Interview on ABC, 7.30

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australia trade relations with China; COVID-19 Inquiry; Live from Aus. 14 May 2020   Question: Minister, thank you very much for your time. Obviously, a very busy time. How would you currently describe your relationship with China at the moment? In a nutshell, in 20 words or less, how would you describe this…

Interview on Channel 10, The Project, with Carrie Bickmore, Rachel Corbett and Waleed Aly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australia-China trade relationship. 13 May 2020   Carrie Bickmore: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now. Welcome, Minister. Isn’t this the worst possible time to be provoking China? Simon Birmingham: Well, Australia’s a country that always has to stand by our values and make sure that we’re acting in ways that are in our…

Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China-Australia trade relations. 13 May 2020   Patricia Karvelas: I spoke to the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago. [Excerpt] Minister, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas: You’ve revealed that you’ve requested a phone call with your Chinese Government counterpart over these beef bans, have you got…

Interview on Channel Nine Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China investigation into Australian barley imports; Australian meat processors licence suspensions. 13 May 2020   Karl Stefanovic: Australia and China are on the brink of an all-out trade war, aren’t they, after Beijing slapped a ban on our beef imports, while it’s feared our dairy, seafood, and wine industries could be next. Allison…

Interview on ABC Radio, AM with Sabra Lane

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Licence suspension of Australian beef processors; COVID-19 inquiry. 13 May 2020   Sabra Lane: The Federal Trade Minister is Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, good morning, and welcome to AM. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Sabra. Sabra Lane: You’ve sought urgent talks with your Chinese counterpart over this snap decision to ban meat from four abattoirs. Has he…