Press Conference – Parliament House, Canberra

Topics: Senate aviation inquiry 01:45PM AEST 28 September 2023   Bridget McKenzie:  Well, the protection racket continues for Qantas by the Albanese Labor Government. Departmental officials today were gagged by the Foreign Affairs Minister and indeed by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King. Hardworking public servants who take their job very, very seriously,…

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Sky News Live – AM Agenda

Topics: Taipan helicopter fleet grounded; Senate aviation inquiry; Qantas board; China commentary on parliamentary delegation to Taiwan; 09:20AM AEST 29 September 2023   Laura Jayes: Welcome back. Australia’s troubled Taipan helicopter fleet will be permanently grounded. That has been confirmed this morning. Joining me live now, the Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham,…

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ABC Radio – 891 Adelaide

Topics: Army personnel moved from South Australia; 9:20AM AEST 28 September 2023   David Bevan: Okay. We’re just joined now by Simon Birmingham. He’s the Federal Opposition Leader in the Senate, a former [finance] minister and the most senior Liberal in South Australia. Good morning, Simon Birmingham.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David and good…

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ABC – 7.30

Topics: Senate aviation inquiry into Qatar Airways decision; 07:35PM AEST 27 September 2023   Sarah Ferguson: The heads of major airlines face questions in a Senate inquiry today. The federal government remains under pressure over its decision to prevent Qatar Airways from flying 28 additional flights into major Australian cities, a move criticised as favouring…

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ABC RN – Drive

Topics: Richard Goyder; Senate aviation inquiry into Qatar Airways decision; Nagorno-Karabakh; 12:10PM AEST 27 September 2023   Cassie McCullagh: South Australian Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham is a committee member of this inquiry and he’s also the Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. Senator, before we get to the details, I’m curious to know whether it’s just…

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Press Conference – Brisbane

Topics: Senate aviation inquiry 12:30PM AEST 27 September 2023   Bridget McKenzie: The Government is running a protection racket for Qantas. We’ve heard from the Productivity Commission. Last week we heard from the ACCC, we’re hearing from aviation experts and indeed our own airports that this Labour Government has got the advice from Qantas, rather…

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Sky News Live – On the Hour

Topics: Dan Andrews resignation; Senate aviation inquiry into Qatar Airways decision; Qantas board; Taiwan; Voice; 12:10PM AEST 27 September 2023 Ashleigh Gillon: Staying in Canberra, let’s now bring in the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Birmingham. Senator, good to see you. Thanks for your time. I do want…

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ABC News – Afternoon Briefing

Topics: Dan Andrews resignation; Timor-Leste and China sign comprehensive strategic partnership; Australia-Pacific relationship; 04:15PM AEST 26 September 2023 Greg Jennett: We’re going to turn to Brisbane now. Shadow Foreign Minister Simon Birmingham has been sitting on a Senate inquiry into the rejection of extra flights into Australia for Qatar Airways. We have a few other…

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Sky News Live – AM Agenda

Topics: Covid inquiry; Budget; Rupert Murdoch;   09:20AM AEST 22 September 2023   Laura Jayes:  Let’s go live now to the Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham, thanks so much for your time.   Simon Birmingham: Morning, LJ.   Laura Jayes: This Covid inquiry if it was to look at the premiers, it would…

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