Doorstop in Renmark, South Australia  

Topics: Trade and tourism in South Australia; Cross-border restrictions; International students pilot program 20/08/20   Question:        What have you thought of the recovery of regional Australia from COVID- in terms of tourism so far?   Simon Birmingham:    There’s a real buoyancy in regional tourism right now as a result of the fact that people from…

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Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China-Australian relations, Australian wine industry; state border closures 18 August 2020   Patricia Karvelas: Well, China’s Government has announced an investigation into Australian wine exports for alleged dumping. The Commerce Ministry says bottles of Australian wine under two litres will be the focus of a one-year investigation. Earlier this year, China concluded an…

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Doorstop, Adelaide

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s anti-dumping investigation into Australian wine imports. 18 August 2020     Simon Birmingham: Well, thanks very much for coming along. Chinese authorities have today announced they are commencing an investigation into claims of dumping of Australian wine into the Chinese market and they’ve also advised the Australian Government that they are considering…

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Press conference, Adelaide

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Qatar Airways flights from Adelaide to Doha; Clean Seas; COVID-19 vaccine; JobKeeper and JobSeeker. 16 August 2020     Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. I’m thrilled to be here with the South Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson, and it’s wonderful to do my first public event…

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Interview on Sky News Live, Breakfast, Peter Stefanovic

Topics: Tourism Industry; State Border Closures; New Zealand-Australia Travel; Unemployment Rate; Ruby Princess Inquiry. 14/08/20 07:33AM             Peter Stefanovic:          Well, as I mentioned, we are joined now by the Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham; he joins us live now. Minister, good morning. Good to see you, thanks so much for joining us. So, as we’ve…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Natalie Barr

Topics: Tourism industry recovery 14/08/20 07:24AM   Natalie Barr:     Well, new figures reveal the devastating impact coronavirus has had on Australia’s tourism sector. Domestic tourism fell by $11.7 billion in April and May, compared to the same time last year. Overnight trips dropped by 67 per cent and overnight spending was down by $4.8 billion. One…

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