Interview on ABC South West WA, Country Hour, with Belinda Varischetti

Transcript, E&OE Topics: IA-CEPA 27 November 2019 Belinda Varischetti: First though, Western Australia’s agricultural industry will be one of the big winners of a new trade deal between Australia and Indonesia. It’s called the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, and the legislation making it official passed through Parliament yesterday. Simon Birmingham is the Federal Trade Minister.…

Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: The investigation involving Minister Angus Taylor, Westpac, trade with Indonesia. 26 November 2019 Patricia Karvelas:         Well the Trade Minister Simon Birmingham joins me now. There is some good news for you because you’ve managed to pass your free trade deal with Indonesia. But of course, events have unfolded since then, as you…

Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland Transcript, E&OE Topics: Chinese attempted political interference in Australia; Thermal Coal in Chinese Ports; Free Trade Agreements. 25 November 2019 Lisa Millar: The head of ASIO issued a rare public statement, confirming the national spy agency was aware of an alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australia’s Parliament. The…

Parliament House, Doorstop

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Indonesia trade relations; Chinese foreign interference 25 November 2019 Simon Birmingham:    The Government is going to seek to pass legislation which can provide for Australian to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia, Peru, and Hong Kong. This is an exciting opportunity for us to keep trade relations with a number of important economic…