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…

Doorstop, Cairns

Transcript, E&OE Topics: COVID-19 impacts on Northern Queensland; 16 March 2020   Warren Entsch: Well first of all, thanks for being here. I want to thank the Minister for taking the time to be here, at a time which is very, very challenging and of course a lot of uncertainty around particularly our whole business community-…

Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: COVID-19 impacts on tourism sector. 16 March 2020   Patricia Karvelas: I’m joined by the Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Hello, Patricia. Thanks for the time. Patricia Karvelas: The Prime Minister, the Treasurer and the Finance Minister met today to discuss economic stimulus measures. Is a second package or…

Interview on 4CA, John MacKenzie

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Dire circumstances of tourism in far north Queensland. 16 March 2020   John MacKenzie: Yes, I’ve got Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, in studio. Good morning and thanks for joining us in north Queensland. Simon Birmingham: Good morning. Great to be with you. John McKenzie: And it’s incredible timing given that what we saw yesterday really…