Interview on Channel 7, Sunrise, with Monique Wright

Transcript Topics: Assistance for regional tourism industry, border restrictions. 27 September 2020 Monique Wright: And we’re joined this morning by Federal Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham with the details of that investment. Good morning to you. Now, what exactly will that $250 million go towards? Simon Birmingham: Hello Monique, well, what we’re doing today is announcing a particular…

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Interview on Channel 9, Today on Sunday, with Rebecca Maddern

Transcript Topics: Assistance for regional tourism, border restrictions, JobKeeper changes. 27 September 2020 Rebecca Maddern: Well, it’s been announced this morning that $250 million is being spent to kickstart our tourism industry. We’re now joined by the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham. Minister, good morning. This package is designed to fill the $30…

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Interview on 2GB, Drive with Jim Wilson

Transcript, E&OE Topics: international arrival caps, Qantas headquarters relocation 16 September 2020 Jim Wilson: We were told today how more Australians stranded overseas will be allowed to return home. Estimates vary but it suggested 20,000 to 25,000 Australians are stuck overseas. At the moment, there’s a cap of 4000 arrivals a week. The aim is not…

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Interview on 4BC Drive with Scott Emerson

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Lifting of the cap on Australians returning home, Qantas headquarters bidding 16 September 2020 Scott Emerson: Now we’ve had some good news today about this issue about Australians stranded overseas because of COVID. Obviously we’ve been hearing about the cases of thousands of Australians still over there trying to get back. Well today,…

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Interview on Sky News Live, Afternoon Agenda, with Kieran Gilbert

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Increasing caps on international arrivals; Qantas headquarters relocation; China import expo; Australia-China relationship 16 September 2020 Kieran Gilbert: Now, for more on this issue, I caught up with the Trade and Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham a short time ago. [Excerpt] Tourism and Trade Minister Simon Birmingham, thanks very much for your time. On…

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

Transcript Topics: Potential move of Qantas’ head office; Australians stranded overseas; Increasing the cap of returnees. 16 September 2020 David Bevan: Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment good morning to you. Simon Birmingham: Good morning David and Ali. David Bevan: And on the other phone line Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. Good morning to…

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Doorstop, Melrose Park SA

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Rise in domestic tourism; Business events grants program; Taliban prisoner transfer; China-Australia relationship; state border closures. 11 September 2020 Simon Birmingham: Thanks very much for coming along today. Firstly, a little glimmer of good news in what is a horrific year for our tourism industry. We have seen from June data around domestic…

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