Interview on 5AA, Breakfast, with David Penberthy

Transcript, E&OE Topics: New Trade Agreement with UK, coronavirus impact on trade with China. 31 January 2020   David Penberthy: The Federal Trade Minister in Australia and South Australian Senator, Simon Birmingham, has been listening in. Minister, Simon Birmingham: Good morning guys, go to be with you. David Penberthy: So our component of this now is negotiating a…

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Doorstop, Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Coronavirus impact on tourism, Bridget McKenzie. 28 January 2020   Journalist:  The Chinese government’s decision, and how could- long could that travel suspension be in place? Simon Birmingham:  Well our understanding is that China has determined to cancel tour groups coming out of China to all nations. Now that accounts – in Australia’s case…

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Interview on 5AA, Afternoons, with Tony Pilkington

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism industry; Holiday Here This Year campaign; Bridget McKenzie. 23 January 2020   Tony Pilkington:          Well, there’s a $20 million national campaign calling on Aussies to holiday here this year because of the devastating fires we’ve had, and they’re saying the tourism industry is bracing for something like nearly a $4.5 to…

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Interview on 6PR, Mornings, with Gareth Parker

Transcript, E&OE Topics: International bushfire coverage; Tourism; Holiday Here This Year campaign. 23 January 2020   Gareth Parker:             The Federal Tourism Minister is Simon Birmingham. Simon, good morning. Simon Birmingham:     Hello Gareth. You’re doing my job for me there. Right on. Gareth Parker:             Well I think it’s important we back these communities isn’t it? Simon…

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Interview on 4CA AM with John MacKenzie

Transcript, E&OE Topics: International media coverage; US travel alert; Australian tourism. 23 January 2020   John MacKenzie:         Now, to his credit the Federal Tourism Minister, he spoke the other day on these matters and he was in a hell of a hurry then, but today he’s got a bit more time. Simon Birmingham said, it’s…

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Interview on Channel 10, The Project

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Bridget McKenzie sports grant scheme; Matt Kean; small businesses loan; bushfire crisis. 20 January 2020   Peter van Onselen: Well, Senator Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Senator, thanks for joining us. If it’s true that concerns over the sports grant scheme were raised with the Federal Liberal Party…

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Interview on ABC Radio Melbourne, Mornings, with Virginia Trioli

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Tourism Recovery Package; Climate Change; Australia’s emissions reductions targets. 20 January 2020   Virginia Trioli: Senator Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment and he joins me now to talk this through. Senator, good morning. Simon Birmingham: Good morning Virginia. Thanks for the opportunity. Virginia Trioli: Good to have you on board…

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