CH 9 – Weekend Today

Topics: Restrictions; COVID response; Vaccination; Novak Djokovic; 09/01/2022 09:40AM AEST Jayne Azzopardi:  This is not exactly what we thought living with COVID would look like. Richard Wilkins: A happy new year, one and all. So where do we go from here and how did we get here in the first place? Let’s discuss the week plus with…

Doorstop, Hilton SA    

Topics: COVID-19 response; vaccination rates; healthcare workforce; vaccination clinics; testing; support payments; rapid antigen tests; Old Parliament House damage; pathology testing providers; 04/01/2022 01:05PM ACST   Simon Birmingham:  Thanks very much for coming along today. Much has been asked of Australians throughout two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Australians have responded magnificently by supporting…

Interview on CH 10, Studio 10 with Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus

Topics: MYEFO; Commonwealth support; Inflation; 17/12/2021 08:11AM AEST   Sarah Harris: Now, despite 13 million Australians being locked down at some point or another during the pandemic, Australia’s economy is in much better shape than expected.   Tristan MacManus: Yeah. Yesterday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg released the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. And while our economy…

Interview on ABC News, Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Topics: Tasmania tragedy; Budget deficit; Wages growth; Budget expenditure; 17/12/2021 07:32AM AEST   Michael Rowland: Staying with the mid-year budget update, we’re joined now by the finance minister, Simon Birmingham, he joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Michael, good job with you.   Michael Rowland: Putting politics to…

Interview on CH 10, The Project

Topics: Omicron; Budget; Fiscal strategy; 16/12/2021 06:33PM AEST   Peter Van Onselen:  Finance Minister Simon Birmingham is behind the economic forecast and joins us now. Minister, let’s start with Omicron. Every epidemiologist that we’ve spoken to has said that it’s just too early to be so optimistic. So who is telling you guys differently?   Simon Birmingham: Well, Pete, look, we are being…