Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

Topics: Financial Assistance; JobKeeper; COP26 01/10/2021 7:05AM ACST   Hamish Macdonald: Businesses that can’t open because of COVID restrictions will lose federal support payments within weeks as the Morrison government moves to wind back COVID support despite ongoing lockdowns, with case numbers spiking in Victoria and Queensland battling to avoid a snap lockdown, the federal…

Interview on ABC News – Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Date: Wednesday, 29 September 2021 Topic(s): Financial Assistance; National Plan; Net Zero emissions Michael Rowland: Simon Birmingham, good morning to you. Firstly, why now? Simon Birmingham: Morning Michael? Sorry Michael, what was the question there? Michael Rowland: Why have you decided to start tapering off the payments when 70 and 80 per cent thresholds are reached? Simon Birmingham: Well, because it’s…

Interview on ABC AM – with Sabra Lane

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 Topic(s): Financial assistance; National Plan; Net Zero emissions Sabra Lane: Minister, thanks for joining AM. You’re winding back payments when 70 and 80 per cent vaccination targets are met. Are you deliberately trying to discourage the states from keeping lockdowns in place beyond those targets now? Simon Birmingham: Certainly not Sabra. What we’ve seen…

Interview on Tasmania Talks – with Mike O’Loughlin

Date: Tuesday, 28 September 2021 Topic(s): National Plan; COVID Business support; GST, Net Zero Mike O’Loughlin: Federal Finance Minister and South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham is in Tassie at the moment. He joins me now live on the line. Senator, good morning. Welcome to Tasmania talks. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Mike. It’s great to be with you and wonderful…

Interview on Triple M Hobart – Breakfast with Brian Carlton

Date: Monday, 27 September 2021 Topic(s):  National Plan; COVID Business support; Naval shipbuilding; Hydrogen; Net Zero Brian Carlton: Finance Minister Simon Birmingham has flown into Hobart from Adelaide overnight and joins me in the studio. Morning, how are you going? Simon Birmingham: G’day, Brian. I’m very well. It’s great to be back in Tassie. Brian Carlton: It’s nice to…