HOME INSULATION PROGRAM – MINISTERIAL STATEMENT

Senator Birmingham: (South Australia) (5:09 PM) -by leave-I move: That the Senate take note of the statement. At the outset, I thank the minister for the courtesy of providing a copy of the statement shortly before making her remarks. This is clearly ‘air the dirty laundry’ day for the government. The visit by President Yudhoyono…

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HOME INSULATION PROGRAM – QUESTION WOTHOUT NOTICE

Simon Birmingham : (South Australia) (3:26 PM) -Sadly, this Home Insulation Program has become one of the greatest tales of ministerial incompetence that this parliament has seen. It does not just surround one minister-poor, hapless Minister Garrett, who has been the focus of so much of the attack. Indeed, from the very top to the…

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FAIRER PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE INCENTIVES (MEDICARE LEVY SURCHARGE) BILL 2009 [NO. 2]

 Senator Birmingham (South Australia) (11:57 AM) -I thank the Senate for the opportunity to speak on these important pieces of legislation, the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2009 [No. 2] and the Fairer Private Health Insurance Incentives (Medicare Levy Surcharge-Fringe Benefits) Bill 2009 [No. 2]. These are measures that speak volumes of…

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