Interview on Channel 9 Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Lockdown enhancement, chaos at Sydney Airport. 27 March 2020 Allison Langdon: So the death of a man in Western Australia has taken the national coronavirus death toll to 13, and it follows an additional three deaths in Melbourne and one in Queensland yesterday alone. Karl Stefanovic: It’s prompted calls from Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer…

Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: G20 leaders meeting, supply chains, international co-operation. 26 March 2020 Fran Kelly: Simon Birmingham is Australia’s Trade and Tourism Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Hello Fran, Thank you for the opportunity. Fran Kelly: Minister, G20 leaders will hold this virtual meeting tonight. What is the most pressing issue, for the Australian Government, in…

Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore

Joint ministerial statement 25 March 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis. As part of our collective response to combat COVID-19, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore are committed to maintaining open and connected supply chains. We will also work closely to identify…

Australia and Singapore enhance digital trade ties

Media release 23 March 2020 Australia and Singapore have today concluded negotiations on a landmark Digital Economy Agreement that will further boost trade opportunities with our largest two-way trading partner in South-East Asia. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said that although the current circumstances were placing immense pressure on trade-exposed businesses, the…

Interview on ABC Riverland SA, Late Afternoons, with Narelle Graham

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Support for airlines and vulnerable Australian businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 20 March 2020 Narelle Graham: The Liberal Senator for South Australia, Simon Birmingham, has made himself available to take your questions this afternoon, so you can phone on 1300-160-222 or you can text on 0467-922-783. He is also of course the Federal…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings, with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE COVID-19, small businesses, tourism 20 March 2020 David Bevan: But we are joined by Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, South Australia’s most senior Liberal, and certainly the most senior South Australian in the Federal Cabinet. If you’ve got a question for him about COVID-19, the Federal Government’s response to it,…

Doorstop, Gold Coast

Transcript, E&OE Topics: COVID-19 impacts on tourism industry; 17 March 2020   Angie Bell: Well we’re here at The Star, Gold Coast today, hosting a roundtable for the Minister for Tourism and Trade Simon Birmingham, and also the Minister for Industry, Karen Andrews. And we’re here today talking about jobs, talking about keeping business in business…