Doorstop, Parliament House

Topics: MYEFO, JobKeeper, Australia-China trade relationship, International borders/travel 17/12/2020 07:52AM   Simon Birmingham:     Later today the Treasurer and I will release the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. This is an important opportunity for us to provide an update in relation to the Budget and economic outlook, which itself was, of course, only handed down…

Interview on Channel 9 Today Show with Sylvia Jeffreys 

Topics: Barley WTO; Australia-China trade relations, Jobkeeper 17/12/2020 07:20AM/AM   Sylvia Jeffreys:             Well Australia is officially taking China to task over barley tariffs this morning, calling in global umpire, the World Trade Organization, as the trade war escalates. But Beijing’s pointing the finger right back, accusing Australia of breaching its Free Trade Agreement by blocking…

Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Monique Wright.

Topics: Barley WTO; Australia-China relationship, 17/12/2020 07:14AM   Monique Wright:          Well, Australia is officially taking China to the World Trade Organization over tariffs on barley as our trade dispute escalates. Earlier this year, Beijing imposed an 80 per cent import tariff on Australian barley, claiming that we were dumping it on the market by selling…

Interview on 2GB Afternoons with Joe Hildebrand

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; foreign interference; tourism industry; cruise industry 15/12/2020 12:15PM   Joe Hildebrand:           Another big thing in the news, of course, is the trade war with China appears to have escalated again. The Chinese-English language newspaper, The Global Times, which is basically just a propaganda sheet for the Chinese Communist Party, has reported…

Press Conference, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Sydney

Topics: Australia-China trade relationship 12/15/2020 10:07AM     Simon Birmingham:     Thanks, thanks very much for coming along today. We’ve seen further deeply disturbing and concerning reports out of China in the last 24 hours in relation to Australian exports, and particularly as it relates to exports of Australian coal. Our government is very, very concerned…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast with Spence Denny

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; Travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand. 15/12/2020 08:47AM   Spence Denny:             But the other aspect in Simon Birmingham portfolio at the moment is what’s going on with China. We know that there have been trade restrictions over the last couple of months involving our wine and other products. And now…

Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly   

Topics: Australian coal exports to China; Australia-China trading relationship. 15/12/20 06:18AM   Fran Kelly:       And the breaking news this morning is that Australian coal exports appear, to China that is, appear to have been formally blocked. This comes after months of import restrictions that have thrown the $14 billion export coal industry into turmoil. For…