Interview on 2GB, The Chris Smith Show, with Chris Smith

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Support for the tourism sector following the bushfire crisis. 19 January 2020   Chris Smith: Simon Birmingham is the Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. He’s on the line right now. Minister, thank you for your time. Simon Birmingham: G’day, Chris. Thanks for the chance to talk. Chris Smith: That’s okay. You’re in Kangaroo…

Interview on 3AW Sunday Mornings with Darren James, Nick McCallum and Heidi Murphy

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Darren James: Joining us on the line now is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, thanks for the opportunity to speak. Heidi Murphy: Senator, the Prime Minister’s called this the biggest…

Interview on Channel 9 Today on Sunday with Lara Vella

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Lara Vella: Meantime the terrifying bushfires have not only destroyed our environment, it’s also tainting Australia’s reputation with international holidaymakers. Today the Government has announced a $76 million recovery package to boost the country’s tourism industry. For more on this we’re…

Interview on ABC Breakfast with Josh Szeps and Kathryn Robinson

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Kathryn Robinson: Well, at the height of Australia’s bushfire crisis our nation was dominating global headlines with the hashtag AustraliaBurns trending on Twitter. Some feel it’s damaged Australia’s brand as a desirable tourism destination. Josh Szeps: Today the Federal Government is announcing…