Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: trade relations with China, industrial relations reform, NZ backpackers 10/12/20 4:24PM   Patricia Karvelas:         Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Finance, Trade and Tourism and Investment and I spoke to him a short time ago.   [Excerpt]   Minister, welcome.   Simon Birmingham:     Thanks, Patricia. Great to be with you.   Patricia Karvelas:         We’re…

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Interview on 3AW Breakfast with Russel Howcroft

Topics: New Zealand working holiday maker campaign; Australia-China trade relations 10/12/2020 07:48AM   Russel Howcroft:          Young New Zealanders will be encouraged to travel to Australia over summer to help fill labour shortages on farms and in regional tourism towns as part of an ad campaign to try and offset the impacts of the international border…

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Doorstop, Parliament House

Topics: NZ working holiday makers; Australia-China relationship; Last day of Parliament for 2020. 12/10/2020   Simon Birmingham: … Australian farmers and industry in terms of getting the necessary workers by encouraging young New Zealanders to come and have a working holiday in Australia. For young Kiwis who might have been thinking about taking a gap…

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Interview on Sky News Live First Edition with Peter Stefanovic

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; Campaign attracting Kiwis for working holidays in Australia. 10/12/2020 06:47AM   Peter Stefanovic:          Australian cotton and wheat farmers are liked to become Beijing’s next targets in a string of trade attacks. China is hoping to fill its $14 billion agricultural buying commitment to the Trump administration which is straining its relationship…

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