Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Impact of state and territory border closures and ADF support to control borders. 03 September 2020   Patricia Karvelas: Well, Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham is my guest this afternoon. Minister, welcome. Simon Birmingham: Hello Patricia. Good to be with you. Patricia Karvelas: According to Tourism Research Australia, the industry is on track to…

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Interview on ABC Radio Perth, Breakfast with Nadia Mitsopoulos and Russell Woolf

Transcript, E&OE Topics: West Australia’s hard border; Impact of border closures on tourism businesses; Definition of hotspots. 03 September 2020     Russell Woolf: Federal Tourism Minister, Simon Birmingham, says: inconsistent and disproportionate approaches to border restrictions are causing job losses and could cost the tourism industry up to $33 billion this financial year. We spoke…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today with Karl Stefanovic

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian citizen detained in China; Investigations into Australian wine; State borders. 01 September 2020   Karl Stefanovic: More now on those growing concerns for Australian television journalist, Cheng Lei, detained in China. Minister for Tourism and Trade, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Canberra. Simon, thank you for your time today. She’s not…

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Interview on ABC News, Breakfast with Lisa Millar

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Cheng Lei; Australia-China relationship, National Cabinet discussion on borders. 01 September 2020   Michael Rowland: And trade tensions have intensified with China following news of a second investigation into Australian wine exports. It comes on the same day Australia woman Cheng Lei — as we have just mentioned, a journalist working in China…

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Doorstop interview, Canberra

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Travel bubbles; State borders Canberra, Australia 29 August 2020     Journalist: How likely is it that we’re going to develop a travel bubble with New Zealand or anyone else? Simon Birmingham: A number of countries in addition to New Zealand have expressed interest in trying to find safe pathways to open up to…

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Interview on 2GB Breakfast with Ben Fordham

Transcript Topics: Federal Government amendment to foreign policy rules, nation brand logo. 27 August 2020   Ben Fordham: Now, this is a good call. The Prime Minister is cracking down on foreign interference – he’s introducing new laws aimed at boosting Chinese influence out of Australia. The Federal Government will be able to rip up any…

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Interview on 5RM Breakfast with Anthony Milich

Topics: Trade and tourism issues 21/08/2020 07:20AM   Anthony Milich:           A couple of very special guests this morning. Tim Whetstone, Member of Chaffey. Good morning to you.   Tim Whetstone:           Morning, Anthony.   Anthony Milich:           And you brought a friend along to work this morning.   Tim Whetstone:           I have, and quite an influential one…

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