Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland Transcript, E&OE Topics: Chinese attempted political interference in Australia; Thermal Coal in Chinese Ports; Free Trade Agreements. 25 November 2019 Lisa Millar: The head of ASIO issued a rare public statement, confirming the national spy agency was aware of an alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australia’s Parliament. The…

Doorstop, Adelaide Zoo

Doorstop, Adelaide Zoo Transcript, E&OE Topics: Panda contract signing; China spy allegations, Westpac; PNG loan. 24 November 2019 Simon Birmingham:     I’m thrilled to be here today for this contract signing that are going to keep Wang Wang and Fu Ni in Adelaide for the next five years. And listening to Elaine outline the celebrations that…

Inaugural Australia-France trade and investment Dialogue

Media release 8 November 2019 Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham today welcomed France’s Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian to Adelaide for the inaugural Australia-France Trade and Investment Dialogue. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said it was significant that the meeting took place in Adelaide and highlighted…

Doorstop, Shanghai China

Topics: Visit to China, Australia-China relationship, China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley; Sinosteel investment in Oakajee Port Project; China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Question: So we can start with China-Australia. You’re here for just a couple- a few days and then, are you travelling to Beijing? And what kind of access will…

Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia with Haidi Stroud-Watts

Topics: India’s withdrawal from RCEP; Australia’s relationship with China. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Haidi Stroud-Watts: …I talked to him about the RCEP deal and whether the advantages and benefits for Australia and other participants are now lessened after India decided to withdraw? Simon Birmingham: India are choosing at this time not to proceed with RCEP. Now,…