Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Lisa Millar

Topics:   Aged care vaccinations; pandemic support; 01/06/2021 07:30AM Lisa Millar: Parliament resumes today, joining us from Canberra is Finance Minister Simon Birmingham. Good morning. Welcome to News Breakfast.   Simon Birmingham: Hello Lisa, good to be with you.   Lisa Millar: Minister, we’ll get onto the finance side of your portfolio very shortly. We…

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Interview on 4BC Drive with Scott Emerson

Topics:  Victorian lockdown; vaccine rollout; Budget; quarantine facilities 27/05/2021 03:30PM Scott Emerson: Well, here we go again, COVID is running rampant in Victoria, and, of course, there are concerns that given how many people have been close contact with those with COVID now, that it could, of course, come here to Queensland as well. This…

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Interview on ABC RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Topics:  Upper-Hunter by election; Kurri Kurri power station; vaccine passport; vaccine rollout; 24/05/2021 06:15AM Fran Kelly: But on another front, the Prime Minister’s facing stiff opposition to a plan he’ll take to the next national cabinet for what’s effectively a vaccine passport that would deny freedom of movement to Australians who refuse to be immunised.…

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Interview on 2GB Drive with Jim Wilson

Topics: Labour force data. 20/05/2021 05:10PM Jim Wilson:  Let’s turn our attention to the economy where things continue to rebound from the pandemic. Today’s unemployment figures are very positive. The rate has fallen point one per cent to 5.5 per cent for April. Now, this will be very welcome news for the government as this…

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Interview on ABC Radio PM with Linda Mottram

Topics: Labour force data. 20/05/2021 05:00pm Linda Mottram:  Well, the Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham, joined me earlier, I asked him about the mixed picture in the employment data, which, despite the floor falling unemployment rate, also shows fewer people looking for work.   Simon Birmingham: Well it is important to look at the trends in…

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Interview on 4BC Drive with Scott Emerson

Topics: Employment figures, vaccines. 20/05/2021 02:20pm Scott Emerson: Breaking news, and you’re not going to believe this. We saw the first unemployment figures come out post JobKeeper ending. Now, overall nationally, the numbers were down by 0.1 per cent in March, from March, 5.5 per cent for April, and as I said JobKeeper had finished…

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