CARBON PRICING – MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (4:33 PM) -It is a pleasure to lead the debate on this outstanding submission of Senator Fifield’s in relation to the matter of public importance debate, which is to focus on and highlight the Gillard government’s continued failure to accept responsibility for its broken promise not to introduce a carbon tax.…

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CARBON PRICIMG – MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (7:35 PM) -I thank Senator Cameron for the lead-in, although I think it is high time to dispel some of the myths that Senator Cameron and others want to peddle, and they want to peddle them in this debate as much as they have in any other climate debates of recent…

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CLIMATE CHANGE – MATTERS OF URGENCY

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (4:14 PM) -I am pleased to contribute to this debate and I will certainly return to some of the remarks made by Senator Cameron during his contribution. Notwithstanding the faint praise-or however one may wish to accept it-he gave me during that contribution, there are a number of issues on which…

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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL PREVENTIVE HEALTH AGENCY BILL 2010

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (6:12 PM) -It is a pleasure to rise to make a few brief comments on the Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2010. Everybody believes in having a healthier society, promoting health outcomes and encouraging healthier lifestyles amongst all Australians. These are motherhood statements. These are things that I think we…

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AFGHANISTAN – MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (6:32 PM) -I also rise to contribute to this very important discussion on Afghanistan. This is a very sombre and serious debate because it goes to perhaps the most important of all topics that we in this parliament could ever discuss-people’s lives. First and foremost, the decisions made within this parliament…

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BROADBAND – MPI

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (4:38 PM) -It is a pleasure to speak on this matter of public importance, and indeed this is an incredibly important matter for Australia because there is $43 billion of money on the line here and potentially a world of debt, pain and repayments at the end of this. It is…

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AFGHANISTAN – Ministerial Statement

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (6:32 PM) -I also rise to contribute to this very important discussion on Afghanistan. This is a very sombre and serious debate because it goes to perhaps the most important of all topics that we in this parliament could ever discuss-people’s lives. First and foremost, the decisions made within this parliament…

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