Assessors put Green Loans fix ideas to Wong

  The Rudd Government must consider compensating the home sustainability assessors it has messed around and left out of pocket through its mismanaged Green Loans program, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   The organisation representing assessors, and responsible for accreditation under the program, has put a range of proposals to…

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Wong should apologise, not seek congratulations

  In her third year as Water Minister, Senator Wong has finally committed to a $100 million investment in on-farm water infrastructure, Coalition Murray Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today   “Minister Wong and Kevin Rudd promised $5.8 billion for water-saving projects under the Sustainable Rural Water Use and Infrastructure Program, yet only now…

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Foil insulation headed for landfill?

  The Rudd Government has been unable to shed light on basic details of its commitment to remove foil insulation from more than 50,000 homes, Coalition Senators Simon Birmingham and Scott Ryan said today.   The failure on detail comes a day after the foil removal, or installation of electrical safety switches, was announced as…

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Senate inquiry into Rudd’s Green Loans debacle

  The Coalition will today move* for a Senate inquiry into another environmental program bungled by the Rudd Government, affecting the livelihoods of thousands of Australians, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Action Simon Birmingham said today.   The Green Loans program, now stripped of loans, will join the Home Insulation Program as both a completely…

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Green Loans blocked by Garrett’s paperwork delays

  More than 100,000 householders risk missing out on Green Loans because of horrendous delays in paperwork being returned to them, Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   “The revelation in Senate Question Time today is the latest example of gross failure on environmental policy by Minister Garrett and the Rudd Government,” Senator Birmingham, Shadow Parliamentary…

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