Interview on ABC Canberra, AM with Sabra Lane

Interview on ABC Radio Canberra, AM with Sabra Lane Topics: Chinese Interference in Australia; Human Rights Violations; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. 25 November 2019 Sabra Lane: To discuss that and the claims China tried to install an agent of influence in the Federal Parliament, I was joined a short time ago by Simon Birmingham, the Federal…

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Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland Transcript, E&OE Topics: Chinese attempted political interference in Australia; Thermal Coal in Chinese Ports; Free Trade Agreements. 25 November 2019 Lisa Millar: The head of ASIO issued a rare public statement, confirming the national spy agency was aware of an alleged Chinese plot to infiltrate Australia’s Parliament. The…

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Interview on Sky News Live with Laura Jayes

Interview on Sky News Live, First Edition with Laura Jayes Transcript, E&OE 25 November 2019 Laura Jayes: Let’s go live to Canberra now, joining me is the Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham. Thanks so much for your time. How concerned are you Minister, about Chinese political infiltration into our system? Simon Birmingham: Good morning Laura. Look, as intelligence…

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Doorstop, Adelaide Zoo

Doorstop, Adelaide Zoo Transcript, E&OE Topics: Panda contract signing; China spy allegations, Westpac; PNG loan. 24 November 2019 Simon Birmingham:     I’m thrilled to be here today for this contract signing that are going to keep Wang Wang and Fu Ni in Adelaide for the next five years. And listening to Elaine outline the celebrations that…

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Doorstop, Shanghai China

Topics: Visit to China, Australia-China relationship, China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian barley; Sinosteel investment in Oakajee Port Project; China-Australia Free Trade Agreement. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Question: So we can start with China-Australia. You’re here for just a couple- a few days and then, are you travelling to Beijing? And what kind of access will…

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Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Michael Rowland and Lisa Millar

Topics: Drought Assistance Package; Trade Deal; Australia- China Relationship; Human Rights Discussions. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Lisa Millar: As the drought tightens its hold across Australia, Federal Cabinet is expected to meet today to discuss extra assistance for farmers and regional communities. The multimillion dollar package is likely to be released later this week. Farmers…

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Interview on Radio National, AM, with Sabra Lane

Topics: Australia China Relationship; China’s Human Rights Abuses; Trade Deals; RCEP. Transcript, E&OE 6 November 2019 Sabra Lane: The Trade Minister Simon Birmingham is now in Shanghai at a trade expo and he joined me earlier. [Excerpt] Sabra Lane: Simon Birmingham, thanks for joining AM. You’re now in Shanghai. The Prime Minister met with the Chinese Premier on the…

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