Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Natalie Barr

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Support package. 01 April 2020 Natalie Barr: Australia’s agriculture and seafood industries have been given a boost this morning with the Government announcing a $170 million support package. The sectors have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis after travel restrictions halted exports. A hundred and ten million dollars has been allocated…

Interview on ABC News, News Breakfast, with Michael Rowland

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Organised flights for seafood exports; PPE equipment; Future tax cuts. 01 April 2020 Michael Rowland: But first, we’re joined by Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham. Minister good morning to you. Let’s go to those flights organised for the export of seafood. How important is that? Simon Birmingham: Michael, these are critical sectors…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings, with Spence Denny

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Social distancing; Sydney Airport; Financial Supports from the Government. 27 March 2020 Spence Denny: Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Spence. Thank you for the opportunity. Hello from my home to your home. Spence Denny: There you go. Look, logistically, how are the…

Interview on Channel 9 Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Lockdown enhancement, chaos at Sydney Airport. 27 March 2020 Allison Langdon: So the death of a man in Western Australia has taken the national coronavirus death toll to 13, and it follows an additional three deaths in Melbourne and one in Queensland yesterday alone. Karl Stefanovic: It’s prompted calls from Victoria’s Chief Medical Officer…

Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: G20 leaders meeting, supply chains, international co-operation. 26 March 2020 Fran Kelly: Simon Birmingham is Australia’s Trade and Tourism Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Hello Fran, Thank you for the opportunity. Fran Kelly: Minister, G20 leaders will hold this virtual meeting tonight. What is the most pressing issue, for the Australian Government, in…

Interview on ABC Riverland SA, Late Afternoons, with Narelle Graham

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Support for airlines and vulnerable Australian businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 20 March 2020 Narelle Graham: The Liberal Senator for South Australia, Simon Birmingham, has made himself available to take your questions this afternoon, so you can phone on 1300-160-222 or you can text on 0467-922-783. He is also of course the Federal…

Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings, with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE COVID-19, small businesses, tourism 20 March 2020 David Bevan: But we are joined by Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, South Australia’s most senior Liberal, and certainly the most senior South Australian in the Federal Cabinet. If you’ve got a question for him about COVID-19, the Federal Government’s response to it,…

Doorstop, Gold Coast

Transcript, E&OE Topics: COVID-19 impacts on tourism industry; 17 March 2020   Angie Bell: Well we’re here at The Star, Gold Coast today, hosting a roundtable for the Minister for Tourism and Trade Simon Birmingham, and also the Minister for Industry, Karen Andrews. And we’re here today talking about jobs, talking about keeping business in business…