Interview on ABC, RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly     

Topics: Protests; Visa holders returning to Australia; International students; Senate proceedings; Legislation agenda; 22/11/2021 07:40AM AEST   Fran Kelly:  Well, Simon Birmingham is the Finance Minister and the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Minister, welcome back to breakfast.   Simon Birmingham: Morning Fran, great to be with you again.   Fran Kelly: It’s…

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Advances to the Finance Minister in the week ending Friday 19 November 2021

Today I approved a determination to release $218 million in funding to support construction of Centres for National Resilience in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, using the Advance to the Finance Minister (the AFM). The determination provides funding to the Department of Finance to meet early stage contractual milestone payments for the construction of purpose-built quarantine…

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Work kicks off on Sydney’s newest airport terminal

THE HON SCOTT MORRISON MP Prime Minister   THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts     The new Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport has hit another major milestone with construction now underway on the world-class passenger terminal. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said today’s announcement marked a…

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Doorstop, Hilton SA

Topics: RBA commentary on inflation; Fuel prices; Interest rates 16/11/2021 2:48PM ACST Simon Birmingham:  Thanks very much for coming today. I want to acknowledge and welcome the speech by the Governor of the Reserve Bank today that highlights the Reserve Bank of Australia’s position, consistent with that of other central banks and leading international organisations…

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Milken Institute Asia Summit 2021 – Fireside chat with BBC Asia Business Correspondent Mariko Oi

Topics: Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19; Australia-China trade relationship; Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; China and Taiwan bid to join CPTPP 15/11/2021 6:00PM ACST Mariko Oi:  Well, I’m joined by Australia’s Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham, thank you so much for joining us. Minister, firstly, you’ve been in charge of the country’s finances and the economy throughout…

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Small and medium businesses secure record number of Commonwealth contracts

The Hon Stuart Robert MP Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are supplying a record share of goods and services to the Australian Government, with the latest procurement statistics showing a $5.4 billion increase in the value of Commonwealth contracts going to SMEs. In the 2020-21 financial…

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Doorstop, Hilton SA

Topics: Extinction rebellion protest 12/11/2021 12:45PM ACST Journalist: Senator Birmingham, how disappointed are you with the manure that was laid out the front of your office this morning?   Simon Birmingham: This is just juvenile behaviour. People need to realise that Australia has committed to net zero by 2050. Russia hasn’t. China hasn’t.  Perhaps they…

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