Doorstop, Adelaide Zoo SA

Topics: Funding for Wildlife Parks, Zoos and Aquariums; Potential Travel Bubble with New Zealand; China’s Economic Coercion Threat 28 April 2020   Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, our Government’s number one priority has been the public health and wellbeing of Australians, to suppress the spread of COVID-19 to…

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

Transcript, E&OE Topics: $94.6m for Zoos and Aquariums; Policy Dispute with China 28 April 2020   David Penberthy: We’re joined on 5AA Breakfast by the Tourism and Trade Minister, South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys. Great to be with you. David Penberthy: You’ve announced a $94.6 million for the…

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Interview on ABC Radio Canberra AM with Sabra Lane

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s Economic Boycott Threat; Chinese Scientists who Studied Bats and Coronaviruses; 28 April 2020   Sabra Lane: Australia is making its displeasure clear of China’s threat of economic retaliation in response to the Federal Government’s push for a global investigation into the source and handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chinese ambassador has…

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Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Samantha Armytage

Topics: Coronavirus, JobKeeper Payments, Zoos, Aquariums, COVIDSafe App 28 April 2020   Samantha Armytage: The Federal Government has given a $94 million lifeline to more than 100 zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks struggling during the coronavirus crisis. The attractions normally draw 20 million visitors a year but had their income cut when restrictions came into place,…

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Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland and Lisa

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Global investigation into China; COVIDSafe App; Children going back to school 28 April 2020   Lisa Millar: The Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Lisa. Lisa Millar: Who knew how much it costs to keep elephants and lions fed? I’ve had an education…

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

Transcript, E&OE Topics: JobKeeper; Reopening of Civic Services 24 April 2020   David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David. How are you? David Bevan: Very, very well. How do you think this pandemic is working out now? What week are we in? Simon Birmingham: I’ve lost count of weeks now. We’re, of course,…

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New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism 23 April 2020   A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight…

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