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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MURRAY DARLING BASIN – Ministerial Statement

SENATOR BIRMINGHAM: (South Australia) (5:05 PM) -I am pleased to join Senator Joyce in taking note of the ministerial statement on the Murray-Darling Basin. I welcome the ministerial statement and the release of the legal advice that was tabled by Minister Burke yesterday, but the core question that needs to be answered is: why did…

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MPI – Murray Darling Basin

Senator Birmingham: (South Australia) (5:15 PM) -Madam Acting Deputy President Kroger, congratulations on your appointment to the office of Acting Deputy President, which I am sure you will fill well. This Labor government simply cannot manage a reform agenda. Anything of substance, anything of note, that they touch just turns into mush, turns into waste,…

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