Celebrating the shipping container in Australia’s trade success

Media release 22 October 2019 Fifty years ago, the first purpose-built container ship to visit Australia, the Encounter Bay, called into Fremantle and Melbourne. In the decades since, container shipping has revolutionised Australia’s trade with the world. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham today welcomed the launch of the short film ‘World in a Box’ commemorating…

Labor’s support for Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals welcomed

LABOR’S SUPPORT FOR INDONESIA, HONG KONG AND PERU TRADE DEALS WELCOMED Statement 21 October 2019 The Morrison Government welcomes confirmation from the Australian Labor Party that they will support the necessary legislation to ratify our free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham welcomed this support and said ratification of…

Adventure/Fantasy blockbusters to boost Australian film industry

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment The Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts The Hon. Daniel Andrews MP, Victorian Premier 19 October 2019 The Morrison Government is providing $30 million to Dick Cook Studios to shoot two new adventure/fantasy films, Ranger’s Apprentice and The…

Doorstop, Canberra

Topics: Brexit; Free Trade Agreements. Transcript, E&OE 18 October 2019 Simon Birmingham: Thanks so much for coming along today. Firstly, I note, there’s plenty of interest in developments between the UK and the EU overnight in relation to Brexit. How it is that the UK and the EU choose to resolve Brexit is firmly a matter for…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

Topics: Trade deal with Indonesia, Australia’s international trade agreements; UK’s Brexit deal. Transcript, E&OE 18 October 2019 David Bevan: Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for Trade and South Australian Senator. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David, great to be with you. David Bevan: Now I’ve never negotiated a trade deal so I’m really not too…

Interview on ABC News – Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: Australia’s economy growth; free trade agreements with China and with Hong Kong; Hong Kong protests; NSW decriminalising abortion. Transcript, E&OE 16 October 2019 Compere: Now returning to PK in Canberra, who is joined by the Trade Minister Simon Birmingham. Patricia Karvelas: Yes, I am. Simon Birmingham was actually in a division in the Senate, but he…

Introduction of legislation for Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru trade deals

Statement 16 October 2019 The Morrison Government has today introduced the necessary legislation into the House of Representatives for Australia to ratify our free trade agreements with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru. Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said the creation of new export opportunities for Australian farmers and businesses was a key pillar in the Morrison…