National Press Club Q&A

Transcript, E&OE Topics: Economic impacts of COVID-19 in Australia; International and domestic tourism; Australian trade relationships. 17 June 2020     Sabra Lane: Minister, if I could just pick up on the last points about tourism? Beyond the Australian-New Zealand travel bubble that’s being planned, when can you see a time that the borders might be…

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Interview on 4CA AM with John MacKenzie

Transcript, E&OE Topics: domestic tourism industry; interstate border restrictions. 17 June 2020     John MacKenzie: We’ve been talking the last few days about green shoots at long, long last. My God, it’s been a nightmare, hasn’t it? I don’t know communities anywhere in this country suffering more than ours per capita given that we rely…

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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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