Press Conference, Parliament House

Topics: Australia to initiate WTO action for tariffs imposed on Australian barley by China 16/12/2020 12:18 PM   Simon Birmingham:     Late yesterday out of courtesy Australian officials in Canberra, Beijing and at the World Trade Organization in Geneva advised their Chinese counterparts of Australia’s intention to request formal consultations with China in relation to the…

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Interview on 2GB Afternoons with Joe Hildebrand

Topics: Australia-China trade relations; foreign interference; tourism industry; cruise industry 15/12/2020 12:15PM   Joe Hildebrand:           Another big thing in the news, of course, is the trade war with China appears to have escalated again. The Chinese-English language newspaper, The Global Times, which is basically just a propaganda sheet for the Chinese Communist Party, has reported…

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Press Conference, Commonwealth Parliamentary Offices, Sydney

Topics: Australia-China trade relationship 12/15/2020 10:07AM     Simon Birmingham:     Thanks, thanks very much for coming along today. We’ve seen further deeply disturbing and concerning reports out of China in the last 24 hours in relation to Australian exports, and particularly as it relates to exports of Australian coal. Our government is very, very concerned…

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Interview on ABC News, Afternoon Briefing, with Patricia Karvelas

Topics: trade relations with China, industrial relations reform, NZ backpackers 10/12/20 4:24PM   Patricia Karvelas:         Simon Birmingham is the Minister for Finance, Trade and Tourism and Investment and I spoke to him a short time ago.   [Excerpt]   Minister, welcome.   Simon Birmingham:     Thanks, Patricia. Great to be with you.   Patricia Karvelas:         We’re…

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Interview on 3AW Breakfast with Russel Howcroft

Topics: New Zealand working holiday maker campaign; Australia-China trade relations 10/12/2020 07:48AM   Russel Howcroft:          Young New Zealanders will be encouraged to travel to Australia over summer to help fill labour shortages on farms and in regional tourism towns as part of an ad campaign to try and offset the impacts of the international border…

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