Interview on ABC 7.30 with Alison Branley

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian tourism industry; JobKeeper extension’s impact on tourism industry; Holiday Here This Year campaign. 28 July 2020     Alison Branley: So Simon, what have you been hearing about how tourism operators around the country have been fairing the last sort of three to four weeks? Simon Birmingham: This has been the most devastating…

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Interview on ABC, Q+A with Hamish Macdonald

Transcript, E&OE Topics: COVID-19; Unemployment; JobKeeper and JobSeeker. 27 July 2020   [Excerpt] Hamish Macdonald: Let’s put that to the Government. Let me bring in Senator Simon Birmingham who’s in our Adelaide studios tonight, and Katy Gallagher, the Shadow Finance Minister who is in Canberra tonight. You heard it very clearly there, Senator Birmingham – this…

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Interview on ABC Adelaide with David Bevan 

Topics: JobKeeper and JobSeeker announcements 22/07/20 09:06AM   David Bevan:   But in the meantime, many of you are struggling with much, much smaller amounts of money, trying to get by on JobSeeker, maybe on JobKeeper, and while those payments were increased substantially at the start of a pandemic, the Government has said: well after September, which…

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Interview on ABC North and West SA, with Georgia Roberts

 Topics: Flinders funding announcement; JobKeeper extension; retirement of Mathias Cormann. 15/07/20 08:37AM   Georgia Roberts:          Well, South Australia’s nearly $8 billion tourism industry has taken a major financial hit, due to COVID-19. And with no certainty around when our borders will open to visitors, we’re being encouraged to be tourists in our own backyard. Work has started…

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