Interview on Channel Nine Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China investigation into Australian barley imports; Australian meat processors licence suspensions. 13 May 2020   Karl Stefanovic: Australia and China are on the brink of an all-out trade war, aren’t they, after Beijing slapped a ban on our beef imports, while it’s feared our dairy, seafood, and wine industries could be next. Allison…

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Interview on ABC Radio, AM with Sabra Lane

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Licence suspension of Australian beef processors; COVID-19 inquiry. 13 May 2020   Sabra Lane: The Federal Trade Minister is Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, good morning, and welcome to AM. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Sabra. Sabra Lane: You’ve sought urgent talks with your Chinese counterpart over this snap decision to ban meat from four abattoirs. Has he…

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Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Pete Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China suspending beef imports; China dumping inquiry on Australian barley; COVID-19 inquiry. 13 May 2020   Peter Stefanovic: And one of those senior politicians joins us now. So joining us from Canberra is Trade Minister Simon Birmingham. Well just on that Minister, are you relieved for Josh Frydenberg? Simon Birmingham: Well given Josh is…

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Press Conference, Parliament House Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian meat processors licence suspensions; COVID-19 inquiry. 12 May 2020   Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along guys. We were advised overnight, through the Department of Agriculture, that four Australian meat processors had their licences suspended in relation to exports to China. The reason given for this suspension relates to instances…

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