ABC Radio – Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

Topics: Aged care support; Rapid antigen tests 23/01/2022 10:45AM ACST David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, the Federal Finance Minister, has called us. Good morning, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David Bevan. Good to speak with you again. David Bevan: And we were talking earlier today about a bunch of very angry workers and their union gathering outside your office…

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CH 9 – Weekend Today

Topics: WA border; Jobs figures; Australia Day; N95 masks 23/01/2022 09:35AM ACST Charles Croucher: Joining us for more is Finance Minister Simon Birmingham and Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers. Good morning to you both. Simon, it’s a decision that has a huge emotional ramification, plus economic ramifications. How do you feel about it? Simon Birmingham: Morning, Charles. All Australians…

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CH 10 – The Project

Topics: Labour force figures; Rapid antigen tests; forklift drivers;     20/01/2022 7:45AM AEST   Lisa Wilkinson: And Finance Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now. Minister, you’ve got the lowest unemployment figures in 13 years. Congratulations on those numbers. But the survey period doesn’t include the devastating impact of Omicron. What sort of numbers will you…

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4BC – Drive with Scott Emerson

Topics: Labour force figures; Rapid antigen tests;    20/01/2022 04:30PM AEST   Scott Emerson: Increased by 65,000, that’s a monthly change of 0.5 per cent. Now, while the underemployment rate fell 1.9 per cent to 6.6 per cent, the participation rate remains constant at 66.1 per cent. Now the bottom line here is there’s a sensational…

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ABC – News Breakfast with Madeleine Morris

Topics: Return to school; student and working holiday maker visa holders; Living with COVID;  20/01/2022 7:32AM AEST   Madeleine Morris: Let’s go back to our top story national cabinet meeting today, Finance Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now from Adelaide. Thanks so much for your time, Senator Birmingham.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Madeleine. Good…

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CH 7 – Sunrise with David Koch

Topics: Booster vaccines; COVID-19 drugs; George Christensen; 20/01/2022 7:15AM AEST David Koch: The interval for COVID booster shots is being brought forward to three months in an urgent move to protect parents and dampen another explosion in cases when schools go back next week. It comes as the federal government admits it was blindsided by…

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Doorstop – Adelaide Airport, SA

Topics: Dismantling and moving the Vickers Vimy; South Australian rapid antigen test deliveries; Defence assistance in hospitals; George Christensen remarks 19/01/2022 10:05AM AEST   EO&E…   Brenton Cox: Thanks very much. My name is Brenton Cox, I’m the managing director of Adelaide Airport. Thanks very much to everyone for coming here to mark Vimy’s next…

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ABC – News Breakfast

Topics: Workforce shortages; Rapid antigen tests; Inflation; Wages; 14/01/2022 8:05AM AEST   Iskhandar Razak: Business groups are calling for home testing kits to be made more widely available. They also want the exemptions to apply to all workers. But unions have called an emergency meeting for Monday amid concerns the policy will lead to more…

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ABC – RN Breakfast with Hamish Macdonald

Topics: Workforce shortages; Rapid antigen tests; Inflation; Wages; 14/01/2022 7:35AM AEST   Hamish Macdonald:  The Morrison Government has announced that the relaxation of isolation rules will be extended further to teachers, childcare workers and other critical industries in an effort to contain the economic impact of the Omicron wave. It comes amid warnings today that…

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