Interview on ABC North and West SA, with Georgia Roberts

 Topics: Flinders funding announcement; JobKeeper extension; retirement of Mathias Cormann. 15/07/20 08:37AM   Georgia Roberts:          Well, South Australia’s nearly $8 billion tourism industry has taken a major financial hit, due to COVID-19. And with no certainty around when our borders will open to visitors, we’re being encouraged to be tourists in our own backyard. Work has started…

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Iconic SA tourism destinations on the ride to recovery

South Australia’s iconic nature-based tourism sector will get a much-needed boost – with works starting on the $10 million Remarkable Southern Flinders Ranges project which will help fast track the state’s economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will transform the region into a world-class adventure tourism destination with an international mountain bike track…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

Topics: Chinese Trade Minister; Hong Kong; Balancing the relationship with China; return of international students, extending JobKeeper, Melbourne outbreak 10/07/20 09:08AM     David Bevan:    Good morning, Simon Birmingham.   Simon Birmingham:     Good morning. David Bevan, good to be with you and good morning to your listeners.   David Bevan:    Would you like to buy into…

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New data reinforces the importance of holidaying here this year

Joint media release Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator for South Australia Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Senator for Tasmania 08 July 2020 Australians holidaying in their own backyard this…

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Interview on 5AA, Breakfast, with Graeme Goodings

Topics: Eden-Monaro by-election; Mathias Cormann stepping down; 06/07/2020 07:06AM   Graeme Goodings:      Joining me now on the line, is Senator, Simon Birmingham. Federal trade Minister, Senator, good morning to you.   Simon Birmingham:    Good morning, Graeme. Great to be with you.   Graeme Goodings:      What do you make of Eden-Monaro? Labor looked like winning it,…

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Australia’s free trade agreement with Indonesia to provide export boost

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator for South Australia   THE HON ANDREW GEE MP Minister for Decentralisation and Regional Education Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment Federal Member for Calare   Media Release 5 July 2020   New export opportunities for Australian…

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Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Peter Stefanovic

Topics: Air freight support for farmers, free trade deal with Indonesia, situation in Hong Kong and effects to trade, Finance portfolio speculation, Eden-Monaro by-election. 03/07/2020 07:47AM   Peter Stefanovic:          Well, the Federal Government will spend $240 million to extend support for airfreight flights to help farmers and fishers export their fresh produce overseas. The funding boost…

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Interview on ABC News, News Breakfast, with Ben Knight

Topics: Providing a Safe Haven for Hong Kongese; Free Trade Agreement with Indonesia; Dan Oakes. 03/07/2020 07:33AM   Ben Knight:      Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you. The Prime Minister’s given a pretty strong signal that Australia is going to consider, at least safe haven, potentially pathway. What would you…

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