National Press Club Q&A

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Economic impacts of COVID-19 in Australia; International and domestic tourism; Australian trade relationships. 17 June 2020     Sabra Lane: Minister, if I could just pick up on the last points about tourism? Beyond the Australian-New Zealand travel bubble that’s being planned, when can you see a time that the borders might be…

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Doorstop Interview

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Captain Cook statue defaced by protesters, Australian facing death penalty in China, 14 June 2020 Journalist: A statue of Captain Cook has been defaced in Hyde Park in Sydney overnight. Your reaction to that? Simon Birmingham: Look, I condemn any type of vandalism. In the end we should learn from our history, not seek…

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Austrade CEO

Statement 12 June 2020   The Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham has expressed thanks and acknowledged the contribution of outgoing Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Fahey. Dr Fahey has advised of her decision to step down as Austrade CEO with effect on 10 July 2020. “As CEO,…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australia-China relations, protests, JobSeeker, JobKeeper, Naval submarine program 12 June 2020   David Bevan: They will also be the numbers you’ll need to ring or text on if you’d like to speak directly to Senator Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade and Tourism and Investment – South Australia’s most senior Liberal. Good morning, Senator…

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Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: Reopening Australia’s domestic borders; trans-Tasman travel bubble with New Zealand; Virgin airlines; Black Lives Matter protests in Australia 10 June 2020     Patricia Karvelas:  Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, in fact all of the issues the Prime Minister was talking about there, and he joins us now. Minister, welcome.…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China-Australia relationship, Australian barley and beef bans, Black Lives Matter protests. 08 June 2020   Fran Kelly: Simon Birmingham is the Trade and Tourism Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Fran. Good to be with you. Fran Kelly: The Chinese Government advice, warning of a significant increase in racist attacks — you…

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