Interview – Capital Hill – Nick Harmsen

Subject: Australian Automotive Industry E&OE… NICK HARMSEN: Is this announcement another barnacle clearing exercise? SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Not at all, what we have today is good news for South Australia and the Australian automotive industry in two senses. One is that the commitment to withdraw the legislation relating to reductions in funding for the automotive transformation…

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Doorstop – Youth Pilot Programmes

Subject: Industry Skills Fund Youth Pilot Programmes E&OE… SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thankyou for coming along today, this is an important announcement by the government detailing the pilot regions where our youth employment programmes will be run. These programmes are a very important component of our industry skills fund which is about helping to get more people…

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Interview – Mornings with Jonathon Kendall

Subject: VET FEE-HELP Reform E&OE… SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Well Jonathon look, I have concerns about elements of that. I’m particularly concerned about some of the reports that you’ve relayed from your listeners about the sign up tactics that are being deployed, the approach of free giveaways, the lack of transparency about the level of debt being…

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Interview – Doorstop, Adelaide

Subject: Submarine Procurement E&OE… SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Thanks very much for coming. If Jay Weatherill is serious about maximizing jobs rather than votes, he needs to be investing in helping South Australian businesses to bid and participate in the submarine procurement process rather than wasting taxpayer dollars on advertising. There’s an enormous opportunity for South Australia…

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Interview- RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas

Subjects: Changes to Government Whips, Government staff; Australia’s unemployment data; Automotive jobs; reskilling the workforce. E&OE… PATRICIA KARVELAS: I’m joined by Senator Simon Birmingham, he is  the Assistant Minister for Education and Training, welcome to RN Drive. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good afternoon Patricia and good afternoon to your listeners. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Now I’ll talk about jobs…

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Interview – Mornings with Jon Faine ABC 774

Subjects: Vocational Education and training reform; Higher Education reforms. E&OE… JON FAINE: Senator, good morning to you. SIMON BIRMINGHAM: Good morning John and good morning to your listeners. JON FAINE: We’ve frequently discussed how this system is wide open to rorts and there is any number of them, what are the principle problems that you’ve…

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5AA with Leon Byner – Carbon Tax Repeal

LEON BYNER: …Hey, boom-boom.  I don't know whether anybody running a business would have the forensic accounting ability to come up with that, but nevertheless at least it shows that people have got the right attitude.  Just be very careful to manage your expectations about what you're going to get back.  I'm not saying that…

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AM Agenda – Budget; Deficit Levy & Speaker.

Subjects: Budget; Deficit Levy; Speaker.   E&EO…….   KIERAN GILBERT: This is AM Agenda, thanks very much for your company. With me this morning Liberal frontbencher Senator Simon Birmingham and Labor’s Stephen Jones. Gentlemen, good morning to you. Senator Birmingham first to you, things are in a very difficult place aren’t they right now, for…

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