‘Ask the Expert’ public online Q&A with the Daily Telegraph

Transcript, Q&A 02 June 2020   Q: How much has the covid pandemic cost the Australian tourism industry? How does the government plan to encourage international tourists back to Australia when the international borders reopen? A: One in thirteen Australian jobs are dependent on our tourism industry, as are many thousands of Australian businesses. We attract close…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Samantha Armytage

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Queensland border restrictions. 26 May 2020   Samantha Armytage: Billionaire Clive Palmer has launched a High Court challenge to Western Australia’s border closure. After being refused entry into the state, the mining magnate argues the closure is unconstitutional and that cross-border movement is a personal right. And we are joined now by Federal…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today Show with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: JobMaker plan; State border restrictions; Trans-Tasman bubble. 26 May 2020     Karl Stefanovic: Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today unveil his five-year JobMaker plan to coronavirus recovery, designed to boost skills and training and claw the country back from pandemic induced pain. Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now from Adelaide. Simon,…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings, with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: quarantine in the UK; China-Australia Free Trade Agreement; Australian Taxation Office 22 May 2020   David Bevan: Senator Simon Birmingham, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David. David Bevan: Now, before we get on to China and JobKeeper and borders and all sorts of things, there’s a report in The Sydney Morning Herald today: Australia seeks exemption…

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Doorstop, Adelaide

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tariff on Australian barley; Discussion on state borders reopening. 19 May 2020 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along. Australia is deeply disappointed by the decision of China to impose duties on Australian barley exports into China. This decision we believe is one that is not based on either good analysis of…

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