Enhancing transparency under international investment treaties

Joint media release with: The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations 19 September 2020 The Morrison Government has reinforced its commitment to improving the global investment environment with the ratification of the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration also known as the Mauritius Convention. The Convention will apply greater transparency to…

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Funding helps regions on road to bushfire recovery

Joint media release Hon. David Littleproud MP, Minister For Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon. Jonno Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism 18 September 2020 Music festivals, art installations, sporting events and a coastal headland walking trail are among 95 projects to receive a share in more…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript Topics: COVID-19, JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Unemployment, Victoria outbreak 18 September 2020 Karl Stefanovic: Well, rules around JobSeeker will be tightened for more than a million Australians as the Prime Minister looks to get more people back to work, it comes after an unexpected drop in the nation’s unemployment figures. Joining me now is Minister for Trade…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Drive with Jules Schiller

Transcript, E&OE Topics: international arrivals, state border restrictions 16 September 2020 Jules Schiller: But let’s start with a bigger federal issue of hotel quarantine, and this is important because the cap that we have on hotel quarantine dictates really how many Australians who are stranded overseas can come home. And you probably heard stories on the…

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Interview on Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda, with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Increasing caps on international arrivals; Qantas headquarters relocation; China import expo; Australia-China relationship 16 September 2020 Kieran Gilbert: Now, for more on this issue, I caught up with the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago. [Excerpt] Tourism and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, thanks very much for your time. On…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast, with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

Transcript Topics: Potential move of Qantas’ head office; Australians stranded overseas; Increasing the cap of returnees. 16 September 2020 David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David and Ali. David Bevan: And on the other phone line Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. Good morning to…

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Sydney waterfront industrial action

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Leader of The Nationals, Federal Member for Riverina Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Senator for South Australia The Hon Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General Minister for Industrial Relations 12 September 2020…

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