COMMUNITY HOSPITALS

 Senator BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (18:22): I move: That the Senate take note of the document. This is a shocking issue that I brought to the attention of the Senate. I was pleased at the time that it passed the Senate without dissent and that condemnation of the decisions of the South Australian Labor government was…

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Product Stewardship Bill 2011 – Second Reading

Senator BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (10:28): It is a pleasure to speak on the Product Stewardship Bill 2011. This bill establishes a national framework to support voluntary co-regulatory and regulatory product stewardship and extended producer responsibility schemes to provide for the impacts of a product being responsibly managed both during and at the end of its…

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FOREIGN AID – ADJOURNMENT SPEECH

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM:(South Australia) (7:01 PM) -I rise to speak on a matter of great importance for Australia-that is, foreign aid. Foreign aid is truly a tale of hopes and despairs. Hopes spring within people who can see a glimmer of light at the end of a long tunnel of suffering, while despair crushes those enduring…

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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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