Interview on ABC News, News Breakfast, with Michael Rowland

Topics: Qantas evacuation flight; Effect of bushfires and coronavirus on tourism; Bridget McKenzie. 03 February 2020   Michael Rowland: Let’s take you back to Federal politics now. We’re joined by the Trade Minister Simon Birmingham from Canberra. Minister, good morning to you. Let’s firstly talk about this Wuhan evacuation flight. A Qantas flight is in China…

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Australia, Japan and Singapore welcome good progress in WTO electronic commerce negotiations

Media release 28 January 2020   Australia, Japan and Singapore hosted an informal meeting of Ministers on the World Trade Organization (WTO) electronic commerce negotiations in Davos, Switzerland, on 24 January 2020. The meeting discussed building up momentum in the negotiations into and beyond the Twelfth WTO Ministerial Conference (MC12) in June 2020. Ministers welcomed…

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Doorstop, Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus impact on tourism, Bridget McKenzie. 28 January 2020   Journalist:  The Chinese government’s decision, and how could- long could that travel suspension be in place? Simon Birmingham:  Well our understanding is that China has determined to cancel tour groups coming out of China to all nations. Now that accounts – in Australia’s case…

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