International freight flights take off with Tasmanian Christmas goodies

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE SENATE SENATOR FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIA   SENATOR THE HON JONATHON DUNIAM ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR FORESTRY AND FISHERIES ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR REGIONAL TOURISM SENATOR FOR TASMANIA   MEDIA RELEASE   16 December 2020   International freight flights take off with…

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Enhanced Inland Rail To Provide A Boom For Jobs And Economic Activity

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia The Hon. Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Leader of The Nationals Federal Member for Riverina Date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020 The Morrison-McCormack…

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WTO action to defend interests of Australia’s barley producers

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment   THE HON DAVID LITTLEPROUD MP Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management     MEDIA Statement 16 December 2020   WTO action to defend interests of Australia’s barley producers   The Liberal-National Government will continue to defend the interests of our barley producers and…

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Interview on 2GB Afternoons with Joe Hildebrand

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; foreign interference; tourism industry; cruise industry 15/12/2020 12:15PM   Joe Hildebrand:           Another big thing in the news, of course, is the trade war with China appears to have escalated again. The Chinese-English language newspaper, The Global Times, which is basically just a propaganda sheet for the Chinese Communist Party, has reported…

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Press Conference, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Sydney

Topics: Australia-China trade relationship 12/15/2020 10:07AM     Simon Birmingham:     Thanks, thanks very much for coming along today. We’ve seen further deeply disturbing and concerning reports out of China in the last 24 hours in relation to Australian exports, and particularly as it relates to exports of Australian coal. Our government is very, very concerned…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Spence Denny

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; Travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand. 15/12/2020 08:47AM   Spence Denny:             But the other aspect in Simon Birmingham portfolio at the moment is what’s going on with China. We know that there have been trade restrictions over the last couple of months involving our wine and other products. And now…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly   

Topics: Australian coal exports to China; Australia-China trading relationship. 15/12/20 06:18AM   Fran Kelly:       And the breaking news this morning is that Australian coal exports appear, to China that is, appear to have been formally blocked. This comes after months of import restrictions that have thrown the $14 billion export coal industry into turmoil. For…

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