Interview on Radio National Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald.     

Topics: Defence Treaty with Japan, China-Australia trade relations; COVID in SA 18/11/2020 07:35AM   Hamish Macdonald: The Morrison Government will today declare that it is willing to rebuild respectful and beneficial bonds with China. But the relationship, which is fractured over trade and COVID-19, is set to be tested even further with Australia signing a…

Interview on 2CC Breakfast with Stephen Cenatiempo.

Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; 16/11/2020 08:52AM   Stephen Cenatiempo:   Now I mentioned earlier that Australia has signed the long awaited regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with 14 other Indo-Pacific nations. This has been negotiated for eight years. Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and joins us now. Minister, good morning.  …

Interview on Channel 9 Today Show with Karl Stefanovic.

Topics: COVID cases in SA; China-Australia trade relations 16/11/2020 07:17AM   Karl Stefanovic:           Well let’s bring in Tourism and Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham, who joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you. These fresh COVID cases in your state are a strong reminder we can’t afford complacency right now?   Simon Birmingham:    …

Interview on Radio National, AM with Sabra Lane.   

Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; Australian Exporters; Australia-China Trade Relationship; Free Trade Agreements. 16/11/20 07:17AM   Sabra Lane:     Australia signed up to a new trade deal yesterday, and it’s a mouthful: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. It’ll mean greater access to 14 nations in the Indo-Pacific with uniform trade rules. Australia already has bilateral agreements…

Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise with David Koch and Monique Wright.

Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; Australia-China Trade Relationship 16/11/20 06:49AM David Koch: We’re joined by Trade Minister Simon Birmingham in Adelaide. Minister, thanks for joining us. Well, I’m trying to figure out how important this is because with all of these countries, we’ve already got free trade deals, don’t we? So are any barriers going…

Interview on Sky News Live, Sharri, with Sharri Markson.    

Topics: Economic relationship with China; Senate media inquiry. 15/11/20 06:02PM   Sharri Markson:           Minister, China’s been increasingly antagonistic with Australia in our trade relationship. Obviously, this is a problem given they’re our largest trading partner. Are you hoping this major deal today will pave the way for a thawing in relations with China and potentially…

Press Conference, Parliament House

TRANSCRIPT Press Conference Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; 15/11/20 12:49PM   Simon Birmingham:    This afternoon, I look forward to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement on behalf of Australia, together with the Prime Minister. This is a huge accomplishment, especially for the ASEAN nations. The 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…