Doorstop Interview

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Captain Cook statue defaced by protesters, Australian facing death penalty in China, 14 June 2020 Journalist: A statue of Captain Cook has been defaced in Hyde Park in Sydney overnight. Your reaction to that? Simon Birmingham: Look, I condemn any type of vandalism. In the end we should learn from our history, not seek…

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Interview on 2GB, Breakfast, with Ben Fordham

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s Ministry of Education urging Chinese students to reconsider studying in Australia 10 June 2020     Ben Fordham: Well the Chinese government is ramping up its threats to our economy. First they hit our beef industry with import bans, then they whacked a tariff on our barely. And then they encouraged tourists…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China-Australia relationship, Australian barley and beef bans, Black Lives Matter protests. 08 June 2020   Fran Kelly: Simon Birmingham is the Trade and Tourism Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Fran. Good to be with you. Fran Kelly: The Chinese Government advice, warning of a significant increase in racist attacks — you…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Renovation and Building Grant; Stimulating Jobs in the Construction Sector; International Travel Restrictions; Possibility of Travel to New Zealand. 05 June 2020   David Bevan: Good morning, Minister Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David, and the listeners on this wonderful blue skied, sunny Friday in Adelaide, ahead of a long weekend. David Bevan: Now, can…

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Interview on The West Live with Jenna Clarke

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian manufacturing, trading relationship with China; state border restrictions; domestic airlines. 02 June 2020   Jenna Clarke: Joining me on the line this morning is the Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham, calling in from not so sunny Adelaide this morning. I guess we have a lot in common with Adelaide over…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Samantha Armytage

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Queensland border restrictions. 26 May 2020   Samantha Armytage: Billionaire Clive Palmer has launched a High Court challenge to Western Australia’s border closure. After being refused entry into the state, the mining magnate argues the closure is unconstitutional and that cross-border movement is a personal right. And we are joined now by Federal…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today Show with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: JobMaker plan; State border restrictions; Trans-Tasman bubble. 26 May 2020     Karl Stefanovic: Prime Minister Scott Morrison will today unveil his five-year JobMaker plan to coronavirus recovery, designed to boost skills and training and claw the country back from pandemic induced pain. Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now from Adelaide. Simon,…

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