Interview on Channel 9 Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian trading relationship with China. 18 May 2020   Allison Langdon: Alright. Well it is a sign of just how bad our relations with Beijing have sunk. Minister for Trade, Simon Birmingham’s utter frustration with his Chinese counterpart who’s refusing to return his calls. Karl Stefanovic: Yes, you couldn’t make it up, could you?…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Spence Denny

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism in Australia; China Trade Dispute; Shipbuilding in South Australia. 15 May 2020   Spence Denny: Senator Simon Birmingham, Senator for South Australia, Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Spence, and good morning to your listeners. Spence Denny: Good. Can we start by talking about the cruise…

Interview on Channel 10, Studio 10 with Sarah Harris, Narelda Jacobs, Angela Bishop and Joe Hildebrand

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism Australia’s Live from Aus, interstate travel, international travel, border restrictions. 14 May 2020   Sarah Harris: Well, we’re not supposed to cross state borders just yet, or even travel too far from home for a weekend away, but if everything goes well it won’t be long until we are allowed. And there…

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…