Terrorism TV has no place in Australia

  Senator Simon Birmingham is urging a review of anti-terrorism broadcast standards, if a further review of an Arabic TV station owned and run by anti-Semitic organisation Hezbollah finds it doesn’t break Australian law.   Satellite TV station al-Manar reaches much of Australia’s east coast via a feed from Indonesia, but Jewish groups have expressed…

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“Pensioner Watch” phone in for Work Bonus recipients

  Senator Simon Birmingham is urging South Australian Age Pensioners subjected to the Rudd Government’s onerous Work Bonus reporting requirements to contact him with details of any difficulties experienced.   Under new arrangements, any age pensioners earning an income are required to report fortnightly or face receiving a ‘nil payment’.   “People who reach Age…

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Labor split on ID for voting

  The integrity of Australian elections would be improved if the Labor Government accepts the position of a senior Minister who has publicly supported proof-of-identity requirements at polling stations, Senator Simon Birmingham said today.   Senator Birmingham is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, which has previously explored the issues relating…

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Wong forgets SA in Water Commission appointments

  Federal Water Minister Penny Wong has left South Australia out in the cold with her appointment of seven new members of the National Water Commission according to Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham.   Minister Wong announced the new appointments on Friday afternoon, electing to appoint a Canberra based chair, two commissioners each from New South…

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