Interview on Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda, with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Increasing caps on international arrivals; Qantas headquarters relocation; China import expo; Australia-China relationship 16 September 2020 Kieran Gilbert: Now, for more on this issue, I caught up with the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago. [Excerpt] Tourism and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, thanks very much for your time. On…

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

Transcript Topics: Potential move of Qantas’ head office; Australians stranded overseas; Increasing the cap of returnees. 16 September 2020 David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David and Ali. David Bevan: And on the other phone line Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. Good morning to…

Doorstop, Melrose Park SA

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Rise in domestic tourism; Business events grants program; Taliban prisoner transfer; China-Australia relationship; state border closures. 11 September 2020 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. Firstly, a little glimmer of good news in what is a horrific year for our tourism industry. We have seen from June data around domestic…

Interview on Sky News Live AM Agenda with Tom Connell

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism figures for June; Border closures; Exemption to cross border on compassionate grounds; Business events grants program. 11 September 2020 Tom Connell: The number of domestic tourists doubled in June before the second COVID-19 wave struck. Figures show the number of people traveling within Australia jumped from 3 million to 5.7 million; Australians…

Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Impact of state and territory border closures and ADF support to control borders. 03 September 2020   Patricia Karvelas: Well, Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham is my guest this afternoon. Minister, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Hello Patricia. Good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas: According to Tourism Research Australia, the industry is on track to…