Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Impact of state and territory border closures and ADF support to control borders. 03 September 2020   Patricia Karvelas: Well, Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham is my guest this afternoon. Minister, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Hello Patricia. Good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas: According to Tourism Research Australia, the industry is on track to…

Interview on ABC Radio Perth, Breakfast with Nadia Mitsopoulos and Russell Woolf

Transcript, E&OE Topics: West Australia’s hard border; Impact of border closures on tourism businesses; Definition of hotspots. 03 September 2020     Russell Woolf: Federal Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, says: inconsistent and disproportionate approaches to border restrictions are causing job losses and could cost the tourism industry up to $33 billion this financial year. We spoke…

Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Australia-China relationship, state and territory borders. 01 September 2020   Fran Kelly: Australia’s fractured relationship with China has just got worse. Australian journalist, Cheng Lei, has been arrested in China and could be detained for up to six months without access to legal aid. Beijing has fired another…

Interview on Channel 9, Today with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Investigations into Australian wine; State borders. 01 September 2020   Karl Stefanovic: More now on those growing concerns for Australian television journalist, Cheng Lei, detained in China. Minister for Tourism and Trade, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Canberra. Simon, thank you for your time today. She’s not…