Interview on ABC Radio Perth, Breakfast with Nadia Mitsopoulos and Russell Woolf

Transcript, E&OE Topics: West Australia’s hard border; Impact of border closures on tourism businesses; Definition of hotspots. 03 September 2020     Russell Woolf: Federal Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, says: inconsistent and disproportionate approaches to border restrictions are causing job losses and could cost the tourism industry up to $33 billion this financial year. We spoke…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Australia-China relationship, state and territory borders. 01 September 2020   Fran Kelly: Australia’s fractured relationship with China has just got worse. Australian journalist, Cheng Lei, has been arrested in China and could be detained for up to six months without access to legal aid. Beijing has fired another…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Investigations into Australian wine; State borders. 01 September 2020   Karl Stefanovic: More now on those growing concerns for Australian television journalist, Cheng Lei, detained in China. Minister for Tourism and Trade, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Canberra. Simon, thank you for your time today. She’s not…

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Interview on ABC News, Breakfast with Lisa Millar

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Cheng Lei; Australia-China relationship, National Cabinet discussion on borders. 01 September 2020   Michael Rowland: And trade tensions have intensified with China following news of a second investigation into Australian wine exports. It comes on the same day Australia woman Cheng Lei — as we have just mentioned, a journalist working in China…

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Interview on 5RM Breakfast with Anthony Milich

Topics: Trade and tourism issues 21/08/2020 07:20AM   Anthony Milich:           A couple of very special guests this morning. Tim Whetstone, Member of Chaffey. Good morning to you.   Tim Whetstone:           Morning, Anthony.   Anthony Milich:           And you brought a friend along to work this morning.   Tim Whetstone:           I have, and quite an influential one…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Drive, with Jules Schiller

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Wine-dumping allegations, Australia’s relationship with China 18 August 2020   Jules Schiller: Of course, the anti-dumping investigation into wine is part of a growing trade tension with China. They’ve suspended some beef imports, they’ve imposed tariffs on our barley, warned students and tourists that it’s not safe to travel to Australia because of…

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