rewards card it never managed to deliver under its bungled Green Loans program, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   “The cancellation of the mythical $50 Green Rewards Card represents a…

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