Doorstop Interview

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Captain Cook statue defaced by protesters, Australian facing death penalty in China, 14 June 2020 Journalist: A statue of Captain Cook has been defaced in Hyde Park in Sydney overnight. Your reaction to that? Simon Birmingham: Look, I condemn any type of vandalism. In the end we should learn from our history, not seek…

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Interview on 2GB, Breakfast, with Ben Fordham

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China’s Ministry of Education urging Chinese students to reconsider studying in Australia 10 June 2020     Ben Fordham: Well the Chinese government is ramping up its threats to our economy. First they hit our beef industry with import bans, then they whacked a tariff on our barely. And then they encouraged tourists…

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Interview on Radio National, Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Transcript, E&OE Topics: China-Australia relationship, Australian barley and beef bans, Black Lives Matter protests. 08 June 2020   Fran Kelly: Simon Birmingham is the Trade and Tourism Minister. Minister, welcome back to Breakfast. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Fran. Good to be with you. Fran Kelly: The Chinese Government advice, warning of a significant increase in racist attacks — you…

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Interview on ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Renovation and Building Grant; Stimulating Jobs in the Construction Sector; International Travel Restrictions; Possibility of Travel to New Zealand. 05 June 2020   David Bevan: Good morning, Minister Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David, and the listeners on this wonderful blue skied, sunny Friday in Adelaide, ahead of a long weekend. David Bevan: Now, can…

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Interview on The West Live with Jenna Clarke

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Australian manufacturing, trading relationship with China; state border restrictions; domestic airlines. 02 June 2020   Jenna Clarke: Joining me on the line this morning is the Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham, calling in from not so sunny Adelaide this morning. I guess we have a lot in common with Adelaide over…

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Interview on Channel 7 Sunrise with Samantha Armytage

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Queensland border restrictions. 26 May 2020   Samantha Armytage: Billionaire Clive Palmer has launched a High Court challenge to Western Australia’s border closure. After being refused entry into the state, the mining magnate argues the closure is unconstitutional and that cross-border movement is a personal right. And we are joined now by Federal…

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