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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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide Breakfast with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s tariffs on Australian barley; Reopening of interstate borders. 19 May 2020 Ali Clarke: Now though, it is time to talk borders, barley and beef, so we’ve got Senator- South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham who is the Minister for Tourism and Trade. Good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Ali. Some impressive alliteration there. Ali…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tariff on Australian barley into China; Australia’s relationship with China; Impact of COVID-19 on tourism in Australia; Queensland potentially keeping borders closed until September. 19 May 2020 Fran Kelly: Trade Minister Simon Birmingham is with us now. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Hello, Fran, good to be with you. Fran Kelly: Now, you couldn’t…

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Interview on Channel 9 Today with Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian trading relationship with China. 18 May 2020   Allison Langdon: Alright. Well it is a sign of just how bad our relations with Beijing have sunk. Minister for Trade, Simon Birmingham’s utter frustration with his Chinese counterpart who’s refusing to return his calls. Karl Stefanovic: Yes, you couldn’t make it up, could you?…

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