CH 7 – Sunrise with Natalie Barr

Topic(s): Budget position improvement;   Natalie Barr: Well, while the Commonwealth faces extra costs across health care, business and income support due to the pandemic, new figures show the budget position has strengthened by more than $8 billion this financial year. For more, I’m joined by Finance Minister Simon Birmingham. Morning to you. So these figures…

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ABC – News Breakfast with Michael Rowland

Topic(s): Budget position improvement; Business support; Richard Colbeck; Michael Rowland: Latest data suggests strong jobs growth is improving Australia’s budget position after two years of heavy pandemic spending. For more the Finance Minister, Simon Birmingham, joins us now from Western Sydney. Minister, good morning.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Michael. Great to be with you.   Michael…

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2GB – The Breakfast Show with Ben Fordham

Topic(s):  Australian bottom line improvement; Business support; Employment; Great Barrier Reef funding; Ben Fordham: Now, a little bit of news on the economy, we’re starting to bounce back. Figures today show the brakes have come off. The government’s bottom line is improving beyond expectations. The budget bottom line has strengthened by 8.5 billion since restrictions started…

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ABC Radio – Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan

Topics: Aged care support; Rapid antigen tests 23/01/2022 10:45AM ACST David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, the Federal Finance Minister, has called us. Good morning, Simon Birmingham. Simon Birmingham: Good morning, David Bevan. Good to speak with you again. David Bevan: And we were talking earlier today about a bunch of very angry workers and their union gathering outside your office…

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CH 9 – Weekend Today

Topics: WA border; Jobs figures; Australia Day; N95 masks 23/01/2022 09:35AM ACST Charles Croucher: Joining us for more is Finance Minister Simon Birmingham and Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers. Good morning to you both. Simon, it’s a decision that has a huge emotional ramification, plus economic ramifications. How do you feel about it? Simon Birmingham: Morning, Charles. All Australians…

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CH 10 – The Project

Topics: Labour force figures; Rapid antigen tests; forklift drivers;     20/01/2022 7:45AM AEST   Lisa Wilkinson: And Finance Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now. Minister, you’ve got the lowest unemployment figures in 13 years. Congratulations on those numbers. But the survey period doesn’t include the devastating impact of Omicron. What sort of numbers will you…

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4BC – Drive with Scott Emerson

Topics: Labour force figures; Rapid antigen tests;    20/01/2022 04:30PM AEST   Scott Emerson: Increased by 65,000, that’s a monthly change of 0.5 per cent. Now, while the underemployment rate fell 1.9 per cent to 6.6 per cent, the participation rate remains constant at 66.1 per cent. Now the bottom line here is there’s a sensational…

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ABC – News Breakfast with Madeleine Morris

Topics: Return to school; student and working holiday maker visa holders; Living with COVID;  20/01/2022 7:32AM AEST   Madeleine Morris: Let’s go back to our top story national cabinet meeting today, Finance Minister Simon Birmingham joins us now from Adelaide. Thanks so much for your time, Senator Birmingham.   Simon Birmingham: Good morning, Madeleine. Good…

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