South Australia’s NBN rollout in disarray

  “Labor’s failing of South Australians on broadband is plain for all to see and no amount of grandstanding by Senator Conroy and Kate Ellis can hide the truth,” Liberal Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham said today.   “NBN Co has confirmed a failure to connect any South Australians to the National Broadband Network…

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When the PM flies for free she goes to Rio… de Janeiro (but with more than 50 companions and costing taxpayers $850,000+)

  Australian taxpayers have footed a bill approaching $1 million to send an extravagant 52 person delegation to a single three-day conference in Brazil, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   Details of the size and cost of Australia’s attendance at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in Rio de…

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Basin communities suffer land lock conditions

  The Gillard Government should remove land use restrictions locking up thousands of hectares of previously irrigated land, Coalition Murray-Darling Basin spokesman Simon Birmingham said today.   A condition of grants to landowners surrendering water entitlements under the Small Block Irrigators Exit Grant Package was that the land owned by the applicant would not be…

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Carbon tax cited in Penrice Soda closure

  Penrice Soda has today announced it is closing Australia’s only soda ash production plant resulting in 60 job losses in Adelaide.   “This is terrible news for South Australia and another blow to our local manufacturing industry,” Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Simon Birmingham said today.   “Penrice Soda dates back almost 80…

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Desperate Georganas already trying to mislead voters

  “The desperation of the Member for Hindmarsh, Steve Georganas MP, is on full show this week as he seeks to mislead voters in Hindmarsh,” Senator Simon Birmingham said today. “Just two weeks ago The Advertiser proclaimed ‘Libs’ vote secures Murray Victory’ following the Liberal Party’s announcement of support for the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. “Yet…

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