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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Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Natalie Barr

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Support package. 01 April 2020 Natalie Barr: Australia’s agriculture and seafood industries have been given a boost this morning with the Government announcing a $170 million support package. The sectors have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis after travel restrictions halted exports. A hundred and ten million dollars has been allocated…

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Interview on ABC News, News Breakfast, with Michael Rowland

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus; Organised flights for seafood exports; PPE equipment; Future tax cuts. 01 April 2020 Michael Rowland: But first, we’re joined by Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham. Minister good morning to you. Let’s go to those flights organised for the export of seafood. How important is that? Simon Birmingham: Michael, these are critical sectors…

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Securing freight access for Australian agricultural and fisheries exporters

Joint media release The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham  Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate The Hon David Littleproud MP Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management Senator the Hon Jonathon Duniam Assistant…

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