Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Airline and domestic tourism industries. 14 April 2020 Simon Birmingham: Good afternoon Patricia. Patricia Karvelas: Is the Government committed to maintaining a minimum domestic network of air travel between capital cities for goods and people that need to be moved quickly? Simon Birmingham: Patricia, that is an important consideration. We’ve already taken such steps in…

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Interview on 5AA, Breakfast with David Penberthy and Will Goodings

Transcript, E&OE Topics: …lifting travel restrictions nationally and internationally, JobKeeper assistance. 14 April 2020 David Penberthy: South Australian Senator and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham joins us now on 5AA Breakfast. Minister, good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, guys. David Penberthy: Over the weekend you encouraged Australians to start thinking about their next holiday and booking in a…

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Interview on ABC News, News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Lifting travel restrictions, Australians to consider domestic tourism destinations. 13 April 2020 Michael Rowland: For those planning to travel overseas when the crisis is over, the advice from the Government is consider seeing Australia first. The Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you. Is…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today with Deb Knight and Alex Cullen

Transcript, E&OE Subjects: $130 billion coronavirus lifeline, Easter celebrations 10 April 2020 Deb Knight: Now, it’s been a massive week in Australian politics. Of course the landmark JobKeeper scheme passing Parliament, that $130 billion lifeline – huge amount of money, millions going to Australians who are in need. Alex Cullen: And to take a closer look at…

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Interview on ABC Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan.      Topics: Coronavirus, JobKeeper payments, 09/04/20 09:07AM   David Bevan:    Simon Birmingham, good morning to you.   Simon Birmingham:     Good morning, David, and good morning to your listeners.   David Bevan:    Do you think you’re getting the hang of this, this whole coronavirus thing? We’re settling into…

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First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development The Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam, Assistant Minister for Forestry, Fisheries and Regional Tourism 09 April 2020   Premium quality Australian seafood will soon be on…

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New data highlights importance of tourism recovery post COVID-19

Statement 08 April 2020   Australia’s tourism industry demonstrated strong growth in 2019, according to the latest International Visitor Survey and National Visitor Survey data, highlighting the important role tourism will play in the economic recovery when the COVID-19 crisis passes.  Today’s release from Tourism Research Australia for the year ending December 2019 shows that…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Cruise Ships; Australian tourists overseas; Budget; Support Packages. 03 April 2020   Allison Langdon: Now, let’s bring in our Deputy Leader of the Opposition Richard Marles and Minister for Trade and Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham. Simon, I mean, often we have — or normally we have Peter Dutton on this morning. Where…

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Interview on 2GB, Afternoons, with Deborah Knight

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Exporting fresh produce, importing medical supplies. 01 April 2020   Deborah Knight: And yeah, the agriculture and seafood industries, they’ve been thrown this multimillion lifeline, and they, like a lot of industries, they’re hurting. The key Asian markets, they’ve ground to a halt. But today, the Federal Government is funding 200 planes packed…

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