2GB Weekends with Chris Smith

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs TRANSCRIPT E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB, Weekends, with Chris Smith. Topics: Additional repatriation flights for Australians; imminent end of JobKeeper. 17/01/2021 09:23AM Chris Smith: Well, the Federal Government is organising another 20 flights to rescue Australians stranded overseas. The flights will take place over the…

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Doorstop, Adelaide SA

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs TRANSCRIPT E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press Conference Topics: Increase in scheduled repatriation flights; COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 16/01/21 2.00PM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. The COVID-19 situation worldwide continues to be enormously challenging. Just in the last 24 hours, there have been more than…

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Regional Investment Corporation AgriStarter Loan open for applications

Senator the Hon. Simon Birmingham Minister for Finance Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia The Hon. David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Deputy Leader of the Nationals Federal Member for Maranoa Date: Friday, 1 January 2021 The AgriStarter loan applications open today to support the next…

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Australian Government General Government Sector Monthly Financial Statements November 2020

Wednesday, 23 December 2020 KEY POINTS The Monthly Financial Statements for November 2020 report the budget position against the expected monthly profile for the 2020-21 financial year through to 30 November 2020, based on the 2020-21 Budget estimates published in October 2020. The 2020-21 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) was released on Thursday, 17…

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Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Madeleine Morris

Topics: NSW COVID-19 outbreak impact on tourism, vaccine update 22/12/2020 07:32AM   Madeleine Morris:        Well as we heard this morning, hard borders around the country are being reinstated in response to the growing Sydney cluster. It is a devastating blow for many people, but particularly for Australia’s domestic tourism sector which was just getting back…

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Interview on Ch 9 Today with David Campbell

Topics: Border closures and coronavirus impacts on tourism over Christmas; travel credits & refunds; 22/12/20 07:23AM   David Campbell:          For more on this coronavirus mutation that’s reached our shores, I’m joined now by Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, in Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you.   Simon Birmingham:       Good morning.   David Campbell:            Countries…

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Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Monique Wright

Topics: NSW COVID-19 outbreak, Border closures, Tourism operators, 22/12/2020 07:14AM   Monique Wright:          Well, more than 100 Sydney venues are on alert as authorities’ scramble to contain the Northern Beaches outbreak, with more than a dozen locations added to the list overnight. There’s fresh hope ahead of Christmas after New South Wales recorded 15 new…

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Interview on Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda, with Julie Snook.    

Topics: State border closures; tourism industry; trade diversification; Australia-China trade relationship 21/12/20 2:46PM   Julie Snook:     Joining me now from Adelaide is the Trade, Tourism and Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham. Minister, thank you so much for your time this afternoon. First of all, states have slammed their borders shut on people hoping to visit from…

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