Interview on ABC News – Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: Australia’s economy growth; free trade agreements with China and with Hong Kong; Hong Kong protests; NSW decriminalising abortion. Transcript, E&OE 16 October 2019 Compere: Now returning to PK in Canberra, who is joined by the Trade Minister Simon Birmingham. Patricia Karvelas: Yes, I am. Simon Birmingham was actually in a division in the Senate, but he…

Introduction of legislation for Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals

Statement 16 October 2019 The Morrison Government has today introduced the necessary legislation into the House of Representatives for Australia to ratify our free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the creation of new export opportunities for Australian farmers and businesses was a key pillar in the Morrison…

Doorstop, Adelaide

Topics: Legislation to create jobs and resilience for the future; Review into NSW Labor Party branch; Foreign fighters returning from Syria; The Medivac Bill. Transcript, E&OE 13 October 2019 Simon Birmingham: Our Government continues to undertake targeted investments and deliver policies to be able to support Australia’s economy, to grow jobs and create more opportunities for…

Interview on Triple M Townsville, Pricey for Breakfast

Topics: Trade, Tourism and Investment Ministers Meeting in Townsville, Funding for tourism infrastructure in the region. Transcript, E&OE 11 October 2019 Steve Price: Australian Senator Simon Birmingham, he’s giving me a call shortly from the Trade, Tourism and Investment Ministers Meeting. That’s interesting. But he’s a good bloke, and they’re here in our city. In our…

Indonesia and Hong Kong trade deals should be ratified, report finds

Media release 9 October 2019 The Morrison Government welcomes the release of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report that recommends the Parliament move to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham welcomed the support of JSCOT, business and stakeholders to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement…