Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: COVID-19 impacts on tourism sector. 16 March 2020   Patricia Karvelas: I’m joined by the Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Hello, Patricia. Thanks for the time. Patricia Karvelas: The Prime Minister, the Treasurer and the Finance Minister met today to discuss economic stimulus measures. Is a second package or…

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Interview on 4CA, John MacKenzie

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Dire circumstances of tourism in far north Queensland. 16 March 2020   John MacKenzie: Yes, I’ve got Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, in studio. Good morning and thanks for joining us in north Queensland. Simon Birmingham: Good morning. Great to be with you. John McKenzie: And it’s incredible timing given that what we saw yesterday really…

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Parliament House, Canberra Doorstop

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australia’s Tourism Industry; Coronavirus; 06 March 2020   Simon Birmingham: This morning, well today I’m going to welcome the state and territory tourism and trade ministers to Canberra. This is a scheduled annual meeting that we have, but it comes at the most crucial of times for the Australian tourism industry. Australia’s tourism…

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Interview on RN, Breakfast, Hamish Macdonald

Transcript Topics: Coronavirus 06 March 2020   Hamish Macdonald: With coronavirus travel bans now in place for China, South Korea and Iran, and international tourists cancelling their holidays down under in droves, Australia’s tourism sector is facing an unprecedented crisis. Of course all of this comes on top of the impact of the bushfires over the…

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