CH 7 – Sunrise

Topic(s): Employment figures; David Koch: A good number of Australians took time off in January because of COVID. That’s according to the Bureau of Statistics. More than 450,000 workers were sick or isolated for at least a week. But despite the disruption, the official unemployment rate remained steady at a 13 year low of 4.2 per cent.…

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Sky News Live – First Edition

Topic(s): Employment figures; Eraring power station; National security; Peter Stefanovic: Joining us live now is the Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham. Minister, all restrictions just about gone. It’s still some there, but most of them are gone. In New South Wales and Victoria moving in lockstep, it would seem. Plus you’ve got international travel resuming on Monday.…

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ABC Radio – RN Drive with Andy Park

Topic(s): National security, employment figures, Eraring power plant Andy Park: Senator Simon Birmingham is the Finance Minister. Minister we’ll get to the jobs figures shortly, but the current and former heads of ASIO saying the politicisation of its intelligence advice is not helpful is a curious statement. In question time, your colleagues continue to do just that.…

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2GB – Drive with Jim Wilson

Topic(s): Employment figures; Inflation; National security; Nicolle Flint Jim Wilson:  The Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins me live on the line. Minister, welcome back to drive.   Simon Birmingham: Hello, Jim, it’s great to be with you again.   Jim Wilson: Okay. 4.2 per cent unemployment rate today, minister. When we get to an unemployment rate…

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4BC – Drive with Scott Emerson

Thursday, 17 February 2022 Topic(s): Employment figures; Pinkenba quarantine facility; National security; Scott Emerson:  The latest jobs data shows an increase in part time work over the past month, but that comes at the expense of full time positions. The unemployment rate has remained steady at 4.2 per cent in January. The result is better than…

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Doorstop – Parliament House, ACT

Topic(s): Pinkenba Quarantine Facility; National Security   Journalist: Because the government says that they are doubtful the Pinkenba facility will ever be built. When will it be completed and when will it be used?   Simon Birmingham: It’s on track for completion and handover of the first stages of operation at least by the end of March.…

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Sky News Live – AM Agenda

Topic(s): Commonwealth Integrity Commission; Religious Discrimination Bill;   Laura Jayes:  Joining me live now is the Government Senate Leader Simon Birmingham. Thanks so much for your time. It’s been a really long week for you I imagine. So, is that right? Is this an election promise that’s going to be broken?   Simon Birmingham: Well, good…

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ABC – 7.30 with Leigh Sales

Topic(s): Grace Tame & Brittany Higgins National Press Club speech; Federal Integrity Commission; Religious Discrimination Bill Leigh Sales:  To discuss everything that was going on in Canberra today, we spoke to Senator Simon Birmingham. He’s the Finance Minister and was also part of the taskforce overseeing the response to Kate Jenkins’ enquiry. Senator, if we can…

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Doorstop – Parliament House, ACT

Topic(s): Labor’s pandemic spending; Religious Discrimination Bill; Commonwealth Integrity Commission; Press Club address;   Simon Birmingham: Good morning. Australia’s economy continues to show impressive credentials compared to the rest of the world, and for Australians, what is the real benefit of our economic strength are the record job numbers. Unemployment at 4.2 per cent, a 13…

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