Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Natalie Barr

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Support package. 01 April 2020 Natalie Barr: Australia’s agriculture and seafood industries have been given a boost this morning with the Government announcing a $170 million support package. The sectors have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis after travel restrictions halted exports. A hundred and ten million dollars has been allocated…

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Interview on ABC News, News Breakfast, with Michael Rowland

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Organised flights for seafood exports; PPE equipment; Future tax cuts. 01 April 2020 Michael Rowland: But first, we’re joined by Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham. Minister good morning to you. Let’s go to those flights organised for the export of seafood. How important is that? Simon Birmingham: Michael, these are critical sectors…

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Securing freight access for Australian agricultural and fisheries exporters

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham  Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate The Hon David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam Assistant…

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Funding boost to support Australian exporters and tourism businesses

Media release 01 April 2020 The Morrison Government will inject an extra $49.8 million into the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) program in the 2019-20 financial year, allowing exporters and tourism businesses to get additional reimbursements for costs incurred in marketing their products and services around the world. Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings, with Spence Denny

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Social distancing; Sydney Airport; Financial Supports from the Government. 27 March 2020 Spence Denny: Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Spence. Thank you for the opportunity. Hello from my home to your home. Spence Denny: There you go. Look, logistically, how are the…

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Interview on Channel 9 Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Lockdown enhancement, chaos at Sydney Airport. 27 March 2020 Allison Langdon: So the death of a man in Western Australia has taken the national coronavirus death toll to 13, and it follows an additional three deaths in Melbourne and one in Queensland yesterday alone. Karl Stefanovic: It’s prompted calls from Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: G20 leaders meeting, supply chains, international co-operation. 26 March 2020 Fran Kelly: Simon Birmingham is Australia’s Trade and Tourism Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Hello Fran, Thank you for the opportunity. Fran Kelly: Minister, G20 leaders will hold this virtual meeting tonight. What is the most pressing issue, for the Australian Government, in…

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Joint ministerial statement by Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore

Joint ministerial statement 25 March 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic is a serious global crisis. As part of our collective response to combat COVID-19, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, New Zealand and Singapore are committed to maintaining open and connected supply chains. We will also work closely to identify…

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