Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Return to normal after restrictions; caller Q&A; Twiggy Forest. 01 May 2020   David Bevan: Let’s welcome Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment to the program. Good morning, sir. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David, and what a magnificent week it’s been. David Bevan: What? In terms of rain? Simon Birmingham: Well a magnificent…

Freight controller appointed to manage airfreight in the national interest

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Minister for Defence 29 April 2020   The Australian Government has acted again to ensure the movement of critical freight such as agricultural produce, medicines and medical equipment can continue. Air…

Interview on Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda, with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Chinese Ambassador’s remarks, investigation into the causes and management of COVID-19; students returning to schools 28 April 2020   Kieran Gilbert: Let’s go live to the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham. Minister, thanks so much for your time. I want to start with this- what the Government says is attempted economic coercion…

Doorstop, Adelaide Zoo SA

Topics: Funding for Wildlife Parks, Zoos and Aquariums; Potential Travel Bubble with New Zealand; China’s Economic Coercion Threat 28 April 2020   Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, our Government’s number one priority has been the public health and wellbeing of Australians, to suppress the spread of COVID-19 to…

Interview on 5AA Breakfast with David Penberthy and Will Goodings.

Transcript, E&OE Topics: $94.6m for Zoos and Aquariums; Policy Dispute with China 28 April 2020   David Penberthy: We’re joined on 5AA Breakfast by the Tourism and Trade Minister, South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys. Great to be with you. David Penberthy: You’ve announced a $94.6 million for the…

Interview on ABC Radio Canberra AM with Sabra Lane

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s Economic Boycott Threat; Chinese Scientists who Studied Bats and Coronaviruses; 28 April 2020   Sabra Lane: Australia is making its displeasure clear of China’s threat of economic retaliation in response to the Federal Government’s push for a global investigation into the source and handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese ambassador has…

Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland and Lisa

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Global investigation into China; COVIDSafe App; Children going back to school 28 April 2020   Lisa Millar: The Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Lisa. Lisa Millar: Who knew how much it costs to keep elephants and lions fed? I’ve had an education…