Interview on Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda, with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Increasing caps on international arrivals; Qantas headquarters relocation; China import expo; Australia-China relationship 16 September 2020 Kieran Gilbert: Now, for more on this issue, I caught up with the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago. [Excerpt] Tourism and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, thanks very much for your time. On…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast, with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

Transcript Topics: Potential move of Qantas’ head office; Australians stranded overseas; Increasing the cap of returnees. 16 September 2020 David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David and Ali. David Bevan: And on the other phone line Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. Good morning to…

Doorstop, Melrose Park SA

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Rise in domestic tourism; Business events grants program; Taliban prisoner transfer; China-Australia relationship; state border closures. 11 September 2020 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. Firstly, a little glimmer of good news in what is a horrific year for our tourism industry. We have seen from June data around domestic…

Interview on Sky News Live AM Agenda with Tom Connell

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism figures for June; Border closures; Exemption to cross border on compassionate grounds; Business events grants program. 11 September 2020 Tom Connell: The number of domestic tourists doubled in June before the second COVID-19 wave struck. Figures show the number of people traveling within Australia jumped from 3 million to 5.7 million; Australians…

Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Impact of state and territory border closures and ADF support to control borders. 03 September 2020   Patricia Karvelas: Well, Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham is my guest this afternoon. Minister, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Hello Patricia. Good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas: According to Tourism Research Australia, the industry is on track to…

Interview on ABC Radio Perth, Breakfast with Nadia Mitsopoulos and Russell Woolf

Transcript, E&OE Topics: West Australia’s hard border; Impact of border closures on tourism businesses; Definition of hotspots. 03 September 2020     Russell Woolf: Federal Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, says: inconsistent and disproportionate approaches to border restrictions are causing job losses and could cost the tourism industry up to $33 billion this financial year. We spoke…

Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Australia-China relationship, state and territory borders. 01 September 2020   Fran Kelly: Australia’s fractured relationship with China has just got worse. Australian journalist, Cheng Lei, has been arrested in China and could be detained for up to six months without access to legal aid. Beijing has fired another…

Interview on Channel 9, Today with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Investigations into Australian wine; State borders. 01 September 2020   Karl Stefanovic: More now on those growing concerns for Australian television journalist, Cheng Lei, detained in China. Minister for Tourism and Trade, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Canberra. Simon, thank you for your time today. She’s not…