Interview on 4CA AM with John MacKenzie

Transcript, E&OE Topics: International media coverage; US travel alert; Australian tourism. 23 January 2020   John MacKenzie:         Now, to his credit the Federal Tourism Minister, he spoke the other day on these matters and he was in a hell of a hurry then, but today he’s got a bit more time. Simon Birmingham said, it’s…

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Interview on Channel 10, The Project

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Bridget McKenzie sports grant scheme; Matt Kean; small businesses loan; bushfire crisis. 20 January 2020   Peter van Onselen: Well, Senator Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Senator, thanks for joining us. If it’s true that concerns over the sports grant scheme were raised with the Federal Liberal Party…

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Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne, Mornings, with Virginia Trioli

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism Recovery Package; Climate Change; Australia’s emissions reductions targets. 20 January 2020   Virginia Trioli: Senator Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and he joins me now to talk this through. Senator, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Virginia. Thanks for the opportunity. Virginia Trioli: Good to have you on board…

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Press Conference, Kangaroo Island

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Supporting the tourism sector following the bushfire crisis, Minister McKenzie allocating sports grants to clubs in marginal electorates. 19 January 2020   Simon Birmingham: Well, thanks very much for coming over to Kangaroo Island today. It’s a thrill to be here with Premier Steven Marshall, the Mayor Michael Pengilly, and importantly with hundreds…

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Interview on 3AW Sunday Mornings with Darren James, Nick McCallum and Heidi Murphy

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Darren James: Joining us on the line now is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator Simon Birmingham. Senator, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, thanks for the opportunity to speak. Heidi Murphy: Senator, the Prime Minister’s called this the biggest…

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Interview on Channel 9 Today on Sunday with Lara Vella

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Funding for tourism operators affected by the bushfires. 19 January 2020   Lara Vella: Meantime the terrifying bushfires have not only destroyed our environment, it’s also tainting Australia’s reputation with international holidaymakers. Today the Government has announced a $76 million recovery package to boost the country’s tourism industry. For more on this we’re…

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