Doorstop, Adelaide

Topics: AUKUS; Shipbuilding in South Australia 16/09/2021   Journalist: The federal government has committed to keeping the jobs of local South Australians in the shipbuilding sector, is that a 100 percent commitment to the people who have jobs now, they’re not going to lose them?   Simon Birmingham: We’re giving a very firm commitment to…

Interview Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda with Kieran Gilbert

Topics: Support for South Australian businesses; National Plan; Vaccine passports 13/09/2021 Kieran Gilbert: Let’s go live to the Minister for Finance and senior liberal senator in South Australia, Senator Simon Birmingham. Leader of the government in the Senate. Thanks for your time, Minister. Let’s start with this criticism from the tourism industry, they say. While…

Interview on Sky News Live, AM Agenda with Laura Jayes

Topics: JobKeeper; financial assistance; home quarantine; 10/09/2021 09:10AM AEST   Laura Jayes:  It’s interesting to look at this data, Minister. Does the government feel under pressure over the recent focus on companies getting JobKeeper and still giving huge dividends?   Simon Birmingham: No, Laura, we’ve always been confident that JobKeeper was resoundingly successful policy. The…

Interview on CH 9, Today Show with Allison Langdon    

Topics: Roadmap; vaccine rates; rapid antigen testing; Pfizer doses; Kristina Keneally; 10/09/2021 07:10AM AEST   Allison Langdon: Well, the prime minister has described the New South Wales Premier’s roadmap out of lockdown as careful, safe and consistent, suggesting other states should follow suit. Let’s bring in Finance Minister Simon Birmingham in Adelaide and Deputy Opposition…