Doorstop, Adelaide

Topics: Australian lobster exports into China; Australia-China relationship; Travel advice to the US, support payments, major South Australian events 2/11/20   Simon Birmingham:     Thanks very much for coming today. I just want to comment firstly in relation to the live lobster trade with China. I’ve noted industry reports and have been in touch with the…

Interview on ABC Radio , Mornings, with David Bevan

TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio , Mornings, with David Bevan Topics:  New Finance Minister portfolio, Supercars, Trans-Tasman Travel 30/10/20 10:18AM   David Bevan:    In the car, on his way to be sworn-in as the country’s new Finance Minister is South Australian Senator, Simon Birmingham. Good morning and congratulations, Simon Birmingham.   Simon Birmingham:     Good morning,…

Doorstop, Parliament House     

Topics: Quarantine arrangements; Australians returning to Australia; Coronavirus case in the ACT. 23/10/2020 Question:         London is part of the Howard Springs quarantine arrangement. How many do you think you can get home to that facility across Australia, between now and Christmas? Simon Birmingham:     Well, these 161 Australians join almost 400,000 Australians who have safely and…

Interview on Sky News, First Edition with Danica De Giorgio

Topics: Return of Australians from overseas; Border restrictions; UK-Australia Free Trade Deal. 23/10/2020 07:46AM Danica De Giorgio:      Well the first special charter flight to help Australians stranded overseas will land in the Northern Territory today. The Qantas flight from London to Darwin is the first of eight, designed to bring about 5000 people home. Joining me…

Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Natalie Barr

Topics: Repatriation of Australians stranded overseas; Opening up of the Howard Springs Facility. 10/23/2020 07:33AM Natalie Barr:     The first of eight repatriation flights for Australians stranded overseas will land in Darwin later today, where passengers will quarantine at the Howard Springs Facility for two weeks. The first flight is coming from London carrying 175 passengers identified…

Interview on ABC News, Breakfast with Madeleine Morris    

Topics: Repatriation flights; Increased quarantine spaces; Investigation into Australia Post. 23/10/2020 07:10AM Madeleine Morris:        But let’s return to those repatriation flights bringing stranded Australians home. As we mentioned, the first flight will arrive in Darwin later today, and the Federal Government says those on board have been identified as vulnerable and given priority. Trade and Tourism…

Interview on Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: trade relations with China, flights into Australia, interstate borders, travel bubbles 21/10/2020 04:02PM Patricia Karvelas:         Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, and also our guest. Welcome to the program. Simon Birmingham:     Hello Patricia, good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas:         Why has legislation for a federal anti-corruption body been sitting on the…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide with Ali Moore

Topics: COVID-19, Trans-Tasman Bubble, New Zealand arrivals, Hotel quarantine. 20/10/2020 07:21AM Ali Moore:        Let’s dive into this Trans-Tasman bubble. The first New Zealanders were touching down on Friday, but originally the bubble, well, it is only supposed to have been between New Zealand, New South Wales, and Northern Territory, but what’s happened is some Kiwis have…