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

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s tariffs on Australian barley; Reopening of interstate borders. 19 May 2020 Ali Clarke: Now though, it is time to talk borders, barley and beef, so we’ve got Senator- South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham who is the Minister for Tourism and Trade. Good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Ali. Some impressive alliteration there. Ali…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tariff on Australian barley into China; Australia’s relationship with China; Impact of COVID-19 on tourism in Australia; Queensland potentially keeping borders closed until September. 19 May 2020 Fran Kelly: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham is with us now. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Hello, Fran, good to be with you. Fran Kelly: Now, you couldn’t…

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Interview on Channel 9 Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian trading relationship with China. 18 May 2020   Allison Langdon: Alright. Well it is a sign of just how bad our relations with Beijing have sunk. Minister for Trade, Simon Birmingham’s utter frustration with his Chinese counterpart who’s refusing to return his calls. Karl Stefanovic: Yes, you couldn’t make it up, could you?…

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Interview on 5AA, Breakfast, with David Penberthy and Will Goodings

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian trading relationship with China. 18 May 2020   Will Goodings: But first, let’s talk to the Federal Trade Minister, Senator Simon Birmingham who joins us. Senator, good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Will. Good to be with you. Will Goodings: So, have you got a call back yet from your Chinese counterpart?…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with David Koch and Samantha Armytage

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian trading relationship with China. 18 May 2020   Samantha Armytage: A coalition of 62 countries is backing Australia’s calls for an inquiry into coronavirus outbreak in China. A draft resolution will be put to the World Health Assembly tomorrow. It comes as Trade Minister Simon Birmingham admits phone calls to his Chinese…

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