Interview on Radio National, Breakfast, with Norman Swan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Fire affected businesses assistance fund; Auditor’s report on sports grants; US-China trade deal. 20 January 2020   Norman Swan: As we’ve been reporting the Morrison Government is announcing cheap loans and cash grants to help small businesses hit by devastating bushfires across the country. It follows last week’s roundtable between the Prime Minister…

Interview on 2GB, The Chris Smith Show, with Chris Smith

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Support for the tourism sector following the bushfire crisis. 19 January 2020   Chris Smith: Simon Birmingham is the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. He’s on the line right now. Minister, thank you for your time. Simon Birmingham: G’day, Chris. Thanks for the chance to talk. Chris Smith: That’s okay. You’re in Kangaroo…

Interview on 3AW Sunday Mornings with Darren James, Nick McCallum and Heidi Murphy

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Darren James: Joining us on the line now is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, thanks for the opportunity to speak. Heidi Murphy: Senator, the Prime Minister’s called this the biggest…

Interview on Channel 9 Today on Sunday with Lara Vella

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Lara Vella: Meantime the terrifying bushfires have not only destroyed our environment, it’s also tainting Australia’s reputation with international holidaymakers. Today the Government has announced a $76 million recovery package to boost the country’s tourism industry. For more on this we’re…

Interview on ABC Breakfast with Josh Szeps and Kathryn Robinson

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Kathryn Robinson: Well, at the height of Australia’s bushfire crisis our nation was dominating global headlines with the hashtag AustraliaBurns trending on Twitter. Some feel it’s damaged Australia’s brand as a desirable tourism destination. Josh Szeps: Today the Federal Government is announcing…

Rebuilding Australian tourism

Joint media release The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment 19 January 2020   Tourism businesses and fire-affected communities around the country will receive much needed support from the Morrison Government’s National Bushfire Recovery Fund today through an initial $76 million tourism recovery package…

New data highlights importance of tourism

Media release 17 January 2020 Australia’s tourism sector demonstrated strong growth in the year to September 2019, according to the latest International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey data, underscoring the importance of the tourism industry to Australia’s economy. Today’s release from Tourism Research Australia for the year ending September 2019 shows that Australians took…