Interview on ABC News Breakfast with Lisa Millar

Topics: Emissions targets; Collingwood; Myanmar coup; COVID rapid testing kits; 02/02/2021 07:05AM   Lisa Millar: Well, the coronavirus situation in Perth will be one of many issues facing our federal politicians when parliament resumes today. Finance Minister and Leader of the Government in the Senate, Simon Birmingham, joins us from Parliament House. Good morning for…

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Interview on 2GB Drive with Jim Wilson

Topics: stranded Australians; JobKeeper; relationship with China; 29/01/20 4:11pm Jim Wilson:      Well, big news today for stranded Aussies in the UK. They’ve been dealt a big blow after an abrupt decision by Britain to close its border to the United Arab Emirates. This means there’ll be no Emirates planes available to pick up stranded Australians…

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Interview on 2GB Drive with Jim Wilson

Topics: US President Biden; Australia-US Relations; Labour force figures; JobKeeper; National Cabinet; Cricket Australia – Australia Day decision 21/01/2021 04:08PM   Jim Wilson:     Well, he’s got a big job ahead, and on the line is Finance Minister and Acting Foreign Minister Simon Birmingham. Minister, welcome back to Drive.   Simon Birmingham:     Good afternoon, Jim.…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Breakfast, with David Bevan and Ali Clarke

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs TRANSCRIPT Topics: Australian Open COVID cases; Australian repatriation flights, Hotel quarantine, US politics 18/01/2021 08:36AM David Bevan: Well, let’s go to acting Foreign Minister, South Australian Senator Simon Birmingham. Good morning to you, Minister. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David, Ali. Welcome back and happy New…

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2GB Weekends with Chris Smith

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs TRANSCRIPT E&OE TRANSCRIPT Interview on 2GB, Weekends, with Chris Smith. Topics: Additional repatriation flights for Australians; imminent end of JobKeeper. 17/01/2021 09:23AM Chris Smith: Well, the Federal Government is organising another 20 flights to rescue Australians stranded overseas. The flights will take place over the…

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Doorstop, Adelaide SA

SENATOR THE HON SIMON BIRMINGHAM Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs TRANSCRIPT E&OE TRANSCRIPT Press Conference Topics: Increase in scheduled repatriation flights; COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 16/01/21 2.00PM Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. The COVID-19 situation worldwide continues to be enormously challenging. Just in the last 24 hours, there have been more than…

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Interview on The Today Show, with Allison Langdon

Topics: COVID-19 UK strain; quarantine facilities; COVID-19 vaccine 15/01/2021 07:53AM Allison Langdon: Covid alarm has been sounded across the country this morning with concerns the highly contagious U.K. strain is spreading in the community. A quarantine hotel in Brisbane evacuated as covid detectives work to find out how the virus spread through the grand chancellor.…

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Interview on Ch 9 Today with David Campbell

Topics: Border closures and coronavirus impacts on tourism over Christmas; travel credits & refunds; 22/12/20 07:23AM   David Campbell:          For more on this coronavirus mutation that’s reached our shores, I’m joined now by Trade and Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, in Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you.   Simon Birmingham:       Good morning.   David Campbell:            Countries…

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