Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with Spence Denny

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism in Australia; China Trade Dispute; Shipbuilding in South Australia. 15 May 2020   Spence Denny: Senator Simon Birmingham, Senator for South Australia, Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment. Good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Spence, and good morning to your listeners. Spence Denny: Good. Can we start by talking about the cruise…

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Interview on Channel 10, Studio 10 with Sarah Harris, Narelda Jacobs, Angela Bishop and Joe Hildebrand

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism Australia’s Live from Aus, interstate travel, international travel, border restrictions. 14 May 2020   Sarah Harris: Well, we’re not supposed to cross state borders just yet, or even travel too far from home for a weekend away, but if everything goes well it won’t be long until we are allowed. And there…

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Interview on Channel 10, The Project, with Carrie Bickmore, Rachel Corbett and Waleed Aly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australia-China trade relationship. 13 May 2020   Carrie Bickmore: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now. Welcome, Minister. Isn’t this the worst possible time to be provoking China? Simon Birmingham: Well, Australia’s a country that always has to stand by our values and make sure that we’re acting in ways that are in our…

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Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China-Australia trade relations. 13 May 2020   Patricia Karvelas: I spoke to the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago. [Excerpt] Minister, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas: You’ve revealed that you’ve requested a phone call with your Chinese Government counterpart over these beef bans, have you got…

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Interview on Channel Nine Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China investigation into Australian barley imports; Australian meat processors licence suspensions. 13 May 2020   Karl Stefanovic: Australia and China are on the brink of an all-out trade war, aren’t they, after Beijing slapped a ban on our beef imports, while it’s feared our dairy, seafood, and wine industries could be next. Allison…

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Interview on ABC Radio, AM with Sabra Lane

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Licence suspension of Australian beef processors; COVID-19 inquiry. 13 May 2020   Sabra Lane: The Federal Trade Minister is Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, good morning, and welcome to AM. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Sabra. Sabra Lane: You’ve sought urgent talks with your Chinese counterpart over this snap decision to ban meat from four abattoirs. Has he…

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