Interview on Radio National, AM with Sabra Lane.   

Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; Australian Exporters; Australia-China Trade Relationship; Free Trade Agreements. 16/11/20 07:17AM   Sabra Lane:     Australia signed up to a new trade deal yesterday, and it’s a mouthful: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. It’ll mean greater access to 14 nations in the Indo-Pacific with uniform trade rules. Australia already has bilateral agreements…

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Interview on 2GB Breakfast with Ben Fordham.

Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; New COVID Cluster in SA. 16/11/2020 08:10AM   Ben Fordham:  Well the Federal Government is trumpeting a new trade deal; it’s being described as the biggest ever. Fifteen countries are involved and it covers about 30 per cent of the global economy. Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and even…

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Interview on Sky News Live, Sharri, with Sharri Markson.    

Topics: Economic relationship with China; Senate media inquiry. 15/11/20 06:02PM   Sharri Markson:           Minister, China’s been increasingly antagonistic with Australia in our trade relationship. Obviously, this is a problem given they’re our largest trading partner. Are you hoping this major deal today will pave the way for a thawing in relations with China and potentially…

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Press Conference, Parliament House

TRANSCRIPT Press Conference Topics: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership; 15/11/20 12:49PM   Simon Birmingham:    This afternoon, I look forward to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement on behalf of Australia, together with the Prime Minister. This is a huge accomplishment, especially for the ASEAN nations. The 10 nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations…

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Interview on 3AW Drive with Tom Elliot

Topics: Australia-China trade relationship; Australian ship stranded in Chinese waters; interstate borders; 13/11/2020 5:07pm   Tom Elliott:     Look, this trade tension between China and Australia really is concerning. I mean, we need to export, particularly agricultural produce, because we produce a lot more agricultural goods than what we can possibly consume here. China is our…

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Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing

TRANSCRIPT   12/11/20 04:06 PM   Patricia Karvelas:        For more on this and other issues, I spoke to Finance Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago.   Minister, welcome.   Simon Birmingham:    Good to be with you.   Patricia Karvelas:        Do you anticipate that some soldiers will be stripped of medals or honours as a…

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Doorstop at Parliament House.

Topics:  US-Australia alliance; Australia-China trade relationship; Joe Biden’s Clime Change policy 09/11/20 07:32AM   Simon Birmingham:     Can I add my congratulations to President Elect Biden, and Kamala Harris on their historic win. As the father of two young daughters I particularly acknowledge the significance of seeing the first woman to hold the office of…

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