Doorstop – Sydney, NSW

Topics: Condolences for Mark Dreyfus; Dr. Yang Hengjun; PM China visit; Israel-Hamas conflict; Mr. Benbrika: Pacific Island Games security; 11:40AM AEDT 1 November 2023 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming today. At the outset, I would like to convey personal condolences and also condolences of the Opposition to Attorney General Mark Dreyfus on the sad death of his wife, Deborah.…

After 18 months it’s a hell-o’-wait for Labor election promises

Joint media release: Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development   31 October 2023   South Australian sporting and community organisations are waiting a hell of a long time for the Albanese Government to deliver on its community infrastructure election commitments, with 85 per cent of funding promised by…

Doorstop – Parliament House, ACT

Topics: Microsoft announcement; Australia’s support for Israel; 08:02AM AEDT Tuesday, 24 October 2023   Journalist: Senator, big announcement in Washington this morning. A $5 billion investment from Microsoft into essentially cybersecurity for Australia working with the ASD. Is this a welcome announcement?   Simon Birmingham: Any investment in Australia is welcome and the previous Coalition…

Statement on the Port of Darwin

Joint media release: Andrew Hastie MP, Shadow Minister for Defence Senator James Paterson, Shadow Minister for Home Affairs and Cyber Security 20 October 2023 The Government’s release of its decision not to cancel the Port of Darwin lease, without standing up and explaining the decision, is an appalling display of weak leadership by the Prime…