CH 10 – The Project

Topic(s): Ukraine Carrie Bickmore: Simon Birmingham is a member of the National Security Committee, and he joins us now. Minister sanctions have been in place since 2014. They didn’t deter Russia then. Do you think they’ll make any difference now?   Simon Birmingham: Well, this is a very coordinated escalation of sanctions. We’re not surprised by what…

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Doorstop – RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA

Topic(s): 737 deep maintenance and modification facility; national security; nuclear-powered submarine program; housing program; SA state election Simon Birmingham:  Thank you all for coming, and it’s a delight to be here at RAAF Base Edinburgh, this South Australian morning on this beautiful day for a very important announcement. A great announcement for South Australia in terms of…

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ABC – News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Topic(s): Eraring power station; National security; Employment figures; Michael Rowland: It’s been a huge week in federal politics with the final parliamentary sittings before the March budget. Lots to cover. Let’s bring in the Finance Minister Simon Birmingham from Adelaide. Minister, good morning to you.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Michael, good to be with you.  …

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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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